Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te miro
With your basket and my basket our people will prosper
BerryCo recognises that for any horticultural vision to grow and flourish there is a need to work with both land and people – treating the land respectfully and building the capability of people.
To yield the best results possible BerryCo has teamed up with Miro Limited Partnership, which is also based in Te Puna near Tauranga in the Western Bay of Plenty of New Zealand.
Miro Limited Partnership is a collaboration of Māori business and horticultural leadership specifically focused on delivering sustainable productivity to Māori-owned horticultural land.
Miro’s vision is to commercialise high value berry varieties in partnership with Māori landowners.
Together BerryCo and Miro Limited Partnership will present a unique structure offering strong agribusiness now and into the future through the following:
The establishment of an orchard in the Bay of Plenty, with an associated centre of excellence.
Providing training and experience in orcharding practices, management and marketing for young Māori.
Exploring a unique indigenous brand in export markets – Asia in particular.
This signals an exciting journey that will breathe life into New Zealand’s berryfruit industry, while forging its reputation on the world stage.