Chris Eruera (Ngāi Tahu) wants to be the first tribal member to manage one of the new Ngāi Tahu dairy farms.
“Our rangatira fought long and hard to re-establish our tribal economic base. They carved a pathway and I’m extremely proud to be here now.”

Chris is second-in-charge of a Ngāi Tahu farm, established at Eyrewell on the northern banks of the Waimakariri River. Three of the planned 14 dairy farms for the complex are in operation, with another three farms due to come into production in time for next season. Among the dairy farms will be 150 hectares of native planting – that’s the size of 300 rugby fields set aside for native biodiversity. Potentially there will be 100 jobs created to support the development. [Read more…]