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This project will study the financial capability of Māori enterprises, with the help of a grant from SkyCity Community Trust. Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre director Dr Puspha Wood and Te Au Rangahau codirector Dr Jason Paul Mika are leading the research. The project’s name ‘Te manu ka rere’ is taken from the Māori saying “Ma te huruhuru te manu ka rere,” which means that adorned with features the bird is able to fly. The purpose is to study the financial capability of Māori entrepreneurs and its impact on their ability to start and run Māori enterprises. We are hoping to talk to around 30 Māori entrepreneurs, including rangatahi (youth), pakeke (adults), kaumātua (elders) and whānau (families) in Auckland and Northland using a survey and in focus groups.
If you consent to participate in this project, we would like you to:
The data collected from these focus groups will help to gain insight into the financial capability of Māori entrepreneurs in Auckland and Northland. The research will explore a process for government, community, private sector organisations and educators to work together to implement an effective approach for equipping Māori entrepreneurs with tools and resources to make wise business decisions. We will store your information in a secure place at Massey in computer and print form for seven years, after which it will be archived in accordance with university policy and ethics guidelines.
Our research with Māori entrepreneurs and financial capability with Māori communities highlighted a need for some concrete data to guide targeted programmes that combine entrepreneurship and financial capability. This research will provide much needed data to inform future work.
If you want to discuss any details about the project itself, please feel free to contact us – Dr Pushpa Wood, m: 021 755 813 or e: P.Wood@massey.ac.nz; or Dr Jason Paul Mika on m: 021 970 421 or e: J.P.Mika@massey.ac.nz.
Thank you very much in advance for your participation.
Dr Pushpa Wood
Dr Jason Paul Mika
If you have any concerns about the conduct of this research that you wish to raise with someone other than the researcher(s), please contact Dr Brian Finch, Director, Research Ethics, telephone 06 356 9099 x 86015, email firstname.lastname@example.org”.
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Last updated on Sunday 06 August 2017