Māori Businesses in 2020

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Statistics New Zealand branch of the New Zealand Government just released it's statistics on Māori businesses and Māori authorities. Check out the definition of each and the charts.


  • Māori authorities are businesses involved in the collective management of assets held by Māori.
  • SMEs are Māori businesses with fewer than 100 employees, and are not Māori authorities.

Key facts for 2020:

  • there were 1,230 Māori authorities
  • three-fifths of Māori authorities were classified as essential during COVID-19 alert level 4 lockdown
  • almost one-fifth of Māori SMEs reduced the range of goods and services they offered during the lockdown periods of COVID-19
  • one-half of Māori tourism businesses adapted their business for new markets in response to COVID-19
  • Māori authorities exported around $755 million worth of goods, almost half of which was to China
  • the average Māori farm was five times the size of the average New Zealand farm
  • total assets for Māori authorities reached $24.3 billion.

Here are those charts:

Source: link
Tatauranga umanga Māori – Statistics on Māori businesses: 2020 (English) | Stats NZ
Three-fifths of Māori authorities were classified as essential during the 2020 COVID-19 alert level 4 lockdown.
Kingi Gilbert

Kingi Gilbert

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