COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

01:00pm - 03:00pm
Ed Sheeran

Buy from Māori business conference call

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

The lack of specific measures to support Māori businesses will be discussed at a conference in Auckland today.

In countries such as Canada, Australia, Britain, the United States and South Africa, government policy and corporate procurement approaches have boosted the number of indigenous or minority-owned businesses, improving socio-economic conditions.

Tania Pouwhare from The Southern Initiative, which is convening the Creating Shared Prosperity Conference, says social procurement policies have the potential to not only grow New Zealand’s economy but also tackle the country’s growing inequality issues.

In the past two years, the amount of services procured from indigenous owned businesses in Australia rose from $6 million to almost $2 billion, leading to a big increase in the number of aboriginal owned businesses.

The Southern Initiative has been working with Auckland Council and its council-owned organisations to change their procurement practices to include specific opportunities for Māori and Pacific businesses, and to outline specific social and environmental outcomes in their procurement.


Copyright © 2019, UMA Broadcasting Ltd:

'Te Honongona' Urban Māori Stories
Why is the Politics of Kindness failing our poorest children?
The 2019 child poverty monitor report makes for grim reading...
ODT Cartoon outrage misplaced
We should collectively be righteously appalled at the tone deaf ODT cartoon that made light of the terrible measles epidemic that has killed over 50 children in Samoa. It was an ugly 'joke' that shouted white privilege, but calls to boycott the ODT, sack the cartoonist and the enormous social media wave of fury seem to me to be grotesquely misplaced.
A Collins' Guide to Cultural Colour Blindness
Dr Rawiri Taonui: Utilising ‘white’ as a metaphor for ‘a person or woman of colour’ conveys connotations of white superiority.





Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

01:00pm - 03:00pm