Te Taumata upping its game in 2021 – experts engaged for free trade negotiations with Britain

Te Taumata upping its game in 2021 – experts engaged for free trade negotiations with Britain

As the world wrestles with the effects of COVID-19 and its impacts on Māori business and international supply chains, we have engaged two leading international trade analysts to assist us to map out the critical interests for Māori into free trade negotiations with Britain.

Peter Rice (Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Whaoa) and Dr. Richard Meade will help us undertake this work; both have an in-depth knowledge of the trade complexities across the UK, Europe, and globally.

Peter Rice is the founder and owner of a small boutique firm – Clearpoint Advisors – a regulatory, financial services, and economics advisory firm in London. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and banker with previous roles at Treasury of Westpac Banking Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation Finance.

Dr. Richard Meade is the Principal Economist at Cognitus Economic Insight, an Auckland- based economic consultancy and research firm. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Auckland University of Technology, Vice President Auckland of the Law & Economics Association of New Zealand, and a peer reviewer for various academic economics journals, and for government agencies.

Peter and Richard will be supported in this work by Whaimutu Dewes (Ngāti Porou), Paul Morgan (Wakatū), and Jacqui Cane (Ngāi Tahu).

Te Taumata Chair, Chris Karamea Insley says Peter and Richard have a strong grasp on Māori business and trade and is excited about accelerating this important kaupapa for the benefit of Māori and all of Aotearoa.



Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

CCAB delivers programs that facilitate the growth of Indigenous business, build relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous business, and ensure life-long learning for Indigenous entrepreneurs, and other Canadian business leaders. These efforts recognise the central role that Indigenous business and communities hold in the future of Canada.
Our mission is to promote, strengthen and enhance a prosperous Indigenous economy through the fostering of business relationships, opportunities and awareness for all of our members.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Ministry acts in the world to make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous.
E mahi ana te Manatū i te Ao kia whai haumaru me te whai rawa mo Aotearoa.
New Zealand’s security and prosperity depend on the conditions in, and our connections with, the wider world. This means we must engage with – and seek to influence – other countries to our advantage, in line with New Zealand’s values and interests including that of Maori.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the government agency charged with helping New Zealand businesses to grow internationally.
We use our extensive knowledge and global networks to help exporters of all sizes make better decisions and connect to the right partners and investors.
We connect international businesses and investors with high-value growth opportunities in New Zealand.
By supporting New Zealand businesses, we boost New Zealand's economy and reputation, and help to share what's special about New Zealand with the rest of the world.

Callaghan Innovation

We are New Zealand's innovation agency. We activate innovation and help businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand.
We partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of growth.
Our people – including more than 200 of New Zealand’s leading scientists and engineers – empower innovators by connecting people, opportunities and networks, and providing tailored technical solutions, skills and capability development programmes, and grants co-funding.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) plays a central role in shaping and delivering a strong New Zealand economy.
Our role is to create better outcomes for all New Zealanders, particularly by supporting business growth.
We are responsible for the delivery of advice, regulation and services that have a real impact on people, businesses and the environment within which they operate.