Forestry in Taitokerau is a thriving industry, Taitokerau Māori Forests Inc has watched the industry strengthen and grow, and we are recognising opportunities for our own people to participate across the entire value chain.
Our journey is to work with Māori landowners to lift productivity opportunities, educate, encourage, and support the transition from lessor arrangements with others to owner management of land and forestry assets. The path we have travelled in the formation of Taitokerau Māori Forests Inc has led us to collaborate with industry leaders, who have given shape to our purpose and abilities.
Being a Māori Collective, we have motivations and characteristics that set us apart from non-Māori business collectives.
We offer a unique point of difference in how we do business based on our tikanga (cultural values) and kaitiakitanga (custodial) responsibility to protect intergenerational assets for future generations. We have many years of experience building relationships and forming strategic alliances, dating back to the trader ship days in Taitokerau waters.
We have incorporated this collective to put our aspirations into action to enhance the future of Māori in forestry.