A group of seven New Zealanders will be visiting local
The Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) of
According to a statement from the New Zealand High Commission, the group would be in
Maori groups are significant stakeholders in
Many Maori-owned enterprises dealing in primary resources have been successful in leveraging their interests for the groups’ benefit.
But success hasn’t come overnight and serious lessons have been learnt in the process of creating successful enterprises.
The PCF has selected five Maori experts to travel to PNG with them.
All have significant experience in developing primary resources and developing the capacity of their hapu (clan) to manage their growing enterprise.
Meg Poutasi, chief executive of PCF commented: “I hope this delegation to
“We have very similar issues and I think engagement will result in longer term partnerships beneficial to both groups.
“Our delegation is going to gain a better understanding of the issues concerning PNG fisheries and forestry and in turn, I hope, we will be able to offer some insights into the lessons
‘I am very much looking forward to hearing the outcomes from this visit and discovering how PCF can broker future relationships.”