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The Indigenisation of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Land-based Industries

About the speaker

Dr John Reid (Ngāti Pikiao, Tainui, Tauiwi) is a specialist in indigenous economic development with a particular focus on land, freshwater, and ocean sustainability.

For the last 20 years he has worked with, and advised, post-settlement iwi in the development of enterprises and economic approaches that embrace indigenous thinking and values. Half of John’s working time is spent managing his own private research consultancy. The other half of his time is spent as a Senior Research Fellow at the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury.

John is currently leading national research programmes in the Biological Heritage Science Challenge, the Our Land and Water Science Challenge, and Building Better Homes Towns and Cities Science Challenge.


Some of the leading agribusiness and forestry companies today are Māori owned.

This new class of enterprise, operated by land trusts, incorporations, and iwi corporations, are becoming known nationally for their environmental leadership, social responsibility, innovation, and profitability. At the same time iwi authorities are playing an increasingly powerful role in the environmental management of resources at local and regional scales.

This lecture will explore what these changes are and what they may mean for the future of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Date Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Time 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Audience Public,Staff,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Alumni
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Lecture
Public Lecture
LocationBiochemistry Seminar Room BIG13, University of Otago, Dunedin.
Contact NameFrank Griffin

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