Economic: Waking up the taniwha


The Māori economy is estimated to be worth more than $36 billion. Economic experts call it the ‘sleeping giant’ that has potential to be worth even more. The Māori Party plans to power up the taniwha economy even more because we know it holds the key to taking our whānau, and Aotearoa, from poverty or financial struggle to prosperity.

The Māori Party will:

  • IWI RAIL: Transfer NZ rail assets to iwi to develop a national railway network.
  • IWI INVEST & BANK: Set up a consortium of iwi, Māori land trusts and corporations to invest in major economic development opportunities. Set up a Māori  bank to administer housing, land development and business start-up loans.
  • IWI TOURISM: Invest further in supporting Māori  tourism business opportunities.
  • IWI POWER: Lead a government subsidised solar energy installation scheme for all low income families and rurally isolated communities.

Read our full economic policy

Authorised by Susan Cullen, 5 Gala Street, Waihōpai