Tāmata's mission is to create economic-prosperity and well-being, utilising the New Zealand ETS as an economic and environmental enable.
Together with our Māori partners, Tāmata gains long-term access to underutilized land, which is then afforested under New Zealand's emission trading scheme. Under the scheme, newly planted forests generate carbon credits called New Zealand Units (NZUs) that can be sold on the open market.
Why Pacific Channel is helping Tāmata:
- Solving an acute societal pain point with huge economic upside: Māori land often does not qualify for traditional bank loans leaving it undercapitalized. Consequently, returns from Māori land stand to be disproportionately improved with investment. Tāmata provides that crucial missing financing, improving the value of Māori land, and shares in the returns.
- Improving returns with technology: Tāmata is also establishing a new subsidiary utilising geospatial data to further optimize the process of identifying those plots of Māori land that can be most enhanced economically by land improvement such as afforestation. The technology will also be able to identify further value creating land improvements such as the monetization of riverways via environmentally friendly micro-hydro power generation, and the selection of optimal sites for apiculture.
- Locking in financial gains early: Tāmata can make use of a variety of instruments such as forward contracts, and specialized lending schemes, which allow for sale of NZU’s as early as one year post planting. This means revenues can be secured early in the project's lifecycle.
- Backed by a syndicate of sophisticated investors: The company is being backed by the founder and former head of Carlyle Europe along with other high networth individuals.
Pacific Channel co-founded Tāmata Hauhā, together with the Māori management team, just over a year ago, to contribute our fund management skills and networks to help realise Māori aspirations at scale. It serves as an advisory and funding vehicle to invest in Māori land blocks.
In its first year, Tāmata has funded 15 Māori incorporations and hapū (extended families) from the far north to the Catlins to invest into their land, people and future prosperity, planting 2 million trees for nectar, carbon sequestration, medicinal and lumber transitioning over 20-50 years back to native bush. This creates environmental improvements, and carbon sequestration revenues for landowners (we aim to pay out to Māori >$1 billion over 30 years) and creates significant employment in regional NZ.
Recent updates from Tāmata include:
- The opportunity to work with an European renewable energy company to secure ready-to-build solar projects on Maori land. Three such land blocks have been identified to date.
- Blair Jamieson, CEO, is currently advancing an agreement with Carbon Crop (https://www.carboncrop.nz/), which would provide Tāmata and its Māori land block owners an additional income stream through the sale of voluntary carbon credits arising from existing native bush.
Recent media coverage of Tāmata includes:
Tāmata is currently seeking NZ$5 million, at a pre-money valuation of $47.5 million and a price per share of $24,179.
Minimum investment NZD48,358.00 where the investment is held under Pacific Channel Nominees Limited for the beneficial interest of the investor; or NZD750k if a direct investment.
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