Māori economic resilience

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

Last updated: Friday, 9 February 2024 | Rāmere, 09 Huitanguru, 2024

Focus areas for this strategic priority


Goal: Working with partner agencies to ensure whānau have access to healthy homes with stable tenure and have opportunities for home ownership and investment.

Outcome: Iwi, hapū, whānau and Māori realise their aspirations for their whenua and housing.

Our investment in housing support positive social, health, educational and cultural outcomes.


Goal: Influencing partner agencies to maintain labour market attachment and get more Māori into higher skilled jobs.

Outcome: Māori have improved access to and higher rates of participation in high-quality education, training and meaningful employment.

Our whānau-centred, locally led, government enabled approach supports Māori into new work and raises awareness of the full range of education, employment and training opportunities that are available. We support Māori to develop potential in higher-skilled roles and future-focused industries.

Māori Enterprise

Goal: Champion the growth and opportunities for iwi and Māori business, including leading social procurement reforms.

Outcome: Increased Māori business participation and growth for a thriving, sustainable and resilient Māori economy.

We work across government to identify gaps in support for Māori business, and we partner with iwi and Māori on enterprise and economic development.