He Mangōpare Amohia

A new 2015 documentary - He Mangōpare Amohia: Strategies for Māori Economic Development - has just been uploaded to our Media Centre. This film highlights the work conducted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, in partnership with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, four participating iwi – Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui and Ngāpuhi – and with NPM - providing an insight into their work and findings.

Launched at Mātaatua, Te Mānuka Tūtahi Marae, in Whakatāne on Thursday, 21 May the He Mangōpare Amohia report itself details the findings of their research, which has a vision of transforming Māori/iwi economic development. Distinguished Professor Graham Hingangaroa Smith who led the programme says that “Our intention was to address the significant silence, and absence of Māori and iwi answers to the question of ‘what counts as transforming Māori and iwi economic development?”

The primary focus of this research was to establish a Māori economic development framework centred on collaboration, co-creation, investigation and engagement – which would all then be used as catalysts for transformation. The programme has achieved these goals, and will now be one more tool that is available to empower economic growth amongst our communities and support the well-being of future generations of Aotearoa and the environment in which they live.

You can view the documentary on our Media Centre here, or download a copy of the report below.