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

Land owner support Rangatira

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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

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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

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

Whenua -Whanau support

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.