Sustainable economic prosperity for our Members, our Communities and Aotearoa New Zealand
Creating opportunities for our Members to prosper and grow
Our Members represent a diverse cross section of Māori Business including forestry, fisheries, agriculture, tourism, energy, property and investments.
FOMA assists Māori Businesses to achieve greater returns, increasing exports and GDP. We help our Members, regions and communities to prosper and grow. Our contribution makes a difference to the wealth of Aotearoa NZ Inc.
FOMA is invested in Maori Economic Transformation through the following pathways seeking to share vision and values in meaningful partnerships, be a thought leader with information and technology to enhance influence and advocate for Members, identify and nurture leaders and future makers, and create intergenerational wealth and wellbeing.
‘Me Uru Kahikatea’ is a whakatauākī (proverb) symbolising strength of unity. It’s what guides us and is our philosophical anchor.
Ko te Kahikatea he rakau tu ki te repo engari, kahore e matotoru te tu kei te repo ke hoki nga pakiaha. No reira, kawhakaritea e Tane me whiriwhiri nga pakiakapakari ana te tu torohika ana. E ai ki, te korero nei “Me Uru Kahikatea”. Tera pea, keite repo tatou e te iwi ma tenei korero tatou e ara ake.
The Kahikatea prefers swampy ground but stability is impaired by this unstable root environment. Therefore Tane ordained that their root systems should intertwine to ensure stability. Thus the saying “Me Uru Kahikatea”. If we are standing on shaky ground, then this proverb is our guide.