Te Arawa Group Holdings

PRIORITY INVESTMENT SECTORS

    Geothermal Energy Sector

    Geothermal Energy Sector

    We are kaitiaki of this taonga, and it is one that we cherish and wish to develop sustainably.

    Geothermal energy development has been identified as a priority investment class. Te Arawa has been engaged and has had a relationship with our geothermal taonga for many generations.

    Our goal is to form a Te Arawa geothermal collective with Te Arawa land trusts and incorporations focused on sustainable geothermal development.

    Collaboration and commercial relationships are being sought with the aim of developing an equity investment position in multiple geothermal developments.

    We are fortunate to be kaitiaki of this natural resource that have been a part of our heritage for many generations.

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    Agribusiness

    Agribusiness

    Leveraging of New Zealand’s dominant global position, Te Arawa Group Holdings Ltd is seeking co-investment opportunities in the agribusiness sector.  Our company may consider investments in the food value chain – farm gate to consumer, including participation in food supply.

    We hope to develop a highly skilled subsidiary operations company to manage a large scale portfolio of farm businesses.

    Our investment focus will be flexible, cautious but non-restrictive given the recent impacts of the global recession, and ensuring we leverage off New Zealand’s dominant position in global markets from this sector.

    Forestry

    Forestry

    Forestry has employed our people for many generations, and it will continue to be a big part of our commercial portfolio going forward.

    Forestry has employed our people for many generations, and it will continue to be a big part of our commercial portfolio going forward.

    The Kaingaroa forest estate was once the largest man made forest in the world.

    This forestry estate has now been devolved to the CNI iwi, of which TPT is a shareholder.

    TPT receives a 15% share in the Crown Forest Lease rentals received from Kaingaroa Timberlands and the Rotorua District Council. The management of these commercial assets have been devolved to TAGH.

    TAGH intends to increase its stake hold within the forest sector, and our preferred strategy within forestry is to align our forestry interests with our overall investment intent and portfolio balance.

    TPT exercised the right to purchase a deffered selected property (Horohoro Forest, Mamaku) or DSP from the Crown in 2010.  TAGH subsequently purchased that forest from TPT.  The size of this forest is approximately 145.2500 hectares and it is managed by Hancock Forest Management.

    TAGH also manages on behalf of TPT interests in Rotoehu Forest/Part West Block being approximately 1,689 hectares.   The forest manager is Timberlands.

    Tourism

    Tourism

    Tourism has been a part of this country’s economy for more than 100 years, and Te Arawa has made a major contribution to the tourism sector.

    Tourism has been a part of this country’s economy for more than 100 years, and Te Arawa has made a major contribution to the tourism sector.

    We have many operators in the tourism sector operating in isolation, and we see an opportunity to consolidate the operators to reduce competition, and to take a greater market share in the tourism industry in the Rotorua region.

    We intend take a major stakehold in this sector.

    Property

    Property

    Strategic relationships and partnerships with well-established Iwi owned property development companies will feature as part of this strategy.

    TAGH manages seven school properties in and around Rotorua on behalf of TPT.  Those properties are Lake Rotoma School, Horohoro School, Lynmore Primary School, Ngongotaha School, Rotokawa and Mokoia Intermediate/Owhata School.

    TAGH intends to build on their experience and look to other successful iwi around the country, in particular Waikato Tainui in developing a commercial property portfolio.  In the main, the investment in commercial property will essentially be driven by two strategies;

     

    1. direct investment in strategic assets that have synergies with our other investment sectors; and
    2. a co-owned and operated property investment fund.

    Strategic relationships and partnerships with well-established Iwi owned property development companies will feature as part of this strategy.