Last month Hawke’s Bay farmers and food producers
celebrated a significant victory with the Hastings District
Council’s decision to protect the district’s GM Free
food producer status in the local plan.
The Miere Coalition, which represents Maori honey interests,
supports the UMF Honey Association's (UMFHA) bid to trade
mark manuka honey and says the industry group needs to work
with Maori to make it successful.