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

Land owner support kaitiaki


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 exporting


James is a landowner from the East Coast and a director of a JV marketing entity that complements the development of exports 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 manuka seedling 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.

Harvesting/extraction ops


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 pilot


Sadly, no longer with us, 14 years ago, Dawn planted the macadamia seeds that today have created the a truly innovative "whanau-on-the-Whenua" agri-biz model for Maori landowners 

The team is supported by specialist service providers

Business System Development


A former BIG4 audit firm manager, Nic is President of US based EzyXchange Ltd, the registered crowdfunding intermediary company that developed the Co-Ops business system and capital formation program. Currently acts as the Co-Op's Interim CEO pending the appointment of a NZ based chairman with Co-Op and farming sector experience.

Branded Consumer Products


From her own beauty salons in ZA to launching a range of skin care products in 3 countries, Linda is developing a range of health, wellness. skin and hair care products for the "177East" and "Tribal" branded consumer products which Linda will launch in the US from her family's Florida base.

US Crowdfunding Support


Active in the Colorado crowdfunding community and a founder director of Denver based EzyXchange Ltd. Lucas (seen here filing the EzyXchange crowdfunding docs at the Regulators office in Denver in 2015) provides support services to SME's seeking to go to the Colorado market for equity funding support.


DOC-850-NDA-0419 (P'word req'd) (pdf)


CV-NI-310119 NDA & Password required (pdf)