Te Puni Kōkiri leads Te Puni Kōkiri influences Te Puni Kōkiri invests in
Efforts to ensure Māori regional economic development interests are progressed. Economic development and trade work programmes led by other agencies, such as free trade agreements. Supporting Māori entrepreneurship and businesses, and creating international connections.
The shift we are seeking: Whānau, hapū and iwi are accessing trade opportunities Mātauranga Māori is appropriately protected at home and abroad

Our goals for the next four years are that:

  • mātauranga Māori is protected domestically and internationally;
  • knowledge and practices maintain a unique platform for sustainable wealth and well-being;
  • trade policy and FTA have enhanced market access and international capability; and
  • international indigenous relationships are building the global reputation of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Over the next year we will work to support international trade engagement by Māori enterprises. Māori culture has the potential to be a significant point of difference for exported products, and we will ensure that this is exemplified in international engagements. We will work with our partners to ensure that domestic and international law and policy frameworks support these aspirations, as well as the appropriate protection of mātauranga Māori.

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