Northland

About Northland

Northland is the country’s northernmost region. The region includes the Far North, Whangarei and Kaipara District Councils. The Māori name Tai Tokerau extends beyond the regional boundary to encompass the the southern part of the Northland peninsula, including the Kaipara catchment.

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From a food perspective, Northland can grow a wide range of subtropical and tropical fruits with bananas and pineapple now in the early stages of commercial development. From a climate change perspective, Northland is particularly vulnerable as we have 2000 km of coast and harbour shoreline (The Kaipara harbour has the world’s longest shoreline. As the closest to the equator we are in the front line for adverse weather events and tropical pests and diseases. Our household incomes are the lowest in the country. (Read more about Northland at Wikipedia)

This webpage includes subpages about Northland’s food systems including:

Food Policy in Northland

Local Food Northland webpage and Conference 2017

The conference pages include video of conference presentations including Anne Palmer of Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Barbara Burlingame.

Some Northland food stories

Also search for the “Northland” category in blogs.