A world-leading track and trace system is indicative of the innovative approach to business at Okains Bay Longline Fishing company. But company owner Greg Summerton talks about why his Māori whakapapa is also key to business success.
The Māori Future Makers website profiles 30 inspirational Māori with specialist skills and capabilities who are studying,
employed or self-employed in primary, knowledge intensive and growth industries. It aims to encourage Māori to pursue higher
levels of education, training, employment, enterprise and innovation by supporting students and whānau to make more informed
decisions about education, training and careers.
October 2014 marked the completion of the first build of Te Ara, the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
Te Ara has involved the work of many people throughout the country – over 450 writers have been responsible for over 3 million words;
thousands of people and institutions have contributed more than 30,000 images and film clips. Te Ara is a truly national enterprise and a major taonga.
Here’s just one of those stories about Tipi Tainui Ropiha – the first secretary of Māori Affairs who was of Māori descent.
He’s pictured here with his secretary, Miss M. Butler, September 1949.