15-18 April 2018, Waitangi, Bay of Islands, Northland AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

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Te Puni Kokiri: The Ministry of Maori Development

Te Puni Kokiri, the Ministry of Maori Development, leads Maori Public Policy and advises on policy affecting Maori wellbeing. It is the principal advisor to the Crown on Government-Maori relationships. In 1992 Te Puni Kokiri was established to promote Maori achievement across all sectors and to monitor the State sector's services to Maori. Te Puni Kokiri's vision is to see whanau, hapu and iwi succeed as Maori at home and globally. It does so in three main ways:

• Arahitanga – The Ministry provides strategic leadership advice and guidance on the Crown's relationships with Maori.
• Whakamaherehere – TPK provides advice on achieving better results for Maori.
• Auahatanga – The Ministry develops and implements innovative trials and investments to test models that promote better results for Maori.

Te Puni Kokiri is committed to the holistic development of Maori and is a proud supporter of kaupapa throughout the motu that positively contribute to that development.

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the New Zealand government's international trade promotion and business development agency. NZTE has a single purpose: growing companies internationally, bigger, better and faster, for the benefit of New Zealand.

We provide customised services and support to ambitious businesses looking to go global. We help them build their capability, boost their global reach, connect to other businesses and invest in their growth. We also connect international investors with opportunities in New Zealand through a global network of investment advisors.

NZTE has a Maori Business Group specifically recruited with the commercial and specialist Maori know-how and know-who to implement NZTE's Maori strategy. We engage with a wide range of Maori businesses, find ambitious Maori exporters to bring into the NZTE portfolio and create impact for those customers in international markets. We also connect Iwi and Maori investors, and Maori companies seeking investment, with opportunities across New Zealand and internationally.


Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) is a proud Auckland Council agency that works to advance Auckland's prosperity and create the new city, making Tamaki Makaurau a desirable place to live, work, play, study, invest and do business.

Northland Inc.

Northland Inc is Northland's Regional Economic Development Agency encompassing the Regional Tourism Organisation and government's Regional Business Partnership (RBP). A Council-Controlled Organisation, Northland Inc works across the public and private sectors with a common purpose to strengthen, grow and diversify Northland's economy, thereby improving the prosperity and wellbeing of Northlanders.

Kono is a family-owned Māori food and drinks business based in at the top of New Zealand's South Island. Māori are the indigenous people of New Zealand, and the families that own the business have connections to the region going back hundreds of years.

Kono, (food basket in Māori) is a vertically integrated artisan producer and exporter of award-winning wine, cider, seafood, fruit and natural fruit bars.


Ngai Tahu Tourism

At Ngai Tahu Tourism our purpose is to make the connection with our customers, through our people, to our place and to Ngai Tahu.

We are one of the largest tourism operators in Aotearoa, hosting more than one million customers a year across our 11 iconic businesses and more than 25 amazing experiences.

We are owned by Ngai Tahu, the biggest iwi by population in Te Waipounamu (the South Island of New Zealand). Ngai Tahu has over 56,000 registered members who whakapapa to the iwi, making us one of the largest whanau-owned businesses in Aotearoa.

Drawing on the tribal whakatauki Mo tatou, a, mo ka uri a muri ake nei, (For us and our children after us), we are committed to long-term intergenerational investment in Aotearoa, particularly in the regions.


15-18 April 2018, Waitangi, Bay of Islands, Northland AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

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