Te Puni Kōkiri supporting Māori led developments

Published on Thursday, 29 June 2017

Te Puni Kōkiri has signed agreements with the Māori Women’s Development Inc. (MWDI) and NZ Māori Tourism (NZMT) today ahead of plans to invest more than $15 million into both agencies over the next three years.

TPK chief executive Michelle Hippolite said the agency had a major commitment to smart and innovative investment that supports Māori-led development and better outcomes for whānau, hapū and iwi Māori. 

“Both MWDI and NZMT are leading lights in their field of work and share a track record of success and commitment to get more Māori into business.”

The agreement between MWDI and Te Puni Kōkiri will invest $3.7m over the next two years in mentoring, advice and support services so more Māori women can start new enterprise or expand their existing enterprises.  A great example of their mahi is HineBoss, a programme that supports business set up and boosting business back to where the owners want them to be.

Meanwhile the agreement between Te Puni Kōkiri and NZMT gives effect to the Budget 17 commitment that extends their current annual investment by $10 million over 4 years. 

The investment will allow NZMT to support high quality Māori tourism businesses seeking a sustained presence in cultural tourism; and will allow it to maintain a tighter focus on developing Māori tourism in the regions. The agency will also promote Māori values and Māori tourism experiences to the world as a platform to enhance NZ Inc.  

Michelle Hippolite said co-investment with Māori-led developments produced outcomes of considerable benefit - not just to whānau - but to the entire country as well.

The Māori economy and asset base has grown significantly over the previous years.  In 2001 the asset base of the Māori economy was estimated at $9.4 billion, in 2013 it was estimated to have reached $42.6 billion.  The Māori economy is a significant and increasingly important participant and contributor to New Zealand’s economy.  These two partnerships will continue to add value at the national and local level. 

ENDS

Nicky Birch, Communications Manager
027 762 7293
nicky.birch@tpk.govt.nz


Kātahi anō ka hainatia ētahi whakaaetanga i waenganui i Te Puni Kōkiri me ngā umanga e rua, arā, ko Māori Women's Development Inc (MWDI) me NZ Māori Tourism (NZMT). Nui atu i te $15 miriona te nui o te pūtea ka tukuna ki aua whakahaere ā ngā tau e toru e heke mai nei.

Hei tā tumuaki[ST1] , Michelle Hippolite, me kaha Te Puni Kōkiri ki te tautoko ā-pūtea ngā kaupapa atamai me ngā kaupapa auaha e whakahaerehia ana e te Māori kia whai hua ai ngā whānau, ngā hapū me ngā iwi.

"Ko MWDI me NZMT ngā kaiārahi matua i a rātou rāngai mahi. Kua kitea kētia ngā hua o ā rātou mahi me tō rātou hiahia kia kuhu atu te Māori ki ngā mahi pakihi."

E $3.7m te nui o te pūtea ka tukuna e Te Puni Kōkiri ki MWDI mō ngā kaitohutohu, mō ngā tāpaenga kōrero me ngā ratonga tautoko e taea ai e ngā wāhine Māori te whakatū, te whakawhanake rānei i a rātou ake pakihi. Ko HineBoss tētahi tauira pai o tētahi kaupapa e tautoko ana i te whakatūnga, i te whakapakaritanga rānei o ngā pakihi.

Otirā, ka whakatinanatia te whāinga a Tahua Pūtea 17 mā te whakaaetanga i waenganui i Te Puni Kōkiri me NZMT. I ngā tau e whā, ka piki ake te nui o te pūtea ā-tau e tukuna ana ki a rātou i te $10 miriona.

Mā te tahua pūtea nei ka tautoko te NZMT i ngā pakihi tāpoi Māori kia kitea ai te ahurea Māori i te ao tāpoi; mā taua pūtea anō ka whakawhanakehia ngā mahi tāpoi i ngā rohe. Ka whakatairangahia hoki ngā tikanga Māori me ngā mahi tāpoi Māori i te ao whānui hei tūāpapa mō ngā mahi a NZ Inc.

Hei tā Michelle Hippolite, mā ngā kaupapa haumi i te taha o ngā whakahaere Māori e puta mai ai ngā hua nui, kaua ki ngā whānau anake, engari ki te motu whānui.

Kua tino piki te nui o ngā mahi ōhanga me ngā rawa a te Māori i ngā tau kua pahure. I te tau 2001, e $9.4 piriona te nui o te wāriu o ngā rawa o ngā mahi ōhanga a te Māori, ko te whakapae i eke taua nama ki te $42.6 piriona i te tau 2013. He wāhi nui tō te Māori ki ngā mahi ōhanga o Aotearoa whānui. Ka whai hua ēnei hononga e rua ki te motu whānui me ngā rohe.

KUA MUTU

Nicky Birch, Communications Manager
027 762 7293
nicky.birch@tpk.govt.nz

 

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