Te Waka Kai Ora Chairman and Champion Percy Tipene is passionate about his whenua and the organic beef his whanau run there. To read more visit the article on Percy published by Mere Takoko in the first edition of Koha Magazine in 2009 here.
The animals on Percy Tipene’s farm don’t eat any old grass – they feast on gourmet salad. Twenty four different species of plants including blackberry, wiwi and fern root grow on the pasture of his Motatau property which is untouched by agri-chemicals and managed by companionship gardening methods. “My cows have a healthy diet because of the variety of trace minerals contained in their kai. I don’t need to do any drenching because their immune systems are strong enough to repair any deficiencies within their bodies.