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Te Ohanga Māori - The Māori Economy 2018

We commissioned BERL in 2020 to produce this report on the Māori economy. It expands on their 2013 report, which provides a rich description of the many roles Māori play in the economy of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Release date: 28/01/2021

Through our Te Ao Māori strategy, we are building understanding and embracing our history and heritage. We are the kaitiaki of Aotearoa’s financial system, and we believe that a richer understanding of the Māori economy will help us make better policy for all New Zealanders in the long run.

Read more about our Te Ao Māori strategy

This report provides an invaluable description of the Māori economy in 2018. BERL presents a picture of a dynamic and expanding labour force of skilled Māori business owners and of an asset base that is growing and diversifying.

We acknowledge that in Te Ao Māori, the true value of taonga such as land and water cannot be reflected on a balance sheet or in numerical values. Te Ōhanga Māori recognises this point and provides a rich description of Māori participation in the economy that goes beyond simply counting the dollar value of Māori assets.

Read the news release: English and Te Reo: Māori economy thriving and diverse, says research