In 2011, the Ministers for Economic Development and Māori Affairs established an independent Māori Economic Development Panel, tasked with developing a Māori Economic Strategy and Action Plan.
BERL report for Te Puni Kōkiri on the 2013 Māori economy is now available
Te Kāwai Toro, the J R McKenzie Trust’s Māori Development sub-committee, has launched a report on Philanthropic Funding to Māori organisations. BERL was proud to have carried out this research on behalf of Te Kawai Toro.
BERL was commissioned by Te Puni Kōkiri, Waikato Regional Council and Federation of Māori Authorities to complete an economic analysis of Māori contribution to the Waikato region. This research was presented at a Māori economic development workshop in Hamilton on 11 November 2014.
From the beginnings of FoMA to the detailing of the latest progress in Māori economic opportunities, BERL continues to contribute economic advice and expertise to a range of Māori organisations in their journey developing and growing their wealth base.
Chief Economist talked to the Federation of Māori Authorities annual hui
BERL was engaged by Te Tauihu o Ngā Wānanga to measure the contribution the Wānanga sector makes to the New Zealand economy, including economic and social well-being.
Strength of the Māori economy
The Bay of Connections Māori Economic Development strategy was officially launched in February 2014, the culmination of 18 months of collaboration across the region, with hundreds of people involved in its development.
BERL congratulates Kel Sanderson on his award from the Federation of Māori Authorities (FoMA) on its 25th anniversary conference recently held in Taupō. The award acknowledges Kel’s contribution to the establishment of FoMA and his role as its Chief Executive during its early days.
On Thursday August 2 2012, Dr Ganesh Nana gave a presentation to the Auckland Council about the Māori economy. His slides are below.
At the recent Maori Economic Summit BERL Chief Economist Dr Ganesh Nana presented a summary of findings of BERL’s projects undertaken for the Maori Economic Taskforce and Te Puni Kokiri.
Today the Maori economy is an integral part of the New Zealand economy and spans several industries. The BERL model of the Maori economy has identified 16 key industries. However traditionally, conversations about the Maori economy are focussed around the 3 F’s – namely Fisheries, Forestry and Farming.