Media Coverage

Gorse Removal Priority for BOPRC

One family in Rotorua is doing its part to help clean up local waterways, by removing gorse and planting 120,000 manuka trees in its place. A 150-hectare property by Lake Ōkāreka was faced with an abundant gorse problem after the passing of Taiaroa Royal’s father and eldest brother, who had previously run the farm. Click Read more…

Manuka honey is one of our most valuable export industries. This week it was granted protection under trademark but faces supply issues. In 2010 under the Primary Growth Partnership, Manuka honey received government investment to trial Manuka plantations to ‘farm’ honey. Rural Exchange speaks to Stephen Lee about the progress of the Primary Growth Partnership Read more…