bring whānau to whenua with orchards
Iwi across Te-Matau-a-Māui or Hawke's Bay are making big investments in orchards, bringing whānau back to their whenua.
They hope this new kaupapa will bring their people jobs.
Roimata King works at Ngāti Pāhuwera's Pākuratahi orchard near Tangoio, just north of Ahuriri or Napier.
She moved to Te-Matau-a-Māui from an infant formula industry job in Waikato to join her whānau.
"I've got my grandmother who works here with me, I've got my sister, cousins," she said.
She said work such as this was all about improving Te Whare Tapa Whā - a Māori model that describes health as a wharenui, or meeting house - with four walls.
Link to article: Te Matau a Māui iwi bring whānau to whenua with orchards - NZ Herald