Taiwanese and Māori look to boost economy

By Numia Ponika-Rangi

Research says that links between Taiwanese and Māori go back to 1300AD.

Those links are still going strong today, as a Chinese delegation arrived in NZ to work with Māori to strengthen ties, form new relationships and promote tourism.

The Taiwanese delegation will discuss the increase of flights and business partnerships between countries to boost the NZ tourism economy.

According to Geln Katu, “They've come to look at what Māori businesses can offer in the way of trade, like meat, milk, honey and other products they may be interested in buying.”

The delegation includes members of the Taiwan Govt, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Taiwan's Council of Indigenous Peoples and Taiwan media.