April 30, 2018, 2:48 p.m.
Wāhine Māori from Te Rārawa are leading a Haukāinga based Hemp growing operations in Ahipara. Hemp has the potential to be a valuable contributor in the Far North both economically and in the health and wellbeing of our people. Tui Qauqau-Te Paa, Aorangi Logan and Te Rana Porter, are spear heading a group of Te Rarawa Kaiwhare wāhine in researching the many benefits of growing a hemp industry here in the Far North. Koekoeā Hemp Limited have started rolling out a range of body oils 'Elixir of Tangotango' also hemp seed hearts that have many health benefits.
Hemp unlike its counterpart is so low in THC, the psycoactive ingredient, that you cannot get a high from ingesting any part of the hemp plant. There are around 50,000 different uses for hemp and is considered the most versitle plant in the world.
Check out the Koe Koeā at https://www.koekoeahemp.com/
Local hapū and iwi are working with NZTA to maintain their kaitiakitanga status during the re-build of the Taipa Bridge.
Lake Ngātu has been a familiar source of kuta for many generations of local Māori