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


Big boost for Māori exports

Hon Te Ururoa Flavell
Minister for Māori Development
Minita Whanaketanga Māori

10 November 2015

Big boost for Māori exports

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has announced New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is committing an extra $1.6 million to support Māori businesses wanting to grow internationally.

Mr Flavell says there’s huge interest in the unique value that Māori businesses offer overseas.

“I’ve just returned from leading a Māori trade mission to China that included businesses spanning tourism, dairy, seafood, wine, kiwifruit, horticulture, professional services and manufacturing,” he says.

As a result of NZTE’s increased commitment, five new positions dedicated to Māori business will be created across the NZTE network over the next 6-12 months, increasing the number of New Zealand based customer managers from three to five and creating a new Business Development Manager in China focused on growing Māori businesses.

Working with Te Puni Kōkiri and other agencies, NZTE’s role is to help companies succeed internationally, to connect them to other partners, and work with them to make the most of the opportunities offshore.

“Māori economic development is a key theme of the Government’s Growth Agenda which will help boost the Māori economy that is valued at over $40 billion,” he says.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Our Wild West Banking Culture

David Hisco’s nine year stint as CEO of the ANZ bank (while his expense claim eccentricities went by unbothered by board oversight) has been a weird echo of the nine years of social neglect by the previous National government.

The same Sir John Key who denied there was a housing crisis in New Zealand – and who sold his own beach house to Hisco – seems to have also been living in denial in his role as ANZ’s chairman of the board. More>>


"Population Density": Stats NZ, Phone Companies To Track People's Movements

Stats NZ is partnering with cellphone companies to launch a new way of tracking people's movements every hour. More>>


QS University Rankings: NZ Ranks Well "Despite Resourcing Constraints"

New Zealand universities continue to do well in international rankings, with the release of the 2020 QS world rankings showing that all eight universities remain in the world’s top 500. More>>


Mosque Attacks: 21 Month Prison Sentence For Sharing Live Stream Video

A Christchurch man who admitted redistributing the livestream video of the mosque killings has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. More>>


Operation Burnham Inquiry: Afghan Villagers Pull Out

The Afghan villagers involved with the inquiry into Operation Burnham say they have lost faith in the process and will no longer take part. More>>


Child 'Uplifts': Children’s Commissioner To Conduct Review

“At the time of the attempted uplift from Hawke’s Bay Maternity Hospital at the beginning of May, our Office shared our views on the critical importance of the mother-child relationship, and the fact that this relationship is denied to too many Māori children”, says the Children’s Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft. More>>


Fluro Logo, Definitely Not Racism, Activist Judges: Act Has Conference

“Finally, New Zealanders will have the right to challenge bad laws in court. If the courts find that a law hasn’t been made in accordance with the basic principles of good lawmaking, it can be declared invalid." More>>





InfoPages News Channels