Whether its planting trees on a river bank to help stop erosion or sponsoring a national health campaign, community and whānau are an important part of life at Miraka.
Pictured: Lucy McLeod, GM Sales and Optimisation at a community tree planting day.
PŌWHIRI TO WELCOME NEW STAFF AND FARMERS
Each year we hold a formal powhiri at our local marae to welcome new staff, business partners and farmers (and their families) to Miraka. It's a special occasion during which we get to know one another properly right from the start.
SUPPORTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Greening Taupō is an active community group of volunteers who regularly organise community planting days in the Taupō area. We regularly attend, sending a squad of staff for the day to help plant native shrubs. We also sponsor morning tea at the event which is attended by school children and the general public.
EMPLOYMENT AND CAREERS
We’re often looking for new people to join our team. We take part in local career expos and offer mechanical and engineering apprenticeships (and internships from time to time. We also support the career development of our staff by investing in their professional development.
Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancer forms in women - wahine Maori especially. We have twice provided sponsorship to the support the work of the Smear your Mea Trust which promotes awareness around cervical cancer and early screening to detect it.
As a Māori owned business and producer of quality kai / food products, we support events which showcase the best of Māori F&B. Our products have featured as part of the menu of the prestigious Tohunga Tumau dinner which is held during Matariki, the Māori New Year.
We support events run by trusts and organisations which support farming and the wider NZ community. Meat the Need is one such trust we have partnered with to supply UHT milk to help those in need.
WHAT WE DO IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
We get out on-farm as often as we can to stay connected with our farmer suppliers. Relationships are at the heart of our business - staying in touch with our farmers is paramount.
SUPPORTING OUR FARMERS
We bring our farming community together each year for our annual conference to hear from industry leaders and experts in agriculture and dairy farming.
The annual Miraka Suppliers' Dinner is always a popular highlight on the social calendar. During the evening we hear from a noted guest speaker, celebrate our Te Ara Miraka farming excellence winders and enjoy entertainment.
We provide regular fortnightly updates to our farmers, host training events and workshops, organise fieldays and convene face-to-face supplier meetings twice annually.