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Two major current research programmes are Clean Water, Productive Land and Iwi Futures. More information can be found within this web section.

Some other recent programmes are listed below.

Allergy-fighting milk

Research to understand the role of specific milk antibodies in preventing human allergies.

Contact: Dr Ali Hodgkinson, Food & Bio-based Products group,

FOMA cluster

Research to understand the potential for a Māori proprietary wool value chain based on aggregating specified wool lines and/or developing Māori branded wool products.

Specialised dairy products

Development of immunisation protocols to produce enhanced IgA milk for the production of health-promoting dairy products.

Nutrient management

Measurement of nitrogen losses from dairy systems in the Rotorua catchment and the development of mitigation practices and tools.

Contact: Dr Stewart Ledgard, Land & Environment group,

Financial analysis and reporting software

Development of a financial analysis and reporting software for corporate agribusinesses.

Wairarapa Moana Incorporation - winter management

Research to understand the nitrogen losses from dairy wintering systems and the design of farm management practices that balance productivity and environmental goals.

Contact: Dr Mark Shepherd, Land & Environment group,

Monitor farm evaluations

Evaluation of the group process that was used within the Tairawhiti Land Development Trust projects and the changes that occurred in terms of capability and productivity.

Contact: Toni White, Land & Environment group,


 Key information

  • Clean Water, Productive Land
  • Iwi Futures
  • Allergy-fighting milk
  • FOMA cluster
  • Specialised dairy products
  • Nutrient management
  • Financial analysis and reporting software
  • Wairarapa Moana Inc. - winter management
  • Monitor farm evaluations


Dr Tanira Kingi
Portfolio Leader, Māori Agribusiness
Email Tanira