Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Paint it red...

Who knows. But the so-called Maori economy is highly exposed to world markets. And most world markets are painted in red this week...




Wheat is up, and so are lean hogs. Beer, bread and BBQs will survive!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

He Mangōpare Amohia: Strategies for Māori Economic Development | Media Centre

A three-year project funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) - Te Tupunga Māori Economic Development and conducted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and four participating iwi – Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui and Ngāpuhi – can be viewed in the link below...



He Mangōpare Amohia: Strategies for Māori Economic Development | Media Centre

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Unemployment to June 2015

Slight increase in Aotearoa NZ unemployment rate (to 5.9% from 5.8%), with Maori figures unchanged...


While NZ compares reasonably in the OECD, if Maori were a country ...


Monday, July 20, 2015

Maori Economy 'updated'...

BERL have updated their snapshot of the Maori economy in Te Ōhanga Māori 2013 and now interpret the Maori asset base at 42.6 billion paua, up from the 2010 figure of 36.9 billion paua...

  The primary sector still dominates, as might be expected...

















The geographic distribution is interesting, with Te Puka o te Ika dominating...









The Report is interesting for many reasons, not least as a reflection of how Pakeha measure us as citizens contributing to the wider NZ economy. (I'll leave aside the obvious irony in much of this economy originating with the dispossession of Maori land and marginalisation of Maori from decision-making...).

There's a lot to say about this report, and I'll dig a little deeper this week.

One very interesting comment: assets are only truly valuable if they contribute to wellbeing.

Another very interesting thing is that the release of this report is pretty much unannounced...

We not sexy any more?!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dairy sector insights from ANZ...

Interesting report just out from ANZ, their 'Privately-owned Business Barometer' which included Maori dairy sector in their research...


While useful for the insights that a major NZ bank has into an significant part of our economy, I see a positive for the Maori dairy sector (which I am often a little cynical about;) as the ANZ find that 'the level of optimism expressed by farmers about the future of the dairy industry depended on how far into the future they looked' (p. 4). For our Maori dairy operators, many will have a much longer time frame for strategic thinking than Pakeha if the land being farmed is whanau or tribal land.

The report also finds an large number of respondents are incorporating environmental issues into their planning and management:

Unfortunately the report does not disaggregate Maori data from non-Maori (though I'm sure have a steadily growing portfolio of research on us!).

A copy of the report can be found here

Updated with link to Interest.co.nz thread
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