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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NZ/EU FTA poised to deliver for Māori

Te Taumata has released a comprehensive report that deep dives into what Māori could stand to gain from Aotearoa New Zealand’s new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union. The report is the result of two years of research, during which Te Taumata has travelled the motu, speaking and listening to whānau, Māori business,

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Te Taumata welcomes early launch of NZ-UK FTA

Today’s eagerly anticipated announcement that the NZ-UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will enter into force early by end of the month has been warmly welcomed by Te Taumata. Aotearoa New Zealand and the United Kingdom have agreed to bring forward the entry into force of their FTA to 31 May 2023, unlocking unprecedented access to

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Save the date: Te Taumata trade hui in Tāmaki Makaurau

Mahia te mahi, hei painga mō te Iwi! Te Taumata has spent much of the last two years focused on planning for new Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with large market blocks of the world. China is a hugely important market for Māori products like forestry and wood, fishing and seafood, horticulture and agriculture, and it will remain so for

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Māori exporters primed to expand into global markets

Māori exporters are primed to take full advantage of New Zealand’s new access to some of the world’s most lucrative markets when the United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) Free Trade Agreements (FTA) come into force this year. From the outset, Te Taumata has been at the forefront of negotiations, ensuring Māori had a

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Te Taumata highlights of 2022

Tata mutunga ngā mahi mō te tau 2022. He tau o ngā wero. He tau o ngā āheitanga. He tau o te pouritnga hoki.  Ahakoa ngā piki me ngā heke, mā runga i te manaakitanga, te whanaungatanga, me te aroha, ka haere waka eke noa tātou. As the end of 2022 draws near, we reflect

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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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Māori Will Be Hard Hit by US Fish Imports Ban

A US court ban on importing several fish species from New Zealand’s inshore trawling and gillnet fisheries off the west coast of the North Island will have a significant impact on Māori fisheries quota owners, says Te Taumata Chair, Chris Karamea Insley. Conservation group, Sea Shepherd filed a submission to the US Court of International Trade, citing

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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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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.