July 22, 2013
Hui called for Māori forest owners
A hui in Rotorua next month will give Māori forest owners the chance to see how they can shape the future of the industry.
The first Māori Forestry Forum at Waiariki Institute of Technology is backed by the Federation of Māori authorities, Te Arawa Primary Sector Inc, the crown’s Scion forest research institute, and Te Puni Kokiri.
Topics include global markets, ownership models, indigenous forestry, multi cropping, research and technology, ecotourism, carbon options and employment.
Māori now hold about $2 billion in forestry assets that include land, trees and energy options.
Organisers hope the hui can form a national strategy to support Māori forestry.
The hui is on August 16, with registrations through www.scionresearch.com.
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