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.
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:
[This section is for each region to develop]
Food Policy in Northland
Local Food Northland Conference 2017
Some Northland food stories
Also search for the “Northland” category in blogs.