Ratahi Cross
Ratahi Cross

Ratahi Cross

Te Awanui Huka Pak Ltd is a 100% Maori owned company founded in 1984 by a collection of Maori trusts. At the time, the founders were all kiwifruit growers looking to venture into the value chain. Today Te Awanui Huka Pak Shareholders collectively are the largest Māori Kiwifruit growers. Te Awanui are influential shareholders in the publicly listed Australasian Produce Business Seeka Ltd. Te Awanui Huka Pak also has direct interests in commercial property at Mount Maunganui and Avocados in the far north through a recent syndication.

The Chairperson of Te Awanui is Ratahi Cross, he is also Chairman of their largest shareholder – Ngai Tukairangi Trust, one of the largest single growers of Kiwifruit in Aotearoa NZ. With a background in Natural Science specializing in Native flora and fauna. He also lectures in Māori History for several tribes he belongs to. He is an acknowledged Horticulture pioneer and leader.

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Our Work Programmes

Case Study Forestry


FOMA member says the idea of national FOMA was to collectivise Maori interests, share information, and create scale and opportunities to influence change for the betterment of members.

Case Study Horticulture


FOMA has had a cohort of members involved in horticulture for many years, and over 30 years the federation's interest in horticulture has increased.

Case Study Honey


Manuka's transition from firewood to a honey supply is providing a valuable commodity for Maori land block owners.

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Beef & Lamb New Zealand
Te Awanui Ki Te Whai Ao
Ngai Tukairangi Trust
Ballance | Agri Nutrients
Fulton Hogan
Foma Innovation
Institute of Directors NZ
British High Commission
The University of Auckland | Engineering
Victoria University of Wellington
MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
Ministry for Women