Story: Ngā umanga – Māori business enterprise

Māori urbanisation, 1926–2006

Māori urbanisation, 1926–2006

In 1945 around a quarter of Māori lived in urban areas and the remainder lived rurally. By the mid-1990s the situation had completely reversed with around 80% of Māori in urban areas.

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Source: Ian Pool, Te iwi Maori. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1991, pp. 123, 154, 182 and 197 and Statistics New Zealand

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Matene Love and Tyron Love, 'Ngā umanga – Māori business enterprise - History of Māori enterprise', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by Matene Love and Tyron Love, published 11 Mar 2010