Maximising the trade opportunities presented by the ever-changing COVID environment is the subject of a hui in Nelson next month, which will bring together New Zealand’s trade negotiators, ministers and Māori businesses.
The message from whānau who attended regional hui across the motu in 2019 was consistent, clear and emphatic:
The Government has put forward $200 million to help New Zealand exporters currently trading internationally or intending to trade internationally, as part of its COVID-19 response.
Te Taumata – a business network focused on better trade outcomes for Māori – says the conclusion of New Zealand’s first gender-focused trade arrangement is a significant milestone that will ultimately pave the way for greater social and economic outcomes for local communities.
Te Taumata congratulates both the New Zealand and UK governments following yesterday’s announcement towards a new Free Trade Agreement together. As New Zealand moves out of COVID-19 lockdown, Te Taumata chair Chris Karamea Insley says it is heartening to see the two countries move with haste to commence trade discussions, given many Maori organisations –