At a glance: Wairuatanga in Tāmaki Makaurau
Many Māori businesses are grounding their organisations in Wairuatanga, recognising the interrelationships between the culture within the organisation and business outcomes.
Auckland Council, through ATEED, supports Māori business networks and events. These have been delivered at a steady pace in the last few years, and the Whāriki Business Network has now over 550 members. Business members are engaging in high value sectors such as professional, scientific and technical services, and telecommunications (ICT). Existing official Statistics NZ data on Māori authorities and Māori small and medium enterprises (SMEs) do not do justice to the actual size and contribution of Māori businesses to the New Zealand economy.
Auckland Council continues a commitment to maintain and improve indigenous biodiversity with high future targets for priority native habitats under active management. However, the number of tohu tangata whenua or pou in regional parks and community facilities could be increased. Tohu tangata whenua and pou are very significant to Māori as they affirm cultural and spiritual links to whenua and contribute to the region’s cultural heritage and identity.
Take a look at headline Wairuatanga indicators for Tāmaki Makaurau across the four cultural, social, economic and environmental pou below. You can also download the full Wairuatanga report and read about this value in detail.