November 17, 2021
Māori business definition sought
Statistics New Zealand is trying to pin down what is a Māori business.
Senior Māori advisor Paul Clarke says the definition will help it give a better picture of the contribution Māori business makes to the New Zealand economy.
It will also help with processes like the progressive procurement scheme where government agencies are encouraged to source a percentage of their services from Māori firms.
It’s looking for feedback on its current definition.
“A Māori business is a business that is owned by a person or people that have Māori whakapapa and a representative of that business as Māori so that is our starting point, that is what we are interested in hearing feedback about,” Mr Clarke says.
Submissions needs to be in by 9am next Monday, November 22, and more information can be found by searching on Māori business definition consultation.