Maori business potential on the tables at biennial conference

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Climate change and water projects are among the top economic issues to be discussed at a conference on Maori participation in the Bay of Plenty economy.

About 200 delegates will attend a one-day hui hosted by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council at Waiariki Institute of Technology in Rotorua on Monday.

The biennial conference, Te Ahurangi – Rangatiratanga in Practice, will focus on Maori economic strategy in the Bay of Plenty, and keynote speakers come from some of the biggest organisations in the region.

Taria Tahana, general manager of Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust, will lead a workshop about future aspirations for the Maori economy, while Chris Insley, a director on government, private sector and Maori boards will talk about climate change and innovations in energy.

Te Arawa Lakes Trust chief executive Roku Mihinui and Te Rununga o Ngai Tahu general manager of strategy Donna Flavell will look at the challenges and complexities for Maori of water-related issues.

Musician Moana Maniapoto will talk about Maori in business in the final keynote address.

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Daily Mail:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/aap/article-2674107/Maori-business-potential-discussed.html

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