2017 MACADAMIA HIGHLIGHTS

Gisborne Street Food festival on Anniversary Day, the Stat holidays and the extended sizzling summer

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September Field Day Success

Macadamia Trees for Sale

Plant orders are now due as we are currently grafting for delivery in Spring 2017 and Autumn 2018. Don’t miss out, place your order now!

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Nutcrackers

We are now stocking NZ made Nut Crackers. The two options available are the Deluxe box cracker and the Base cracker.

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grafted macadamia trees available

Orders are being taken to graft plants for delivery in Autumn and Spring 2018. Don’t miss out!

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nursery aims for 30k plant capacity in 2017

Nursery capacity was expanded from 3,000 to 10,000 plants in 2015/2016 and will reach 30,000 plant capacity in 2017 to meet the increased demand for macadamia trees.

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Maori macadamia industry tough nut to crack

A successful entrepreneur who runs her own insurance company – Life Broker Services in Gisborne – Vanessa is best known in Māori business circles as the Nut Lady on account of her macadamia interests. Together with her partner, Rod Husband, she owns a large organic orchard at Torere near Opotiki and a small de-husking plant operated by Rod in Gisborne.

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Cracking the macadamia market

Torere Macadamias has had Activate Tairawhiti help to grow the business and progress plans for a regional co-operative, as it targets 50ha in macadamia trees here in 10 years — to rival Waikato as the country’s biggest producer.

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Torere Macadamias and the Poutama Trust

Vanessa Hayes and Wiremu Kerekere (grand-uncle) swapped shares in whanau land at Torere for a home in Gisborne in 1981. Vanessa then incorporated Torere Macadamias Ltd (TML) in 1999 to lease and mortgage the block for macadamia development. Variety trial plantings began in 1996 and a quarantine facility and nursery was built in 2001 to import, trial, propagate and assess the best varieties suitable for New Zealand conditions.