The rainforest of the sea

Trudy Kessels finds out about AgriSea’s sustainable harvesting of seaweed for fertiliser, and research into other uses of this taonga.  

“Bring the kids!” Tane Bradley, managing director of AgriSea tells me on the phone. “We’re all about having the kids around!” So I arrive, two children in tow, and am warmly invited into the staff lounge, where a spread of delicious muffins is laid out before us. 

“Tane doesn’t do anything without food,” says Clare Bradley. It seems important, a special kind of Kiwi conviviality, and is a demonstration of this couple’s focus on ‘taking care’. Taking care of the environment – the land and sea environments – taking care of the people who have supported them, who work for them and alongside them.  

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