North Island East Coast Farmland

Iwi research lifts lid on carbon

Farmers Weekly interviewed Pia Pohatu about the Waro Project. 

A research project on the North Island’s east coast is helping Maori land owners balance the complexities of the Emissions Trading Scheme and establishing native forests with multiple land ownership.

Hikurangi Enterprises researcher Pia Pohatu at Ruatoria has spent three years working with Motu Research scoping Maori landowners’ interest in carbon farming and native forest regeneration. More…