$12.8mil influx for new Te Ture Whenua Māori Network

By Rewi Heke

The new Te Ture Whenua Māori Network is set to receive $12.8million in the Budget, which will help Māori land owners improve the productivity of their land.

The network complements the current reform of the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act.

According to Minister Flavell, “Significant tracts of Māori land remain under-utilised and improving its performance and productivity will provide benefits to its owners and the wider New Zealand economy.”

The four-year operating funding will support targeted initiatives to improve the productivity of Māori land in areas such as Northland, East Coast, Bay of Plenty, Manawatū and Whanganui.