Tamarind is pleased to announce that we have signed a relationship agreement with Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Trust.
Ngāruahine is one of the eight iwi in Taranaki and its rohe is located between Taranaki Iwi to the west and Ngāti Ruanui to the east. The Tasman Sea is of particular significance to Ngāruahine, as historically it provided a means of navigation, a mechanism by which trade was conducted and particularly, sustenance by way of the food (mataitai/shellfish) contained within it.
Tamarind respects Te Korowai’s kaitiakitanga approach and is committed to working together with Te Korowai to enable ongoing information sharing and mutual education on matters relating to Tamarind’s activities and Te Korowai’s interests in the ocean and coastal marine area within its rohe.
Our agreement sets out a framework for an ongoing relationship and to record the mutual commitment to work together to achieve the agreed goals based on the values of:
We look forward to further building our relationship with Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Trust and to finding ways that we can support their mission to be a healthy, wealthy and culturally vibrant iwi.
As announced in November 2018, Tamarind entered into a share and asset purchase agreement with TAG Oil Ltd. to acquire their Taranaki Basin assets.
TAG shareholders voted to approve the transaction on 3rd January 2019 and Tamarind has been busy working through transition planning.
Tamarind is working on transitioning a number of TAG’s employees to the company at completion of the transaction. As an established operator in the Taranaki Basin, Tamarind has a number of similarly established roles already. Unfortunately, this means there won’t be suitable roles for a number of TAG’s employees after the transition to Tamarind as operator. Tamarind’s main priority is to ensure a seamless and safe transition during the transfer period.
Deal close is expected to be on or around 31st March 2019 and remains subject to regulatory and government approvals.
The Rahotu School gardens are blossoming thanks to the hard work of the students and Teacher Aides! This year they have added flowers to the garden so they can make arrangements and gift them to the community. They've already harvested the potatoes, and the strawberries were being picked daily until they were all gone - delicious. The students made a flan with the silverbeet, adding some mint for that extra flavour. And the lettuce made a perfect salad for all! The bountiful harvest will continue into the 2019 school year with Tamarind signing on to support the Teacher Aide's salary again so that this project can develop further.
Tamarind visited back in June to assist with the orchard planting and we look forward to seeing all the progress they will make again this year!