Annual Report for the Year Ended 30 June 2010

Policy - Economic and Enterprise

Scope of Appropriation:
Advice on policies and programmes that specifically impact on the economic and enterprise status of Māori people and resources. It includes the provision of Māori business development services.

Our Approach:
Te Puni Kōkiri's priority was to ensure that assistance to Māori supported and maintained their economic wellbeing. In addition, the Māori Business Facilitation Service provided advice and support for Māori businesses and organisations, by assisting with assessment, brokerage and business mentoring for new business entrepreneurs and existing businesses.

Performance Measures Budget Standard Actual Standard
Provision of ongoing policy advice
Advice is in accordance with the requirements of the Policy Guide and Quality Assurance Handbook and Cabinet Manual-Evidenced by:
An independent assessment of a sample set of policy advice rates the quality of advice on a scale of 1 to 6 External Assessment - minimum score of 3 One independent assessment was completed with an overall result of 5.5 (5.21: 08/09).
An annual Ministerial assessment rates the quality of policy advice on a scale of 1 to 6 Ministerial Assessmentminimum score of 3 5.
Policy advice is provided within the agreed timeframes 95% meets timeframes Not achieved 92% were on time (93.1%: 08/09)
Statutory Monitoring
Monitoring reports are substantiated by an independent expert, to ensure they are methodically robust (based on widely accepted methodological and ethical practices), and findings supported by evidence 100% Not achieved.
Sample of research/ statistical reports externally validated against criteria Minimum of 3 reports sampled Not achieved, only 1 report externally validated.
All externally validated reports reviewed will have been assessed as achieving against the four criteria being; relevance, representative, methodologically robust and timelyon a scale of 1 to 5 External Assessment assessed as meeting at least 3 of 4 criteria Achieved against all 4 criteria.
Supporting Māori Innovation
Provide advice, facilitation and brokerage to support Iwi/Māori partnerships with government that identifies mutually important science and innovation priorities: Incorrectly recorded in Supplementary Estimates for 09/10, this work relates to the 2010/11 year. A subsequent amendment will be made in 2011
Māori Business Facilitation Service (MBFS)
Administer the Māori Business Facilitation Service to assist in the growth, development and sustainability of Māori smalltomedium enterprises (SME's) and related business networks/professional clusters through:
Frontline engagement with Māori SME owners to determine mentoring readiness 800-900 881
Provide new and existing businesses with assessment, planning and mentoring assistance 300350 (at least 50% to be new businesses) 526 (299 new businesses, 60% of total).
Support to Māori business networks or professional clusters 3 5.
Māori SME owners engaged through MBFS provide positive feedback on the service provided on a scale of 1 to 5 Minimum score of 3 Survey completed and clients scored "overall" experience at 3.5.


Shanghai Expo - Māori business delegation led by Minister of Māori Affairs

Te Puni Kōkiri actively worked with the Māori Economic Taskforce to provide advice, and other support on the planning, coordination and successful outcome of the Māori business delegation headed by the Minister of Māori Affairs to the Shanghai Expo and other areas of China. Key objectives of the delegation were met, including the provision of an essential platform to build and strengthen relationships between Māori and Chinese, particularly for Māori sector leaders to enhance existing networks with the Chinese and provide opportunities for some Māori business to cultivate new relationships.

Te Puni Kōkiri worked closely with key stakeholders to develop a strong business orientated visit programme, including business seminars, discussion forums with key Chinese business people, networking functions with Chinese and local New Zealand business leaders, and various sector site visits. Te Puni Kōkiri also participated in the government wide response to the Shanghai Expo as a member of the ‘Shanghai 2010 World Expo Interdepartmental Advisory Group'.

Auckland Futures Project

Te Puni Kōkiri has produced key information to inform understanding of Māori participation in the Auckland economy, and identifies drivers that influence their participation. This includes new information about Māori:

  • Entrepreneurship for the Auckland region and the NZ economy;
  • Participation and contribution to the Auckland regional economy in terms of value added by businesses to the region's GDP; and
  • Population projections to 2021 (2006 base year), at a national, regional council area, and territorial authority level.

The report combines new information about Māori in the economy with information that is available from other sources within the context of the New Zealand and the Auckland regional economy.

Rugby World Cup 2011

Over the last year Te Puni Kōkiri has met with a large number of iwi leaders, Māori businesses, event organisers, tourism companies, artists, marae, haka groups, radio stations, rugby clubs and Māori incorporations throughout New Zealand. Māori not only want to feel a sense of engagement in the ceremony, they also have wider interests and wish to be involved across the entire event. Our work in partnership with the tournament organisers (Rugby NZ 2011 Ltd) and the government coordination office (NZ2011) will see some exciting legacies emerge for Māori that will grow out of next year's Rugby World Cup with some exciting initiatives to be launched in the buildup to September 2011.

Māori Business Facilitation Service (MBFS)

During 2009/10, in support of the performance figures in the table above, the top interventions provided were in the Development and Revision of Business Plan; Development of a Marketing Plan; Training or Coaching; and Financial Analysis. The top three industry sectors where most MBFS clients were involved in were Arts and Recreation Services; Retail Trade; and Construction.

This period also saw the implementation of the enhanced MBFS business model, where three of the four phases of the service are now conducted internally in comparison to the previous models where these were contracted externally. The enhancement in the business model has allowed the MBFS to meet the increasing demand for the service. The MBFS continues to support the local Māori Business Networks throughout the Te Puni Kōkiri regional offices with a focus on connecting business owners with other Māori enterprises. These regional networks include Te Taitokerau, Tāmaki Makaurau, Waikato, Takitimu, Te Tai Hauauru, Te Whanganui ā Tara and Te Waipounamu.

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