(6 June 2014)
Following the success of their first shop in eastern Rotorua, Te Kotahitanga o Te Arawa Waka Fisheries Trust Board has opened a second shop in the west of Rotorua, providing fresh seafood to consumers in the region.
The risk has paid off for the commercial arm of Te Kotahitanga o Te Arawa fisheries.
Te Kotahitanga o Te Arawa represents 11 tribes and manages their fisheries assets. They’re currently making a weekly profit of $18,000.
The hands-on approach taken by Te Kotahitanga o Te Arawa has been beneficial, and it’s hoped business will continue to grow thanks to the truck they’ve purchased for a mobile venture.
As well as providing scholarships for their people, they also give out fish to marae linked to their trust, so they can feed visitors at tangihanga.
Fresh seafood from Tauranga is delivered here every day.