He awa ara rau. A journey of many paths
Author:Business and Economic Research Ltd, BERL, Waikato-Tainui, Southern Initiative TSI, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
Source:Business and Economic Research Ltd, BERL
This report is a collaboration between BERL, Waikato-Tainui, The Southern Initiative and Tokona te Raki: Māori Futures Collective of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. As a first step, research was undertaken to understand the journey of our rangatahi through education into employment. This report summarises this research and begins to identify where the key levers of change lie and possible solutions.
Rangatahi Māori represent the fastest growing sector of New Zealand’s population and as such will be key drivers of our future. The opportunity is significant; making the right choices now could eliminate the current income gap of $2.6 billion per year for Māori and move us closer to a future where we all share the benefits of living a good life with whānau determining their own futures.
We hope this report will provide clarity in terms of the priorities, choices and changes we need to make in the years ahead. We have a bias towards collective action and invite those who share our passion for rangatahi to use this report as a tool for change in any way you choose – we all have a part to play in transforming our awa for the future therefore we invite you to join us on our journey of transformation. Ki te hoe!