He Mangōpare Amohia: Strategies for Māori Economic Development
Critical success factors for Māori economic development have been identified in a just released report on the three-year Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) research programme – Te Tupunga Māori Economic Development.
This significant research programme was led by Distinguished Professor Graham Hingangaroa Smith of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, who partnered with four participating iwi - Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui and Ngāpuhi and brought their values, insights and aspirations to the project.
Their vision was to identify ways of transforming Māori/iwi economic development and find models that would appropriately reflect the economic interests of Māori, as well as their social and cultural development aspirations.
The resulting research report - He Mangōpare Amohia: Strategies for Māori Economic Development - was launched at Mātaatua, Te Mānuka Tūtahi, in Whakatāne to wide acclaim.
It will now become one more tool that is available to empower economic growth amongst our communities and support the well-being of future generations and the environment in which they live.