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Māori Businesses in Aotearoa

Updated: May 5, 2022

Māori business are diverse and widespread. We’ve dived deeper into this diversity in our report to find that there are more than 10,000 Māori owned business, eight times more than what we previously thought.

This research we performed with Te Puni Kōkiri utilised Stats NZ's IDI (Integrated Data Infrastructure) to delve into exploring Māori businesses across Aotearoa. It outlines the number and breadth of economically significant Māori-owned businesses and provides a clearer picture of the contribution of Māori to the wider economy. In particular, we looked at:

  • Māori-owned Businesses

  • Māori Sole Traders

  • Significant Employers of Māori

This research also underlines the potential for Māori businesses to lift economic participation and employment in local economies. Check out the resources below to learn more:

Further publications:


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