Maori busi­ness in fo­cus

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Maori busi­ness is set to get a boost fol­low­ing a land­mark agree­ment be­tween Auck­land Coun­cil and the Univer­sity of Auck­land Busi­ness School.

The col­lab­o­ra­tion will see Maori sup­ported through Haere Whaka­mua, a jointly de­vel­oped in­dige­nous so­cial en­ter­prise pro­gramme.

‘‘Maori en­ter­prise has a col­lec­tive rather than in­di­vid­ual fo­cus and is mo­ti­vated by peo­ple and en­vi­ron­men­tal out­comes,’’ as­so­ci­ate pro­fes­sor Manuka Henare says.

‘‘Through closer col­lab­o­ra­tion and co-op­er­a­tion with coun­cil in re­search and ca­pac­ity build­ing, we can achieve bet­ter out­comes.’’

Haere Whaka­mua will fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing gov­er­nance, fi­nan­cial con­trol sys­tems and busi­ness plan­ning within a Maori and marae based con­text. It aims to sup­port and un­lock po­ten­tial busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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