Global trade strategy and Māori – biggest trade hui ever

There is still time to register for the next Māori trade hui, to be hosted by Nanaia Mahuta at Parliament on 11 October.

Global trade strategy and Māori – biggest trade hui ever

There is still time to register for the next Māori trade hui, to be hosted by Nanaia Mahuta at Parliament on 11 October.
Parliament building

E hika mā, tena rawātu roto nga ahuatanga rerekē o te Ao, tena koe!

There is still time to register for our next Māori trade hui, to be hosted by Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta at Parliament on 11 October.

We anticipate this will be the largest hui ever held in Aotearoa New Zealand on Global Trade and the interests of Māori exporters and whānau. 

The hui will bring together leaders of Government, heads of key ministries, international ambassadors and Māori business leaders to discuss the complex issues confronting the world, and the new opportunities arising in global trade.

Currently, about 40 per cent of the value of Free Trade Agreements (FTA) is lost through poor implementation. We, as Māori, want to be able to capitalise on all the opportunities presented through these agreements, including the most recently signed FTAs with the United Kingdom and European Union.

From this hui, Te Taumata is striving for a collective agreement on an implementation plan to realise the new opportunities arising from these free trade agreements.

I look forward to seeing you all and taking part in this kōrero in Parliament.



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.