At the age of fifteen, Mathew Pooley left school to take up farming and ten years later he is now managing a farm owned by his iwi- Ngāi Tahu Farms based in Maungatere.
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Fonterra hosts hui with 100 Māori suppliers
Over two days, nearly 100 Māori suppliers to Fonterra are meeting with the multinational dairy cooperative in Auckland to learn more about what the company does with their product.
Northland plant to change collagen market
A sustainable farming project launched in Northland is expected to meet a demand for collagen in the US. The new plant will change cow parts into collagen to provide to the US pharmaceutical industry.
Farmers urged to keep children safe this summer
Farmers are being encouraged to keep children safe on farms over the school holidays with a heightened risk of accidents on farms.
Animal welfare, high priority for Māori farm
A complaint on animal welfare sent in to the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) in September has inspired a Māori Trust farm near Rotorua to re-think how they approach animal welfare on their farm.
2016 Ahuwhenua Trophy launched
The 2016 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award for dairy was launched by Minister for Māori Development, Te Ururoa Flavell in Wellington in the weekend.
Native Affairs- Pay Out Blues
The volume is being turned down on NZ's "rockstar" economy; in particular the dairy industry is being exposed to the cold hard light of plummeting international prices. So how are Māori farmers coping?
Fonterra pay out for solid milk could be an opportunity for Māori
Fonterra has dropped its forecast pay-out for the season to $3.85 per kilogram of solid milk. This is expected to hurt farmers all across the country but does this present an opportunity for Māori?
Native Affairs- Gifted Away- Part 1
Last month we brought you the story of how the Māori Education Trust sold off a prime farm block in the Wairarapa that had been gifted for the purpose of educating Māori from that rohe.
Maranga Station take on the big boys of farming
Maranga Station, a family-owned farming operation just out of Gisborne, has proven they've got what it takes to go up against the big boys of farming after being named a finalist in the Ahuwhenua Trophy Awards.