Strength in diversity – Aotea Organics

Theresa Sjoquist

Aotea Organics is an enterprising farm demonstrating resilience and sustainability through a mix of productive activities and value-adding.   Five years ago, American Dan Friedlander, and his Japanese wife, Kazuyo, bought Aotea Organics at Shelly Beach on the South Head of Kaipara Harbour. Originally set up as Shelly Beach Farm in 1978 and run by John […]

Many generations, same earth and sky

Biofarm cows - Photo James Tait-Jamieson

Profile of Biofarm, a Manawatu organic family farm with a long history who recently recieved the cloak of Hau Parakore, an indigenous verification Hua Parakore is the indigenous verification and validation system for mahinga kai (food and product manufacture), initiated and driven by Te Waka Kai Ora (National Māori Organics Authority of Aotearoa) – MAI […]