Can we build a kānuka industry based on chemotypes?
Project start: 11 March 2021
Project completed: 31 May 2022
MPI funding: $68,200
Industry funding: $111,500
Industry partner: Hikurangi Bioactives Limited Partnership
This project has enabled the participants to imagine what a kānuka industry could (and should) look like. It created several key resources and part of the infrastructure that the industry will need to be successful. The project recognised that kānuka is a taonga species, and that Māori must have a special relationship to, and position within, the industry because of their kaitiaki responsibilities to kānuka.