|Margaret Kawharu NZOM pn260|
"Ministry of Business, Enterprise and Industry (MBIE) figures in May 2018 estimate Māori enterprise is worth nearly $40 billion and growing faster than the economy as a whole. Māori employers, while flying largely under the radar, have amassed assets of $22.4 billion, according to a 2013 report by BERL.
"Māori who are self-employed have a combined asset base worth $6.6 billion, and the remaining $12.5 billion is owned by Māori trusts, incorporations, and other collectively owned enterprises, such as tribal organisations managing Treaty settlement funds.
"Māori make up 13% of the current NZ labour force, but Stats NZ estimates the Māori labour force will double to make up 1/5 of New Zealand’s working age population by 2038."