North Asia CAPE acts as a gateway for diverse New Zealand businesses to build stronger, more sustainable and respectful relationships with North Asian countries. We support Māori and Pasifika businesses and students to build their cultural knowledge and commercial capabilities through our programmes, with some targeted to specific countries and sectors. 

Polynesian Creative Cluster

We are supporting an intensive programme for Māori and Pasifika creative entrepreneurs to take advantage of opportunities in Japan and Korea. The objective is to develop a market pathway for their products into the Japanese and Korean markets.

Creative industries is one area where Māori and Pasifika businesses can build high value products, services and experiences which appeal to the world and, in particular, the Japanese and Korean markets. Additionally, the programme is geared towards ensuring there is greater diversity of representation and depth to the Aotearoa brand in the export market. Participants are from the wider creative sector to ensure a diversity of products, experiences and skills, in order to maximise collaborative potential. We have partnered with Oyster Workshop, a Māori- and Pasifika-led organisation to develop and deliver the programme.

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Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa Māori Business

The purpose of Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa is to increase Māori business capability and awareness and improve Māori business engagement in North Asia. Each year’s programme is developed to facilitate business engagement for Māori tertiary students and businesspeople, and each has a key focus area which has included: primary industry, indigenous development, sports, branding, and cultural tourism.

Applications for a 2020 virtual tour are now live, with a programme of development focused on Taiwan and Japan. To read more and apply click here

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