World Class Experts Unlocking $16BN Value for Māori and the Nation

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

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Te Taumata breaks new ground with ExportNZ

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

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MFAT Briefing on CPTPP 2023

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

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An Optimist View of the Five Summits

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

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Partnerships creating new pathways for Māori

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

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Countdown on for largest-ever Te Taumata trade hui

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

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Te Taumata advances Māori interests worldwide

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

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Parliament hui to focus on Māori success in 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

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Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

CCAB delivers programs that facilitate the growth of Indigenous business, build relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous business, and ensure life-long learning for Indigenous entrepreneurs, and other Canadian business leaders. These efforts recognise the central role that Indigenous business and communities hold in the future of Canada.
Our mission is to promote, strengthen and enhance a prosperous Indigenous economy through the fostering of business relationships, opportunities and awareness for all of our members.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Ministry acts in the world to make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous.
E mahi ana te Manatū i te Ao kia whai haumaru me te whai rawa mo Aotearoa.
New Zealand’s security and prosperity depend on the conditions in, and our connections with, the wider world. This means we must engage with – and seek to influence – other countries to our advantage, in line with New Zealand’s values and interests including that of Maori.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the government agency charged with helping New Zealand businesses to grow internationally.
We use our extensive knowledge and global networks to help exporters of all sizes make better decisions and connect to the right partners and investors.
We connect international businesses and investors with high-value growth opportunities in New Zealand.
By supporting New Zealand businesses, we boost New Zealand's economy and reputation, and help to share what's special about New Zealand with the rest of the world.

Callaghan Innovation

We are New Zealand's innovation agency. We activate innovation and help businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand.
We partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of growth.
Our people – including more than 200 of New Zealand’s leading scientists and engineers – empower innovators by connecting people, opportunities and networks, and providing tailored technical solutions, skills and capability development programmes, and grants co-funding.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) plays a central role in shaping and delivering a strong New Zealand economy.
Our role is to create better outcomes for all New Zealanders, particularly by supporting business growth.
We are responsible for the delivery of advice, regulation and services that have a real impact on people, businesses and the environment within which they operate.