Māori Economic Development

He kai kei aku ringa

[image] He kai kei aku ringa. In 2011, the Ministers for Economic Development and Māori Affairs established an independent Māori Economic Development Panel, tasked with developing a Māori Economic Strategy and Action Plan.
He kai kei aku ringa (providing the food you need with your own hands), the Māori Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan was subsequently released in 2012.

He kai kei aku ringa is designed to build on the experience of previous strategies and initiatives and recognises that Māori development is fundamental to the development of New Zealand. He kai kei aku ringa focuses on boosting Māori economic performance, and is being implemented through a Crown Māori Economic Growth Partnership.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) is the lead public sector agency responsible for coordinating the public sector’s role in the partnership. MBIE also works with the Māori Economic Development Advisory Board to carry out this role.

Projects contributing and supporting He kai kei aku ringa

The Regional Growth Programme

The Regional Growth Programme is a project that is currently contributing to Māori economic development and will help leverage that potential by identifying growth opportunities in selected regions.

UFB and RBI Infrastructure

UFB has revitalised Matihetihe Marae in Mitimiti, North of the Hokianga Harbour.

Maori ICT Development Fund

The Government is establishing a $30m Māori ICT development fund to support Māori economic development and Māori language and culture through through digital literacy initiatives.

Digital literacy initiatives

Work is underway to improve digital literacy by increasing uptake of digital learning tools like the TEC-funded Pathways Awarua and the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool. Adult and community education funding also supports digital literacy courses for those with limited exposure to computing.

Te Pūnaha Hiringa: Māori Innovation Fund

Te Pūnaha Hiringa: Māori Innovation Fund is a new $2 million per year fund, which will assist Māori collectives to gain the understanding and knowledge needed to realise the economic potential of their assets.

Te Pūnaha Hihiko Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund

MBIE invested $1.9 million in 17 programmes through the Te Pūnaha Hihiko – Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund in April 2015. The Fund invests in programmes that contribute to the development of skilled people and organisations undertaking research that support the four themes of the Vision Mātauranga policy.

New Zealand Māori Tourism and the Māori Tourism Action Plan

In 2010, the government set aside $4.5 million in funding over three years to strengthen and promote Māori tourism, recognising that there is potential to increase the value of Māori tourism to the New Zealand economy as a whole, and to improve economic outcomes for Māori in particular.

Building a future - Māori in the construction sector report

This report on Māori in the construction sector is the first of a series on Māori participation in industry sectors and regions that are being completed for the Māori Economic Development Advisory Board by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Māori & Pasifika Trades Training Initiative

The aim of the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative is to enable more Māori and Pasifika learners, aged 18-34, to obtain practical qualifications, New Zealand trades apprenticeships and employment.

Science and Innovation

MBIE understands that Māori success is New Zealand’s success. Unlocking the science and innovation potential of Māori knowledge, people and resources will benefit New Zealand.

Board

The Māori Economic Development Advisory Board (Board) was established in 2013 to provide on-going stewardship, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of He Kai Kei Aku Ringa. The Board reports to the Ministers of Economic Development and Māori Affairs.

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Agencies

MBIE is responsible for the overall coordination of He kai kei aku ringa, this task is carried out by the Māori Economic Development Unit, which is also responsible for providing support to the Māori Economic Development Advisory Board.

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Strategy and action plan

The Maori Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan, He kai kei aku ringa, is designed to boost Maori economic performance and benefit all New Zealanders.

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For Māori business

A range of networks, tools, support and information to assist all Māori businesses, both employers and those who are self-employed. These include regional networks, business specific networks, support and capacity building and information.

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The Māori economy

Information providing a series of indicators of progress and the context within which He kai kei aku ringa will operate.

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Māori financial capability reports

The Financial Literacy and Savings Report and the Whanau and Low-Income Household Savings Report, were produced by the Financial Literacy and Savings Partner Working Group (Te Rōpū Penapena Pūtea) as part of He kai kei aku ringa: (The Crown- Māori Economic Growth Partnership).

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Building a future - Māori in the construction sector report

This report on Māori in the construction sector is the first of a series on Māori participation in industry sectors and regions that are being completed for the Māori Economic Development Advisory Board by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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