Nuhiti Q Story

This page is designed to use the experience of a group of Māori landowners on the East Cape in order to understand how others interested in participating in the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme could get involved with buyers for the carbon credits they earn from their native forests.

We want to understand and document the decision-making, negotiations, engagement and experiences of landowners who signed the contract with Nuhiti Q. The aim is to provide insights on how communities and landowners can efficiently use carbon markets to encourage increased profitable native forest regeneration on Māori land in Tairāwhiti and how other key groups can make profitable native reforestation easier.

As part of the Nuhiti Q project, the project team have created some videos talking with people who have already been involved in carbon farming in Tairāwhiti.

Check out what the landowner (Nikki Searancke, Chairperson of Nuhuti Q) has to say.

Find out how the emitter (David Bodger, GM of Gull NZ) works with local landowners.

Discover how the consultant broker (Bryan McKinlay of Eastern NZ Forestry Ltd) can help.

Learn about how local government grants (Kerry Hudson from Gisborne District Council) can support entry to the Emissions Trading Scheme.