Te Awanui Huka Pak targets million-dollar European fruit market

By Ripeka Timutimu

A group of Māori kiwifruit growers are looking to get a slice of the million-dollar European fruit market in the New Year.

‘Te Awanui Huka Pak’ from the Bay of Plenty is a leader in the kiwifruit industry and they say huge profits could be made on the other side of the world.

Te Awanui Huka Pak Chairman, Neil Te Kani says they've had huge success in the Asian region, and now it's time to expand their horizons.

‘Ngai Tukairangi Trust’ has produced kiwi fruit for many years and they were lucky enough to survive the PSA virus.

Neil knows of one Maori grower that has joined the group taking the government to court over the PSA issue.

With Te Awanui Huka Pak evading the wrath of the PSI virus there’s no doubt brighter days lie ahead for the company.