Hāpai produce is grown in Te Pataka of the Banks Peninsula, restoring a centuries old reputation as an abundant maara kai region. Our products combine the best of modern science with traditional Māori practice to create a genuine, heritage, spray and blight free crop of gourmet taewa – It’s about regenerating communities and creating kai sustainability and resilience. Hāpai is local, fresh, sustainable, ethical and natural.
The Koukourārata Development Company (KDC) was established to give effect to the 2025 vision for the Rūnanga: to protect and restore the mauri (life spirit) of the land and its water, and to engage and reconnect whānau with Koukourārata through creating employment, education enterprise and other opportunities for them to return to the beautiful tranquil bay.
“to feed the puku and the brain by growing food and providing training and jobs.”
KDC has responsibility for innovation and enterprise based around the Four Koukourārata Pou or Strategic Goals:
- Matauranga (including education and research)
- Economic Development
- Employment Opportunities
- Bringing whānau home / papakāinga.