Story: Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy

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Sealord deal

This 1992 cartoon shows Prime Minister Jim Bolger (left) and a key fisheries settlement negotiator Matiu Rata in a waka (canoe) pulling up Sealord Products. The fishing company, Sealord, was about to be sold, and the government funded a Māori consortium to purchase half of it as part of a settlement of Māori commercial fisheries claims. The fisheries settlement was referred to as the Sealord deal.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: H-098-001
Cartoon by Laurence Clark ('Klarc')

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Basil Keane, 'Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy - Māori economy in the early 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 June 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010