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Welcome to Hāpi Research

E ngā iwi, e ngā reo, e ngā kārangarangatanga maha tēnā koutou katoa.

To the peoples, to the many voices, we greet you all.

Tēnei mātou te mihi atu ki a koutou i roto i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā. He kairangahau hāpi (hops) mātou nō te pūtahitanga o Hāpi, e kimi nei, e hāhau nei i ngā momo hōu, i ngā huarahi hōu e tupu ai te ahumahi hāpi o Aotearoa ki tōna teitei.

We acknowledge you and your ancestors, and all of the things happening in our various worlds.
We are researchers into hops, from the research collective known as Hāpi, who are seeking out new varieties and methods of hop farming, to ensure the hops industry of New Zealand grows to its full potential.

E ū ana mātou ki ngā upoko o te Tiriti o Waitangi i roto i ā mātou mahi, ā, ka anga te titiro ki ngā iwi o te Tauihu o Te Waka, o te Upoko o Te Ika, otira ngā iwi katoa, e kui mā, e koro mā tēnā koutou katoa. Ko te hiahia kia haere ngātahi tonu ā tātou mahi kia puta he oranga mō ngā uri whakatupu.

We affirm our commitment to the pledges of the Treaty of Waitangi in our work, and in so doing acknowledge the people of the top part of the South Island and the lower North Island where we have a presence, to all the elders, sincere greetings. Our wish is to work in tandem with you in developing the industry for the benefit of coming generations.

E mahi tahi ana mātou me ngā kaipupuru pānga o Moutere, o Pōneke, me ētahi atu takiwā, me te Manatū Ahu Matua, i runga anō i te hiahia kia puta he he hāpi, he pia ahurei, nō Aotearoa anake, ka paingia e ngā iwi o te motu, o te ao, e tupu ai he huanga ā-ōhanga mō te katoa.

We work closely with our shareholders in Moutere, Wellington, and elsewhere, and with the Ministry for Primary Industries, with the common aim of producing uniquely New Zealand hops and beer which people nationally and internationally will enjoy, producing an economic benefit for the whole country.

Te mahi a te kotahitanga o Hāpi he whakahīato i te tangata, he whakawhiti mōhiotanga, he tūhura huarahi hou, ā, i te mutunga, he whakatupu i ngā hāpi pai rawa o te ao katoa.

Hāpi collective is about gathering people together, exchanging information, exploring new ways of working and in the end, producing excellent hops for the whole world.

Hāpi is a new collaborative industry-led hop breeding and market development programme to drive the growth of New Zealand craft beer and hop farming.

Hāpi Research is striving to create a platform for facilitating industry excellence and to become a resource centre for industry best practices in hops and craft beer. We aim to become a resource centre for new innovations, the latest research, and sustainability best practices. We strive to be a source of quality information on the hops and craft beer industries and to create opportunities to connect New Zealand craft beer and hop industry participants to markets.

Our Vision

To transform New Zealand’s hop industry into a significant direct supplier of premium hops to the best craft breweries in the world.

We are working to grow the value and volume of New Zealand premium craft beer and hop sales domestically and internationally, and to help New Zealand craft brewers create sustainable points of difference, and access attractive new markets.

Our Approach

Hāpi is working to develop uniquely New Zealand premium hops through The Hāpi Research breeding programme.  We are developing precision agriculture practices for hops and improved hop processing practices. We aim to drive industry best practices through the publication of hop and craft beer industry resources that showcase best practices, new innovations and research, and support sustainability best practices.  Hāpi is working to connect New Zealand craft beer and hop industry participants to markets through events and collaborations that create opportunities to engage.

Hāpi Partners

Hāpi is backed by a cross-industry Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme from the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), along with individual hop farms, breweries, research institutions and universities. All share the common goal to grow the value and volume of New Zealand premium craft beer and hop sales, domestically and internationally.

The Hāpi Brewing Success programme between Hāpi Research Ltd and the Ministry for Primary Industries is driving benefits for New Zealand’s premium hops and craft beer industries through an advanced market-led hop breeding programme, precision farming and processing techniques, and international market collaboration with leading craft brewers.

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