A group of Māori forestry and other experts convened this week in Rotorua to develop a forestry practice that will be vital to unlocking more than $16 billion in value for the Māori economy. The group, brought together by Te Taumata (Māori Forestry Landowners) and funded exclusively by Māori forestry interests, is working to establish
Te Taumata Director, Carrie Stoddart-Smith, recently met with ExportNZ to discuss collaboration opportunities that support and advocate the interests of Māori exporters. “With a membership of over 76,000 businesses and initiatives that fulfil multiple functions that support Aotearoa New Zealand’s exporting sector, Te Taumata sees value in partnering with ExportNZ,” said Carrie. “Over the past
Aotearoa New Zealand will be hosting the 2023 Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Leading up to the event, MFAT Deputy Secretary of the Trade and Economic Group, Vangelis Vitalis is hosting an open webinar on Tuesday 13 December from 3pm-4pm outlining early plans and key objectives for the event. This event provides an opportunity for
This is the message conveyed to the Te Taumata Board by the recently appointed New Zealand Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation, Clare Kelly, during a flying visit back to Aotearoa last week. Hone McGregor and Carrie Stoddart-Smith (two of our Te Taumata Directors) recently attended a meeting of the WTO in Geneva Switzerland, where
The world is in upheaval right now and some would say ‘chaos’. “It’s incredibly encouraging to see the cooperation of world leaders through these troubled times striving for stability and cooperation last week,” says Te Taumata Chair, Chris Karamea Insley. Te Taumata also recognises the value and importance of wānanga ā-kanohi, information-sharing and partnerships in
Following the successful and significant Global Māori Trade Strategy hui held at Parliament last month, Te Taumata has continued to progress on the important kaupapa and wero (challenges and opportunities), ‘kei mua i ā tātou’ that were raised at the hui. These include fundamental elements that are key to realising the full potential of Māori
The countdown is on! Hosted by Foreign Affairs Minister, Nanaia Mahuta, the Global Trade Strategy and Māori hui will take place at parliament next Tuesday. We anticipate this will be one of the most significant hui ever held in Aotearoa New Zealand relating to Māori trade. Bringing together Māori business leaders and government officials, Te Taumata will facilitate
There is still time to register for the next Māori trade hui, to be hosted by Nanaia Mahuta at Parliament on 11 October.
Te Taumata will meet with the Committee on International Trade (INTA) of the European Parliament tomorrow to discuss the NZ/EU Free Trade Agreement and how we can advance the gains for Māori through this deal. The Committee is responsible for the establishment, implementation and monitoring of the EU’s common commercial policy and its external economic relations, including trade
Kia ora koutou, In just three short weeks, Te Taumata will facilitate the most significant, Māori-focused trade hui that has ever been held at Parliament in Aotearoa New Zealand! This hui has been designed to allow for open and transparent discussions about how we can, as a country, fast-track Māori opportunities from the recently signed
Two Te Taumata Directors, Hone McGregor and Carrie Stoddart-Smith, will jet set to Switzerland this month to represent Te Taumata and Māori at the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) 2022 Public Forum.