Success for Māori from APEC 2021
Māori have an opportunity to make a meaningful, authentic and impactful contribution to Aotearoa’s hosting of APEC.
In 2021, New Zealand can strengthen its reputation as an inclusive society and a leader in indigenous development. It can also generate new economic value and an enhanced contribution by Māori to the Asia-Pacific region.
Benefits for Māori
Hosting APEC 2021 in Aotearoa brings benefits for Māori:
Engaging with Māori
New Zealand’s APEC host year is underpinned by the whakatauki: “nāku te rourou, nāu te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi” – with your contribution and my contribution, the people will thrive.
It highlights our desire to work collaboratively with Māori and all of government to deliver APEC.
2019 is a pivotal year to actively engage with Māori to ensure meaningful relationships are built. Appointing a Principal Adviser Māori two years before the host year begins is a genuine commitment to engaging with Māori early and seeking meaningful outcomes.