Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Maori businesses are already succeeding

Maori businesses are already succeeding

News that Maori producers earn $650 million per annum from exports is no surprise to Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton.

“Up and down New Zealand Maori entrepreneurs and businesses are already making a real difference.

“This Labour Progressive Government is committed to working with Maori in partnership in regional and industry planning, as well as in training and education to ensure that we can improve Maori economic development outcomes,” said Jim Anderton today welcoming the Maori Economic Development report from Te Puni Kokiri and the Ministry of Economic Development.

The report notes that the future success of the economy depends on encouraging Maori entrepreneurs and improving education and skills for Maori.

“The New Zealand economy can’t perform to its full potential unless Maori Economic Development is successful. Maori make up 15 per cent of the population.

“This issue clearly contrasts with the approach of opposition parties. While we in the Labour Progressive Government are busy working with Maori to improve economic outcomes by creating jobs and businesses, they are focused on peripheral issues such as getting rid of Maori electorates,” said Jim Anderton.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news