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


Support for three Māori economic initiatives

Support for three Māori economic initiatives

Budget 2014 supports three major initiatives as a result of the Māori Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan He Kai Kei Aku Ringa, Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples says.

They are:
• $8 million in operating funding over four years towards a Māori Innovation Fund, to be managed jointly by the Minister of Science and Innovation and the Minister of Māori Affairs.
• $6 million in operating funding over four years towards New Zealand Māori Tourism to support a number of initiatives, including building industry capability, branding, and leveraging Māori tourism and trade.
• $1 million, of which $500,000 is in new operating funds and $500,000 reprioritised spending, for a joint New Zealand Māori and Chinese stage production that builds on work in bridging cultural and economic relationships between New Zealand and China.

These initiatives will support the implementation of He Kai Kei Aku Ringa, the Māori Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan released in 2012, Dr Sharples says.

“Māori economic development is an important component of our social development, and the development of our communities. He Kai Kei Aku Ringa identifies how we can support Māori economic development into the future for the benefit of New Zealand.

“All of these initiatives are about putting Māori business, Māori people, and Māori culture on the world stage, encouraging innovation and growth, and building relationships that go beyond just economic benefits. They are founded on cultural respect and manaakitanga. Those are the foundation principles of He Kai Kei Aku Ringa,” Dr Sharples says.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Plastic Bag Activism, And Street Harassment

Amusing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution. More>>


Unclear Weapons: US Navy Ship Cleared To Visit NZ For Navy's 75th

United States Navy ship, the USS Sampson, has been given clearance to visit New Zealand next month by Prime Minister John Key... “The process for considering the visit by the USS Sampson is the same as that used for all ships attending the International Naval Review." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news