We continue to broaden our networks across the food and fibre sector, connecting with groups and people who have a range of views an experiences. We do this to build a balanced picture of the needs of the sector.
Through direct conversations and research, we aim to support our sector with a future focus – we want to have sound information about current trends, challenges, opportunities and what could, or is likely to, happen in the future. We want to investigate current success stories and identify what has been tried, what has worked, and how we can prepare for different scenarios ahead.
Engagement also helps us ensure that the advice we give on government’s investment in skills, training and qualifications will meet the diverse needs and aspirations of the sector.
Muka Tangata works collectively with other Ohu Ahumahi Workforce Development Councils to meet and talk with iwi and hapū Māori about their aspirations for skills and training to support workforce development.
We also see goals that are common across many iwi and hapū – in particular concern for te taiao and te whenua, and a desire for skills and training that support their rangatahi (youth) to develop into leaders in their industries. In our wider work programme we develop suggestions to address some of these common interests.
If you wish to discuss your goals for workforce development within your iwi or hapū, please contact us.
Primary Contact – Brian Ireland ›
Rice, Grain, Cereal, Sugar, Cotton, Other
Primary Contact – Sarah Vallance ›
Dairy cattle and goat farming
Primary Contact – Isabelle Coates ›
Secondary Contact – Rachael Handy ›
Horse farming, Horse and dog racing
Forestry, Logging, Forestry support services
Primary Contact – John Henare ›
Kiwifruit, Berry, Apple and pear, Stone and citrus fruit, Olives, Other fruit or nut trees, Fruit and vegetable retailing
Primary Contact – Krista Henare ›
Secondary Contact – Chevourne Taukiri ›
Grape growing, Alcoholic beverage manufacturing
Nursery production, Floriculture production, Turf growing, Gardening services
Poultry and Pigs
Primary Contact – Chevourne Taukiri ›
Aquaculture, Fishing, Seafood processing, Fish and seafood wholesaling
Primary Contact – Catherine Ross ›
Sheep and Beef, Wool harvesting, Deer
Sheep and Beef – Isabelle Coates ›
Wool harvesting, Deer – Rachael Handy ›
Other Agriculture and fishing services, Landscape construction, Agriculture product wholesaling
Mushroom, Vegetable, Fruit and vegetable retailing