Our Miraka whānau (family) includes our staff, our farmers, suppliers, and our wider community.
Our profits are reinvested back in our community through our shareholders - trusts and organisations who use their resources to support their people. We embrace our Māori heritage and proudly incorporate Māori culture into our daily business practices.
Our values connect our present with our future, using the knowledge and wisdom from the past to guide us forward.
OUR PEOPLE ARE THE HEART OF WHO WE ARE.
TŌ TĀTOU WHĀNAU
We will be creative in generating new solutions and opportunities. We embrace new ideas, see challenge as opportunity, and always look to the future.
We will be respectful of other’s cultural values. We do the right things, at the right time, for the right reasons. Our role is to find a ‘natural balance’ to what we do that aligns with multiple values, cultures and perspectives.
We will strive to perform beyond our best everyday. We work smart, aim high and exceed expectations.
We will take personal responsibility for our actions and will be open, honest and ethical in our behaviour and our relationships.
We will nurture our natural resources and people for a prosperous future. We are all ‘naturally related’ or connected to each other, to the land, water and the life within it. An impact on one has an impact on all.
100 FARMS, 100 YEARS
The environment for dairy farming is changing. Producers are now facing significant challenges, including changing climate, regulation and community and customer expectations. We know change is hard but not changing will be even harder. We walk alongside our Miraka farmers, supporting them with new tools and knowledge to help build confidence, resilience and stability.
Miraka is supplied by around 100 farms. Miraka is supporting our supply whānau to grow, prosper and nurture our communities for the next 100 years of farming. After all, their success is our success.
As a legacy company, Miraka thinks in 100-year time-frames – what would our tīpuna (ancestors) want and what do our mokopuna (grandchildren) need?
Our greatest product is actually our people and our community. We produce great milk while growing great people, supporting healthy families and building strong communities.
Our vision is to nurture our world
One glass at a time,
one family at a time,
one community at a time.
Thinking globally, acting locally
That’s a whole lot of goodness in each glass of milk!
MĀORI STEAM DISCOVERY TOURS
In partnership with our local Maori Economic Development Trust, Toi Kai Rawa, Miraka engages with young people in our district to showcase career opportunities through a Māori lens. We focus on the value of indigenous systems and values in the workplace, supporting career pathways across key sectors within our region.
We have a ‘100-year’ partnership with Lincoln University to help bring innovative new approaches to land management directly to New Zealand farmers. The aim is to build resilience within our farming community, finding solutions for the next 100 years of farming.
Miraka is proud to support farmer-founded charity Feed Out to supply milk to local foodbanks. Miraka farmers donate the milk, and we then donate the resources required to process the milk into UHT packs. These packs are sent to local foodbanks who support a growing number of families in need.
Through our annual golf charity day we raise funds for Farm Strong, a programme that supports farmers with mental health concerns. Supporting and lifting the mental health and wellbeing of our rural sector makes us all stronger.
Through the Gateway Programme we partner with local schools to help our rangatahi explore different career pathways and showcase development opportunities within our industry.
It’s amazing for Miraka to come on board as the first milk processor to support Feed Out. New Zealand farmers produce food to feed millions of families around the world, but we still have hungry bellies right here in Aotearoa. Feed Out is our way to help address this growing problem and make a real difference to the lives of those in our community in need of a little help.