September 04, 2014
Te Atiawa shares finance tips
Te Atiawa is calling together some of the country's top minds to help iwi plan their commercial future.
Te Atiawa Holdings (Taranaki) chair Kura Denness says next week's Te Atiawa Iwi Investment Conference in New Plymouth will build on this week's Te Pae Roa 2040 in Auckland, which looked at Maori development since the 1984 Hui Taumata.
She says Maori commercial decision makers need tools to ensure best practise and quality decision making.
Speakers for the two-day conference include the ambassador for Pacific development, former Labour Party cabinet minister Shane Jones, Maori Trustee Jamie Tuuta, BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander, and Carmel Fisher of Fisher Funds.
It also includes examples of Maori best practice and performance across agribusiness, health, property investment, and tourism.
Ms Denness says with a number of iwi including Te Atiawa and Nga Ruahine having recently settled their historic claims, people in the region are keen to increase their knowledge and networks.
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