Over the week of the 16th of April a small delegation from Chile’s indigenous people group Rapa Nui (from the Easter Islands), Chile’s export promotion agency and Ministry of Agriculture are travelling to Gisborne and Auckland to learn from Maori agribusiness.
Their focus is on the apiary industry but they are also interested in general regional economic development of small communities, particularly indigenous communities.
Ngarangi Walker (he uri no Tairawhiti) will be hosting the delegation for MPI while in Tairawhiti and will also facilitate both parts of the workshop.
The programme follows:
Thursday 19 April
Venue: Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, Beach End of Grey Street, Gisborne (Ph 06-867-7537)
11.45am – 1.15pm Theme: Rapa Nui – Tairawhiti connections
A presentation will be made by Rapa Nui on their visit to Tairawhiti and what learning they will take back home with them, followed by a discussion on possible future collaborations.
1.15pm – 2.15pm Lunch and farewell to the Rapa Nui delegation
2.15pm – 3.30pm Theme: Building connections and developing knowledge and skills of international markets with Maori agribusiness