1 Oct 2010

Maori farmers appointed to ETS advisory group

9:07 am on 1 October 2010

Two Maori with extensive farming experience have been appointed to a committee which will advise the Government on how agriculture will be brought into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Waatea News reports Te Arawa Group Holdings chief executive Roger Pikia and sheep and beef farmer from Ngai Tahu and Te Atiawa, Edward Ellison, are on the eight-member committee chaired by former National MP Katherine Rich.

Mr Ellison says there are unique aspects to Maori-owned land and Maori farming which need to be taken into account as ETS regimes are developed.