COMMERCIAL PARTNERS

As a collective organisation it makes sense that we collaborate further with others.

And our collaborative approach to business makes even greater sense considering that 90% of our commercial partnerships are with companies that are partly owned by our 14 Iwi Members. Take a look below at our main partnerships and the companies that we partner with.

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Established in 1961, Sealord is 50% owned by Iwi including our 14 Iwi Members, who collectively hold an indirect 12% interest in the company. We supply Sealord annually with 9,000 mt of deepwater fish stocks including hoki, orange roughy, hake and ling.

Our premium inshore fish is managed through a joint venture with Moana New Zealand (formerly “Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd”). We contribute 1,000 mt of ACE and receive a share of profits. We also supply Moana with ACE for highly migratory species and paua. Our 14 Iwi Members collectively own 25% of Moana New Zealand.

Port Nicholson Fisheries (PNF) is the largest Maori owned exporter of live lobster. It is also the largest North Island exporter and second largest nationally managing 600 mt. As one of three founding members we own a third of the business alongside Parininihi ki Waitotara and Ngati Mutunga ki Wharekauri (Chatham Islands). As of April 2016, Moana New Zealand has joined as a key limited partner in the business.

For over 6 years we have supplied Pelco with 2,500 mt of our Pelagic fish stocks including jack mackerel, blue mackerel, kahawai and some tuna. Pelco is a privately owned business with strong Maori connections. It specialises in Pelagic fish and is located in Mount Maunganui.