Te Taumata says trade demand crucial to ensure economic bounce back

Through the unprecedented challenges faced by Maori businesses, communities and whanau unfolding across Aotearoa, today economists are predicting unemployment will climb rapidly to 15 to 30 percent.

Te Taumata Chair Chris Karamea Insley says the world has never confronted a crisis like COVID-19 – one that has simultaneously tested the limits of public health systems and the ability for countries to work together on a shared challenge.