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New Zealand: Northland iwi starts planting 20-hectare avocado orchard

Far North iwi, Te Runanga o NgāiTakoto, has started planting its new 20-hectare avocado orchard, Rakau Ora, in Kaitaia. The project is the result of 4 years of extensive planning, in partnership with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and key businesses in the horticulture sector.

"The orchard is a means to achieve our aspiration of using our Treaty settlement assets to build a strong economic base for our people," says Rangitane Marsden, chief executive of NgāiTakoto.

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