Māori economic development

We are the lead government agency responsible for coordinating the Crown Māori Economic Strategy and Action Plan.

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Māori and Iwi increasingly contribute and play a major role in New Zealand’s economy. Māori contribution to the New Zealand economy is multi-faceted and includes the primary sector, natural resources, small and medium enterprises and tourism.

We support the development of the Māori economy through the Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund.

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Our Funding Partners

Outlined below are the Y2021 and Y2022 Māori initiatives funded by MBIE investing in the expansion of Māori economic development with the Industry Transformation Plans, creating partnership between business, workers, Māori, and Government.

He Kai Kei Aku Ringa: Strategy and action plan

He Kai Kei Aku Ringa: Māori-Crown Economic Growth Partnership 2023 (He Kai Kei Aku Ringa 2023), provides an organising framework to drive an all-of-government focus on achieving positive economic outcomes for Māori.

Supporting Māori business

There are a range of networks, tools, support and information to help Māori businesses, including regional and business-specific networks.

Last updated: 22 October 2020