ANZ Group operates in more than 30 markets and has more than 48,000 staff worldwide. We’re focused on improving the financial well-being and sustainability of our customers by:
- Helping people save for, buy and own a sustainable, liveable and affordable home;
- Helping people start, run and grow a business; and
- Helping companies move goods and capital around the region.
ANZ New Zealand is the largest bank in Aotearoa New Zealand, with about 8,000 staff. Nationally, about 16% of the population identifies itself as Māori. Within ANZ New Zealand it’s only 7%.
We believe Tākiri-ā-Rangi will enhance and build on our relationships with tangata whenua, mana whenua, whānau, hapū and iwi across Aotearoa New Zealand.
We know our actions can significantly influence the well-being of our customers, staff, communities and the environment. Being a responsible corporate citizen is one of the best ways we can show our commitment to long-term success for all, and our relationship with indigenous peoples across the globe is key to that social and commercial responsibility.
Traditional Māori values encourage longer-term views, and a sense of intergenerational responsibility, leading to a better future for whānau, hapū, iwi and the wider community.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi is our nation’s founding document, and ANZ New Zealand acknowledges the promise made in 1840.
In 2021, academic and rangitira Sir Mason Durie wrote that Te Tiriti o Waitangi was embedded in the life of our nation. “Simply, Te Tiriti o Waitangi is about future opportunities, a contrast to the view that Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a burden on our nation,” Sir Mason said in Ngā Tini Whetū – Navigating Māori Futures. “The yet-to-be realised promise of Te Tiriti o Waitangi is about the way in which we will prepare for the future and the unique stamp we will place on Aotearoa New Zealand as a distinctive modern economy within the Pacific.”
ANZ New Zealand agrees.
We have grown much since the opening of our first branch in 1840, and learnt many lessons. Tākiri-ā-Rangi sets us on a course to understand and work with all Māori, to grow that distinctive modern economy.