Te Tai Tokerau Maori Forestry Collective chairman Pita Tipene said the sector could more than triple in Northland over coming years.
Te Tai Tokerau Māori Forestry Collective with support from the Whenua Māori Fund of $266,000 is trialling a prototype and attracting new investors.
The chair of a new Taitokerau forestry collective says it’s a way to address some of the problems affecting the sector.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Te Puni Kokiri (TPK) welcomed the announcement of Te Taitokerau Māori Forestry Collective Incorporated's Action Plan to 2020 launched today at the He Kai Kei Aku Ringa (HKKAR) Regional Hui in Kerikeri.
The company also won the Most Outstanding Maori Enterprise category.
Demonstrating it is a market leader, being recognised and respected by its peers, and having a welcoming environment for its team, customers and stakeholders has seen Waipapa Pine take out top spot in this year's Te Hiringa Tai Tokerau Maori Business Awards.