Read the latest Te Taumata e-panui

In the latest Te Taumata e-panui, we’ve assembled a series of articles on factors shaping the environment in front of us, and events happening internationally with other indigenous peoples. Importantly, we profile some of the awesome mahi happening with our whanau across the motu. INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT & MAORI TRADEPost COVID-19 Trade Environment Maori Intellectual Property

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Budget 2020: Missed opportunity says Te Taumata

Te Taumata has adopted the term, ‘The Missed Opportunity Budget’, following yesterday’s Budget 2020 announcement by the government. Chair, Chris Karamea Insley, says he would grade the budget a ‘B’ – barely a pass mark. He says it lacks a clear narrative or strategy of what the end goal is. “This budget is not visionary,”

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Te Taumata awaits Government’s 2020 Budget response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has clearly shown the world that business-as-usual is gone! That’s the call from Te Taumata chair, Chris Karamea Insley, who wants to see a strong focus on job creation to support the lives and dignity of whanau in the government’s 2020 Budget announcement tomorrow. “One in four jobs in New Zealand results from international

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Te Taumata analysis on GIs and IP now available to view

Te Taumata’s comprehensive analysis by world-class technical experts which was submitted to Minister of Maori Development, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta, is now available to view online. The study, titled ‘Maori Interests and Geographic Indicators – Strategic Intellectual Property Management enabling Maori whanau development’, proposes a new approach for Maori to secure and benefit from both tangible

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Te Taumata submission to Government on GIs and IP to be tabled today

Te Taumata will submit a future-focused analysis towards a more resilient future for our mokopuna to Government today. The study, titled ‘Maori Interests and Geographic Indicators – Strategic Intellectual Property Management enabling Maori whanau development’, is a comprehensive analysis by world-class technical experts and will be sent to Minister of Maori Development, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta.

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Te Taumata encouraged by coordinated global response to trade during Covid-19

Te Taumata is encouraged by a joint statement by trade ministers from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Korea and Singapore to develop action plans to facilitate flow of goods, services and personnel, as well as maintain global supply chains. The statement identified the COVID-19 outbreak as presenting a global challenge which required a coordinated global response.

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COMING SOON: Maori Interests and Geographic Indicators

Strategic Intellectual Property Management enabling Maori whanau development Later today, Te Taumata will release a critical analysis of intersecting views raised by Māori whanau across the motu on the protection of Māori rights and interests in whenua, flora and fauna, mātauranga Māori, traditional knowledge, cultural property, and data within the global intellectual property system. Te

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Te Taumata says trade demand crucial to ensure economic bounce back

Through the unprecedented challenges faced by Maori businesses, communities and whanau unfolding across Aotearoa, today economists are predicting unemployment will climb rapidly to 15 to 30 percent. Te Taumata Chair Chris Karamea Insley says the world has never confronted a crisis like COVID-19 – one that has simultaneously tested the limits of public health systems

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International trade hui for Maori first of its kind

An exciting line-up of speakers will present at next week’s Regional Korero on International Trade in Rotorua, including Government ministers and trade negotiators, world-class intellectual property experts, and more. Read the rest of our latest newsletter here:

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E-Maori enabling whanau trade to the world

Te Taumata applauds today’s announcement by the New Zealand, Singapore and Chile governments who have committed to working together to develop a digital trading framework through the new Digital Economic Partnership Agreement (DEPA). Te Taumata chair, Chris Karamea Insley, says South East Asia and the Pacific are important growing markets for products from Maori businesses.

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World-class team to work with Maori

This year the New Zealand government will advance free trade discussions with the European Union, one of the largest world markets for produce, products and services from New Zealand. Te Taumata chairman, Chris Karamea Insley, says the discussion with the EU is hugely important to Maori businesses. “The issue of intellectual property – particularly geographic

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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.