Rere ki Uta, Rere ki Tai is grounded in the knowledge of tāngata whenua (Waikato Tainui) and intergenerational Waikato and Taupō farmers. The kaupapa brings together farmers, tāngata whenua, scientists from Manaaki Whenua Landcare, AgResearch, Lincoln University, technical staff and rural advisors from AgriSea, specialist rural social scientists and market research specialists, farm financial advisors, kaiako from local schools, and journalists and storytellers.
Project Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
Clare started her career after studying Biology at Auckland University, in the Amazon Rainforest, there she lived and worked for 2 years with a remote community helping them to develop enterprises that would conserve their rainforest. Clare has joined the family business in 2006 and in between having 3 children and completing numerous papers and Certificate in Sustainable Nutrient Management from Massey University.
She enjoys working closely with farmers and growers with on-farm real life research that helps farmers and growers produce the best food in the world – now and for the future.
Dr. Ashna Khan
Research & Development Manager
Ashna has recently joined Agrisea as the R&D Manager over seeing and working with our external research industry stake holders and customers. Ashna has got a PhD in Organic Chemistry and have been working within the Agritech Sector for the last 6 years. She has also worked as a research scientist in the earlier part of her career. Ashna is passionate about research that has got potential to lead to commercial and environmental benefits.
As part of her role within Agrisea, Ashna will be project managing one of our key projects; Rere Ki Uta, Rere Ki Tai, which is around building understanding and knowledge of the Mana and Mauri of Soil in our farming industry.
Ashna lives in Auckland with her husband and 2 young kids and enjoys a very full on life being a full-time working mum!
Senior Project Coordinator
My formative careers were in Engineering and Horticulture.
I was C.E.O. at Te Wānanga o Kōkako a N.Z.Q.A. Education and Training Organisation.
I am a Board member of Te Whakakitenga Waikato Tainui and Chairman of Te Kawau Māro o Maniapoto.
For the past 30 years I have been involved in with Iwi Development i.e.
- Maniapoto and Tainui Hui a Iwi
- Facilitator for Wānanga
- Waitangi Treaty Claim Settlements
- Pou Karakia
I currently work in the protection and conservation of our Native natural recourse’s i.e. restoration of our waterways, native species, Rongo Māori and the knowledge handed down by our tupuna.
My passions are Research and Development in Te Ao Māori. Exploring the treasures of Western Science and Te Ao Māori knowledge, finding the connecting strands for the betterment of people and our environment.
I live in Te Kūiti, I have twelve tamariki and many mokopuna and we also bought up five whangai.
Pou | Projects Team
Dr. Stevie Noe
Development of Mana and Mauri Soil Framework
Dr. Pablo Gregorini
Pastoral Farm Research (Science)
Rere ki Uta, Rere ki Tai
Farm Engagement Lead
Farm Financial Analysis
Farm Systems Support - Emissions Analysis
Projects Specialist/Kairangahau Māori
Erina is a Māori Researcher and Tikanga-Led Taiao Practitioner who brings valuable skills and knowledge to our Rere ki uta, Rere ki tai team under our mātauranga workstream. As we assess any changes on farms using a Te Ao Maori focus on the mana and mauri of soil, Erina guides us with tikanga and offers her expertise in mātauranga for scientific validation of human and soil health connection.