Public Newsletter – Mar-Apr 2020 – In this issue:
- Land Use Fact sheet – Industrial hemp (for seed and fibre) Te Puni Kokiri
- Hill Laboratories is now a MOH Approved Lab and can do iHemp compliance testing
- Branching Out – a project to support Taranaki’s Food and Fibre industry
- iHemp in the news – Press Articles
A new Land Use Fact Sheet for Industrial Hemp (for seed or fibre) has been published to Tupu.nz
TUPU.nz supports the Whenua Māori Programme by helping Māori landowners navigate the complex journey of land ownership.
TPK say “In our recent series of training workshops around the regions, information on hemp options was front of mind for many Māori landowners at the moment. This fact sheet will be a valuable resource to assist with those discussions with landowners looking to get into the industry.”
It is great that the information is getting out there and much more education is required!!
Hill Laboratories is now a MOH Approved Lab and can do iHemp compliance testing
Hills are delighted to be able to tell you that they have been granted ‘Approved Laboratory’ status by the Ministry of Health and can now offer you THC testing on industrial hemp samples, for compliance with the Misuse of Drugs (Industrial Hemp) Regulations 2006.
Hill Laboratories is the first independent laboratory in NZ to achieve this status.
Hills are committed to providing excellent customer service, faster turn around time and accurate results, at an affordable rate. The cost for a THC compliance test is $399 + GST.
“With over 35 years experience, we are New Zealand’s leading independent, analytical testing laboratory. We look forward to testing your product and helping you meet your regulatory requirements.”
Branching Out – A project to support Taranaki’s Food and Fibre industry
A new project aimed at boosting Taranaki’s food and fibre industry has been launched by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. The goal of the two-year, $914,000 dollar project called Branching Out – is to identify up to 1 dozen (12) ventures that have the potential to boost Taranaki’s economy, O’Connor said.
Similar funds and initiatives are available in other areas, contact your local regional development agency.
Recent iHemp – New Zealand Press Articles
10 March 2020 – Idea Log – New hat label Goodlids hope to mobilise the hemp movement in New Zealand
7 March 2020 – Northern Advocate – Kaipara Kai to expand food options in the district
5 March 2020 RNZ – Medicinal cannabis hui: Maori seeking licences criticise high fees
2 March 2020 – Newstalk ZB – business Spotlight: Brad Green from the Brothers Green
24 February 2020 – RNZ – Hemp farm opens gates to the curious to promote “wonder crop”
24 February 2020 – Otago Daily times -Canterbury hemp farm opens its gates top promote ‘wonder crop”
24 February 2020 – RNZ – Hemp growers complain over red tape
7 February 2020 – ODT Rural Life – “world-class site” for medicinal cannabis
5 February 2020 – Dairy News – hemp harvesting up
16 January 2020 – Rural News – hemp/wool combo spinning a good yarn
6 December 2019 – RNZ – From dairy farming to hemp cultivation
3 December 2019 – Rural News – Hemp growers aiming high
Join the NZHIA for more information and support for your hemp enterprise, together we stand!