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31 July 2015

NewsLine is a short weekly summary of stories that may be of interest to those involved in the Māori Tourism community.


Māori business optimism higher than rest

Māori businesses are more optimistic and recording stronger profit growth than non-Māori firms. The ANZ Privately-Owned Business Barometer found 72 percent of Māori businesses surveyed were upbeat about the next three years, up from a reading of 70 percent last year, and ahead of 51 percent for non-Māori business.

Over the past 12 months, 54 percent of Māori businesses in the survey recorded an increase in profit. Businesses were starting to leverage their Māori heritage, with 51 percent of Māori business respondents seeing it as an advantage, whether it was a unique selling point or a culture focusing on long-term sustainability rather than short-term gains, the report said. Read the report here.


Regional Tourism Indicators (RTI)

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment have released the Regional Tourism Indicators (RTI) for June 2015.  The RTI are based on electronic card transaction data and provide regular updates on both international and domestic tourism expenditure at a regional level. Read more here.

Jetstar execs return to Bay

Jetstar has announced its executives will return to Hawke's Bay to make further considerations about potential new destinations.

Jetstar is also considering flight paths to Hamilton, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Nelson and Invercargill. Read more here.


The traveller trumps the cow

It's time for the tourist bus to overtake the dairy tanker.

Dairying has been bringing in about $13.7 billion annually (and dropping), while the tourism industry is at around $10.3 billion - and rising.

Our economy has had a good ride on the back of the cow, but as the happy days for dairy draw to an end, we need to get behind the tourism industry - it's time to hitch our wagon to the modern traveller. Read more here.


Māori words and phrases of the day: Travel

The New Zealand Herald, in collaboration with Māori Television and the Māori Language Commission, is marking New Zealand's 40th Maori Language Week with Māori words and phrases for a different theme each day: today is travel. Read more here.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

To celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Mana magazine put together the following short video, featuring George Henare and Jennifer Ward-Lealand speaking Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 in both Te Reo and English. We think it's quite neat, hopefully you will too!