Hemp Production May Be Huge Boost For Tararua

News Dannevirke iwi Ngāti Kahungunu ki Tāmaki nui-a-Rua Trust is exploring the possibility of building a state-of-the-art hemp processing facility in our region, is an exciting opportunity, Tararua District mayor Tracey Collis says.

Ngāti Kahungunu ki Tāmaki nui-a-Rua Trust is embarking on the new business venture in hemp processing which will see the iwi facilitate the sale of high-quality hemp products in New Zealand, with their new global partners, Jinzhou Qiaopai Biotech, after signing a partnership agreement with the global leaders in hemp food production.

The partnership follows the recent announcement from Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor, in relation to regulatory changes allowing the sale of hemp seed as food in New Zealand, which came into force on Monday.

Photo: Massey’s Dr Huub Kerckhoffs (left) and Professor Simon Hall with Hayden Hape and Ngati Kahungunu Asset Holding Company Director Trevor Moeke, at the signing. Photo / Christine McKay For morCapturee on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to hawkesbaytoday.co.nz Posted: 23 November 2018