Our "Whanau-on-the-Whenua" micro-agri-biz support team

Land owner support Rangatira


Kaumatua and Rangatira of the Te-Upokorehe Iwi/Hapu, Jim heads up the Iwi's participation in all aspects of the tribes asset development 

Manuka Honey & Oil operations


James is a landowner from the East Coast where he is the director of the Co-Ops JV entity that is to supply the Manuka Oil for export to the Florida retail shop

1M trees nursery whenua owner


Whanarua Bay based Rickson and his whanau own the whenua (land) where the Co-Ops macadamia nursery program is located

Whenua -Whanau support


Based in Rotorua with an LLB and specializing in Treaty of Waitangi land issues, Tania provides Jim and his team with legal insight.

Crop management operations


Based in Opotiki and drawing on his farming and orchard skills from his South African farming background, Wynand directs ground operations, 

Whanau-on-the-Whenua kuia


14 years ago, Dawn planted the macadamia seeds that today have created the template for Maori landowners to replicate "Out-East" 

The team is supported by specialist service providers

Corporate Development


A former BIG4 audit firm manager, Nic heads up US based EzyXchange Ltd, a crowdfunding intermediary company that developed the Co-Ops business system and currently acts as the Co-Op's CEO.

177 East Skin care products


From her own beauty salons in ZA to launching a range of skin care products in 3 countries, Linda has developed the launch products for the 177 EAST "value-adding" skin care products.

HoneyHuts production


With 30 years of school woodworking technology gained as a high school HUD, Stewart directs the planned 3D production printing of the HoneyHuts trading division.