Māori economic development

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

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 2 funds:

  • Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund
  • Te Pūnaha Hiringa: Māori Innovation Fund.
In this section

Te Pūnaha Hiringa: Māori Innovation Fund

Te Pūnaha Hiringa: Māori Innovation Fund invests in initiatives that contribute to achieving the goals and priorities in He kai kei aku ringa, the Crown-Māori Economic Developmental Strategy.

He kai kei aku ringa: Strategy and action plan

He kai kei aku ringa is the Crown–Māori Economic Development Strategy and provides an 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.