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Indigenising the blue economy

Addressing key barriers that currently prevent Māori from using their marine resources in a more culturally relevant, economically impactful, and environmentally sustainable manner

Project Leader Duration Budget
Jason Mika (Massey University) and John Reid (J D Reid Ltd) To be confirmed To be confirmed


We are extending earlier research by the Whai Rawa, Whai Mana, Whai Oranga project which mapped the Māori marine economy, its institutions and enterprises, and the business models they employ.

We are partnering with Māori authorities (iwi and pan-iwi entities and Māori enterprises) to explore and support Māori who aspire to a blue economy imbued with mātauranga Māori, Treaty principles, and a focus on Māori wellbeing, human potential and relational balance with Tangaroa as our tīpuna.

The project proposal is currently being co-developed. This page will be updated with further information once approved.

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This project is not location specific.

This is a national project.