Potential for a new primary industry in Waikato
Sponsored by New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Inc
Exploring hemp's economic and sustainability potential: New primary industry in Waikato
About this event:
What can hemp do for you?
We explore hemp’s economic and sustainability potential by delving into the opportunities for a new primary industry in Waikato.
How can hemp be used in FARMING:
Farming as an alternative land use and cash crop plus phytoremediation, heavy metal removal and soil cleaning/conditioning. Use for nitrogen uptake, and climate change mitigation. Crop rotation and break cropping in collaboration with other primary industries.
How can hemp be used in the FOOD INDUSTRY:
Seeds for food and utilising local circular economy by-product streams to make new and innovative products. Hemp seed nutritional products for human and animals as well as seed multiplication for northern hemisphere hempseed companies. Future uses of hemp leaf, sprouts and roots.
How can hemp be used in the FIBRE INDUSTRY:
Investment in decortication and primary processing would enable enterprises to scale and enter markets for high and low tech industrial uses, producing a diverse variety of end products such as geotextiles, apparel fabrics, construction materials, and composites. Collaboration with other primary sectors, such as forestry and wool.
How can hemp be used in the HEALTH Industry:
Female plant cultivation for the emerging health and wellness industry, utilising minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids as high-value fractions from locally grown crops for global niche markets. Working with Manuka, Kakawawa and other native botanicals grown in New Zealand.
Richard Barge (NZHIA)
The NZHIA Chair presents a history of hemp in Aotearoa New Zealand and a new iHemp industry for Northern Waikato.
Bill Quinn (OrganicAg)
Opportunities and differences in production and marketing of iHemp.
Dr Nick Marsh (Next Corporation)
New Zealand Hemp export Driven investor Report, unlocking the potential.
Kim Murrell (Hill Laboratories)
Hill Laboratories is NZ’s largest privately owned analytical laboratory using the latest technologies to supply a broad range of laboratory tests to domestic and international markets in three testing areas: Agriculture, Environmental and Food.
Racquel Duffy (Global Canvas)
How hemp can change the fashion world, and heal our whenua and moana.
Join us from 7:00pm for networking then the event will formally commence at 7:30pm.
7.30pm Mihi whakatau/Welcome
7.50pm Introduction/What is iHemp
8.00pm NZHIA and the business plan
8-9pm Local iHemp business
8-9pm EDM, council
9.00pm Question and Answers
10.00pm Event finishes