NORTHLAND FOREST NURSERIES
In 2011, ORT began a relationship with a neighbouring property of Rangihamama which runs a pine forest nursery. Seven hectares of land is leased to the pine nursery which is operated by a local family with Ngati Hine whakapapa. The operation employs 12-18 full time contractors during its peak season from August to October.
In 2011 the trust was approached by a local honey processing plant requesting that bee hives be allowed to overwinter on Omapere land. This is a beneficial passive activity as it brings income for very marginal land (i.e. scrubland) and requires negligible input from ORT. The trust hopes to grow this relationship for the future.
The shale quarry on Omapere land has been leased to a local contractor who is charged with developing the operation.
Any enquiries regarding the ORT please contact us.