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  •   Home > News > Maori

    It's thought a Kiwifruit orchard purchase by three Maori iwi is the largest ever made in New Zealand

    It's thought a Kiwifruit orchard purchase by three Maori iwi is the largest ever made in New Zealand


    Three iwi-based companies have bought a 98 hectare plot of green and gold Kiwifruit in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty.

    The chair of one of these companies, Paul Quinn of Ngati Awa Group Holdings, says it's a significant long-term investment.

    He says it's an intergenerational investment, which will provide jobs and good income.

    Quinn says it's a strong move for the tribe, confirming the importance of Maori participation in the provincial economy.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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