June 28, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Haukura Jones from Pacific Trade Invest helped host a group of 24 businesses from around Te Moana Nui a Kiwa. For many it was their first time in Aotearoa, bringing with them a range of their traditional products, in the hope of fostering business opportunities with domestical purchasers. They were visiting under the pathway to market program run by Pacific Trade Invest earlier this year, showcasing their unique traditional products for release in to the New Zealand market. These iwi taketake are passionate about the mahi they do, connecting their traditional knowledge of their rongoa, food stuffs, health care products and garments, with domestic purchasers in Aotearoa.