Cold Reception Welcome at Kerepehi Food Hub Development

Posted by Source: James Ihaka, NZ Herald Website 5:00 AM Friday Aug 8, 2014 on 16/08/2014


A tiny rural Waikato town wants to establish itself as the "North Island's premier food technology hub".

The Hauraki District Council has sold land to Chinese buyers to set up an icecream factory in Kerepehi and wants to partner with food-based companies to establish "Hauraki Park", which has 16 sites up for sale.

Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga led an economic development delegation to China and Taiwan this year to promote the Kerepehi food technology hub and seek investors.

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