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Maori economic report debunks myths

The National Party's Maori Affairs spokeswoman is welcoming a report on Maori economic development which she says debunks the notion that Maori contribute little to New Zealand's economic fortunes.

The report, Maori Economic Development Te Ohanga Whanaketanga Maori, contains an analysis of the Maori contribution to the economy, led by the NZIER in collaboration with Te Puni Kokiri.

"This report highlights the fact that there is a flourishing Maori economy and although it's small, it is profitable," says Georgina te Heuheu

"It shows that the Maori economy is reliant on international trade and underpinned by a strong cultural framework.

"The report confirms Maori are pro-development and Maori thinking is not at all inconsistent with modern science, technology and innovation.

"Many Maori are succeeding in business from a collectively owned base, once regarded as the dead end of commerce.

"There is a strong link between collective cultural aspirations and economic progress - something the policy makers, Maori leaders and the business community should note," Georgina te Heuheu says.

"It's pretty clear from the report that a strong and flourishing Maori economy is - and will continue to be - a win win for New Zealand," she says.


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