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ASB co-authors 2017 Maui Rau report

ASB is proud to have co-authored this year’s Māui Rau report.

Māui Rau is a thought leadership report produced by KPMG New Zealand, in conjunction with ASB Bank. It was written following a series of roundtable discussions with Māori businesspeople and leaders throughout New Zealand. These sessions were held in 13 locations around the motu; including Dunedin, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington, New Plymouth, Whanganui, Tauranga, Rotorua, Whakatane, Gisborne, Hamilton, Auckland and Waitangi.

This year’s report focusses on two kaupapa: leadership and entrepreneurship. It also forecasts that a modest increase in the percentage of Māori business-owners and self-employed would inject an additional $28b into the Māori economy by 2033; coupled with the creation of an additional 165,000 jobs.

ASB Maori financial solutions executive manager Kirikaiahi Mahutariki co-authored the report and says: “For the past 20-30 years, we’ve seen a focus on achieving tertiary education and pursuing professional careers. However, the workforce of the future will be radically different – and entrepreneurial skills and attitudes will become increasingly important.

“We’re currently seeing some really exciting activity and growth in the enterprise space.This is being supported by a range of new initiatives aimed at Māori entrepreneurs – including the likes of Matariki X, The Leap, and Poutama Trust-led events such as Silicon Maunga and CL2IMB.”

The full 2017 Māui Rau: from signal to action report can be found here.

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