Rubber meets the road at Regional Trade Hui

The talking is done, the negotiations are done, the European and United Kingdom Free Trade Agreements have been signed…but now the hard mahi really begins. That was the overwhelming message across yesterday’s Te Taumata Regional Trade Hui at Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Marae in Tāmaki Makaurau. Attended by Māori businesses, global ambassadors, Government representatives and dozens

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Climate Change – our new Trade challenge

Capability is not the only challenge on the table, with the impacts of climate change already a clear and present reality. Charlotte Frater is MFAT’s Chief Negotiator for the Agreement on Climate Change Trade and Sustainability (ACCTS) – and effort that is roundly supported by Te Taumata. “ACCT is currently being negotiated with a small

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Creativity and Innovation – critical success factors

The day started with a powerful introduction to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and its innovative whānau developments, setting the perfect scene for the impact Māori can make at home and on the world stage. “The world wants to embrace Māori brands and work with Māori businesses – coming out of the pandemic, global consumers want to

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Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono invites health and beauty entrepreneurs to explore Indonesia

Kia ora koutou, Following the huge success of the recent delegation of F&B leaders and entrepreneurs to Southeast Asia last month, we are excited to share yet another incredible opportunity for young Kiwi health and beauty entrepreneurs and business leaders. The Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono is offering up to ten young leaders the chance to visit Indonesia in a week-long

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Te Taumata Regional Māori Trade Hui Programme

We are just days away from heading to Tāmaki Makaurau for our highly anticipated Regional Māori Trade Hui at Ōrākei Marae next Wednesday, 26 July. By bringing together Māori businesses, indigenous leaders, Ministers, and government officials, we can assure you that this hui promises diverse and robust kōrero that will lead to tangible outcomes, both nationally

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 NZ-EU FTA unlocks new opportunities for Māori exporters

Kia whakairia te tapu, kia wātea ai te ara! The announcement overnight that the NZ/EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has been signed will be celebrated by Māori businesses and whānau across Aotearoa, says Te Taumata chair, Chris Karamea Insley. When it comes into effect (expected in the first half of 2024) the NZ/EU FTA unlocks a

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UK’s accession to CPTPP poised to create significant market opportunities for Māori exporters

Te Taumata welcomes and supports the United Kingdom’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – one of the world’s largest free trade agreements (FTA). Recognising the significance of international trade for the Māori economy, Te Taumata sees the UK’s participation as a catalyst for substantial market opportunities for Māori exporters.

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Māori demand inclusive approach in New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme

A recent opinion piece, titled “Māori Climate Heating Up Over Emissions Trading Scheme,” by Te Aupōuri Operations Manager, Penetaui Kleskovicm, raises significant concerns around the New Zealand ETS and its impact on Māori communities. Kleskovic highlights five key points that shed light on crucial issues. Kleskovic’s article shines a spotlight on the critical issues surrounding

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Te Taumata shining light on Māori Trade Kaupapa in the Media

Earlier today, Te Taumata Chair, Chris Karamea Insley, had the opportunity to kōrero with Te Karere reporter, Taroi Black on the important kaupapa the Māori-led roopu has been driving to help achieve significant trade opportunities for our people. Some of the kaupapa on the agenda included the recent dispatch of a Māori delegation roopu to

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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.