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Mark Kerr sharing 25 years of experience producing Manuka products via East Cape Manuka Company and Tairāwhiti Pharmaceuticals.

On 11 April 2015, the East Coast Manuka Collective held the first Manuka symposium with participation from a range of individuals and organisations involved with the science, business, environmental and community aspects of Manuka on the East Coast.

Below is a list of the presenters, copies of their presentations are available to East Coast landowners on request – email Tui Warmenhoven for access.

  • Peter Scott – Forest Protection, Scion Research: Proactive Screening of Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) for susceptibility to the biosecurity threat Myrtle rust (Puccinia psidii).
  • Bob Shula – Head of Research & Genetics, Scion Research: Mānuka Breeding and Genetics
  • Mark Kerr & Sue Pahuru – Managing Directors, East Cape Manuka Company and Tairawhiti Pharmaceuticals25 years learning about Manuka products on the East Cape
  • Phil Caskey – New Zealand Manuka Ltd. Manuka Oil Production. Strategy–Marketing–Products
  • Stefania Pizzirani – Scion Research: A culturally focused Mānuka value chain