The Māori Economic Taskforce Primary Sector work stream’s focus is to improve the productivity of Māori owned and controlled primary sector assets, as a means to generate long-term asset growth, local and in-market job opportunities for Māori and increased incomes for Māori working in the sector.
Among other things the Taskforce will:
Currently underway is the design of a model to test the willingness of and process for Māori lobster quota owners to collectivise their assets for the benefit of all. The taskforce considers the old catch phrase of “cooperating to compete” still has merit among Māori primary sector interests, if we are to significantly improve productivity gains, jobs and incomes for Māori in the sector.
The Primary Sector work stream is exploring the usefulness of a Māori brand to build a global awareness of products and services produced by Māori particularly for Māori products exported overseas. The initial stage for this work will involve: producing suitable presentational material to engage with key stakeholders, undertaking consultation with Māori stakeholders who are principally key primary sector Māori incorporations, undertaking Brand Development workshops, and articulating the strategy in a ‘blueprint’ document with the key brand components for presentation to the Taskforce.
The Shanghai Expo will be held in China from 1 May - 31 October 2010. It is the largest World Expo, helping to forge international trade relations between countries. The Minister of Māori Affairs will lead a delegation to Shanghai in the week of 6 September 2010. The delegation will include Māori business leaders in primary industries, tourism, and other sectors seeking to increase market exposure and enhance existing relationships with Chinese clients. The Māori business delegation would provide for a focussed and coordinated Māori business and sector follow-up in the last few weeks of the Expo.
Last modified: 12/02/2010
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