Posts tagged "Ruatoria"

Hikurangi Cannabis country’s first company to be granted medicinal cannabis licence

[26 August/NZ Herald] Hikurangi Cannabis has been issued with a licence by the Ministry of Health which enables it to breed cannabis strains to be used in medicines. Co-founder, Manu Caddie, said it was an important milestone for the company, adding that being able to execute the business in Ruatoria was particularly special. Hikurangi Cannabis...

Medical marijuana a ‘billion-dollar industry’, says exporter who employs staff with a past

[11 March/Stuff] Growing marijuana has become a well-paid job for locals of a town in Ruatoria, north of Gisborne. They have pulled 5000 plants from the property, and they hang it over wire lines to dry under the sheds shelter. The employees are mainly ex-convicts who are happy to be out of prison and off...