Māori economic resilience

The investment made to recover from COVID-19 builds a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive Māori economy.

Last updated: Monday, 4 July 2022 | Rāhina, 04 Hōngongoi, 2022

Te Puni Kōkiri is engaging with other economic public sector agencies across three pou: Skills and Workforce, Community and Infrastructure Resilience, and Enterprise.

Māori recover at a much slower rate than non-Māori from the impacts of economic shocks. This disproportionate recovery enables the systemic disparities that already exist between Māori and non-Māori to expand. Government needs to invest in Māori not only to enable Māori to return to pre-COVID levels, but also future-proof Māori against impending disruption likely to be caused by climate change, technological advancements and automation.

Focus areas for this strategic priority

Te Puni Kōkiri is focusing on Housing, Employment, and Māori Enterprise growth as they are key contributors to whānau wellbeing and socioeconomic outcomes.

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