Māori and Taiwanese to connect in new Business & Trade Digital Series

Māori and Taiwanese to connect in new Business & Trade Digital Series

Ngā hihi o Matariki 2022 Business & Trade Digital Series starts tomorrow and you are invited to join NZTE Director of Trade in Taiwan, Tina Wilson (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Raukawa, Muaupoko, Rangitane ki te Wairau, Ngāti Rarua Atiawa, Ngāi Tahu) for the inaugural event.

Hear from a fascinating line up of Māori and indigenous Taiwanese businesses and take advantage of the opportunities to meet virtually, share ideas, and learn from each other.

As Matariki rises in Aotearoa, signalling the Māori New Year, it is a time to reflect on the past, come together and plan for the future.

Ngā Hihi o Matariki is about bringing together Māori and indigenous Taiwanese businesses to connect and explore new opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

Māori and indigenous Taiwanese have a deep connection – 5000 years of whakapapa – genealogical connections and history.  The Pacific ocean was our highway then and is still today.

As part of this new digital series, New Zealand Trade Development Centre (NZTE), in partnerships with the Council of Indigenous People of Taiwan, will explore four themes:

  • Culture and Community
  • Community and Conservation
  • Commerce and Culture
  • E-Commerce and Community

Each session will have a keynote speaker, case studies from both Māori and indigenous Taiwanese businesses and live panel discussions.

This series presents a unique opportunity to learn more about the relevant business opportunities and challenges between our two nations.

Please register for the session you are interested in using the links below:

14 July NZ Time 1.30pm – 3pm | Taiwan Time 9.30am – 11am

14 July NZ Time 3.30pm – 5pm | Taiwan Time 11.30am – 1pm

15 July NZ Time 1.30pm – 3pm | Taiwan Time 9.30am – 11am

15 July NZ Time 3.30pm – 5pm | Taiwan Time 11.30am – 1pm



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.