Tirohanga Ohanga mō Te Moana a Toi: Māori Entrepreneurs in Te Moana ā Toi and New Zealand for 2001 and 2006


This report builds on the work that Te Puni Kōkiri has been focusing on in relation to economic growth and development. Te Puni Kōkiri published Ngā Kaihanga Hou: For Māori Future Makers a discussion document in October 200713. The purpose of this document was to create an informed understanding of the possible drivers of influence affecting how Māori will participate in the future

New Zealand and global economic systems, and focus attention on the decisions that need to be made today to ensure active participation and shareholding of Māori in future economic systems.

One of the key enablers identified in the document was that Māori need to build and encourage entrepreneurship. To understand the impact of entrepreneurs on the economy, it is crucial that we create an evidence base of entrepreneurship to inform future decision making.



13 This Te Puni Kōkiri report can be found at the following link: http://www.tpk.govt.nz/en/in-focus/future-makers/ accessed on 13 August 2009.