We aim to advance and support
Māori business and
iwi organisations, ensuring they are significant drivers of Auckland's economy. Doing so will result in prosperity and opportunity for all.
Innovation and enterprise are two key elements of Māori success and have been a hallmark of Māori development since Māori first arrived in
Marginalisation of Māori and large land losses have had substantial effects on Māori economic progress over the past 170 years. However, Treaty settlements and strategic iwi investments now contribute to an increasingly strong economic base.
Hapū and iwi are enduring and perpetual, and have an intergenerational approach to investment outcomes. Their enterprises and activities will advance Māori wellbeing through economic development. This will also benefit Auckland's economy.
The Māori economy in
Tāmaki Makaurau is growing and thriving, but it is also complex.