Maori en­ter­prise

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Maori busi­ness is to get a boost, af­ter a land­mark agree­ment be­tween Auck­land Coun­cil and the Univer­sity of Auck­land Busi­ness School. The col­lab­o­ra­tion will sup­port Maori busi­nesses through the Haere Whaka­mua 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 co­op­er­a­tion with coun­cil in re­search and ca­pac­i­ty­build­ing, we be­lieve we can achieve bet­ter out­comes.’’ Haere Whaka­mua will fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing gov­er­nance, fi­nan­cial con­trol sys­tems and busi­ness plan­ning within a marae-based con­text. It aims to un­lock busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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