The target of the external relations portfolio is to build on community and local government relationships whilst being the advocate for kiwifruit growers on wider issues such as health and safety and resource management.

The Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Growth Study

The Bay of Plenty Growth Study Opportunities Report released in May 2015, has identified a number of opportunities that can leverage the underlying strengths of the Bay of Plenty region and enable it to perform to its potential. One of the key strengths identified in the study for the Bay of Plenty is the kiwifruit industry. Read the study here [PDF 5.6MB]

NZKGI is involved in the Regional Growth Study and is part of a horticultural action plan as an outcome of the study. Below outlines the areas NZKGI are involved in developing for the region:

  • Education and skills
  • Industry partnership between iwi and employers to develop full time positions
  • Unlocking Maori land for horticulture
  • Increase labour resources through improving perception of employment in the horticulture industry.