Te kōrero whakamutunga

Te kōrero whakamutunga - The closing remarks

Te kōrero whakamutunga - The closing remarks

Tākiri-ā-Rangi, ANZ New Zealand’s Te Ao Māori Strategy, has come to life from the voices of our staff, our leaders, our customers, Māori, hapū and iwi leaders from across Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.

Tākiri-ā-Rangi, ANZ New Zealand’s Te Ao Māori Strategy has emerged from the conversations of hope and aspirations for Māori, hapū and iwi and what it means to be the biggest bank and one of the largest companies in the country.

It has given rise to Tākiri-ā-Nuku, the work plan that will guide the implementation of our strategy in the run up to the 200th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti.

Tākiri-ā-Rangi is based on the strong belief of ANZ New Zealand that for Aotearoa New Zealand to succeed, Māori need to be afforded economic equity in this country and that the best way to do that is through being vibrant participants in the economy through businesses, home ownership and financial well-being.

ANZ New Zealand is excited by the opportunity Tākiri-ā-Rangi, ANZ New Zealand’s Te Ao Māori Strategy has to grow our nation and celebrate our uniqueness together in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Kia hanga i te ao, e ora ai, e tupu ai te tangata me te kainga. (To shape a world where people and communities thrive).

Mauri ora


ANZ New Zealand wishes to acknowledge tūpuna rangatira Taa Hemi Henare, Ngāmanu, Tau Henare, Taa Apirana Turupa Ngata, Hone Taiapa and Pene Taiapa. We also humbly acknowledge the iwi of Ngāti Hine, Te Ati Awa, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou the hapū Ngāti Kaharau, Ngāti Hau, Te Uri O Rorokai, Ngāti Kawa, Ngāti Rāhiri, Ngāti Whiti and Ngāti Tāwhirikura and the 28th Māori Battalion whom we have referred to in this document.

We wish to thank the Waitangi National Trust for allowing us to capture images on the Treaty Grounds and in Te Whare Rūnanga, and Taa Mason Durie, Traci Houpapa, Bishop Kito Pikaahu, Mori Rapana, Luke Appleby, David Harrison, Lauren Riley-Strong, and Joe Everitt for their leadership and wisdom.

Finally, we wish to acknowledge all the staff, the members of the Māori and Pacific Affinity Group and leaders at ANZ New Zealand for providing their voices, thoughts and aspirations to help shape Tākiri-ā-Rangi, ANZ New Zealand’s first Te Ao Māori strategy.