For the first time Māori businesses can identify themselves as a Māori business on the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) register.
This new initiative also supports the recent government progressive procurement policy, developed in partnership by Te Puni Kōkiri and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), which aims to improve inclusion of Māori businesses in government procurement of goods and services.
By registering for the new Māori business identifier, Māori businesses will benefit from the opportunities provided by the NZBN. The use of the Māori business identifier will also lead to a better understanding of the role Māori businesses play in the New Zealand economy, making it easier for investment or collaboration and help better measure the effectiveness of government policies for Māori.
The New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) is a unique identifier for all businesses. It is designed to make it faster and easier to do business by holding core information on a digital register, meaning it doesn’t need to be repeated each time they complete a transaction with government agencies or other businesses.
Read more about how the initiative supports Māori economic activity.
Māori businesses identified through NZBN option - Te Puni Kōkiri Ministry of Māori Development
Read more about the launch of the Māori business identifier.
Māori business identifier goes live - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Hīkina Whakatutuki
Learn about the Māori business identifier on NZBN website.
Māori businesses now able to identify themselves on NZBN register - NZBN New Zealand Business Number
Māori Business Identifier - NZBN New Zealand Business Number