He Oranga Hapori: A model for raising Maori ... - Te Puni Kokiri

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He Oranga Hapori: A model for raising Maori ... - Te Puni Kokiri

1. Working together:• investing in Mäori;• with government and government working with Mäori; and• leveraging international networks.2. Enhancing education, training and skills:• by investing in training and skills for Mäori• with a focus on rangatahi.3. Fostering enterprise by:• supporting research and development;• reducing regulatory costs; and• enhancing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by focusing on increasing productivity.4. Growing existing resources:• using them more effectively; and• diversifying where possible.These principles guide the work being done to achieve the three main goals the Taskforce isworking towards.a) Support Mäori through the economic recession by promoting skills training and education,enhancing resilience in communities, and protecting or growing employment opportunities.b) Strategic economic development opportunities for Mäori beyond the immediate economicclimate by identifying areas where Mäori can lift their participation in the economy andunlock their potential to ensure that Mäori can take advantage of and be a driver foreconomic recovery and future growth.c) Promote and use kaupapa Mäori and Mäori structures as drivers of prosperity.Chaired by the Minister of Mäori Affairs, Hon Dr Pita Sharples, the Taskforce is also attended bythe Associate Minister of Mäori Affairs, the Hon Georgina Te Heuheu and Te Puni Kökiri ChiefExecutive, Mr Leith Comer.Mäori Economic Taskforce members were appointed for their experience in a wide range ofdisciplines and each leads progress in one of the following Taskforce workstreams:• June McCabe, Investment Capital and Enterprise• Bentham Ohia. Education, Training & Information Technology• Mark Solomon, Tribal Assets• Ngahiwi Tomoana, Primary Sector• Daphne Luke, Small and Medium Enterprises• Hon. John Tamihere, Social and Community (Resigned February 2010)• Rob McLeod, Economic Growth & Infrastructure (Resigned April 2010)C. Future demographic profileTo understand New Zealand’s economic future, it is necessary to first understand the country’sdemographic realities:Rapid growth of the Mäori population:39

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