This report provides data about the businesses owned in full, or in part, by Pacific people aged 20 to 65. It is the first report to analyse Pacific-owned businesses in New Zealand and provides a good baseline to measure against as we recover from the effects of COVID-19. The report also includes success stories of Pacific women in business as well as perspectives on Pacific people in business in Aotearoa New Zealand by the Pacific Business Trust.
The Lalanga Fou Languages and High Tech Fono was held over two days (26-27 November 2019), and brought together key stakeholders in the areas of technology and language to discuss opportunities in the technology and Pacific language spaces. In attendance were Pacific and non-Pacific scientists, technology and innovation business leaders and academics, language experts, community groups, government officials, and broader stakeholders.
The Pacific Aotearoa Lalanga Fou report is the start of a conversation to better understand Pacific people’s contribution to Aotearoa's economy, and how we define success, prosperity and well-being. It lays a strong foundation that we can build upon for generations to come.