Māori will likely make up the worst unemployment figures in the forthcoming economic recession. Things can't go back to the way they were.
Every few years, as the Māori economy grows, someone floats the idea of an iwi-owned financial institution. The list of pros and cons is long, writes business advisor and Treaty commentator Joshua Hitchcock.
It has been 25 years since the commencement of the Wai 262 claim, and seven years since the Waitangi Tribunal's Ko Aotearoa Tēnei report. So why are we still waiting for the New Zealand government to respond?
Business consultant and Treaty commentator Joshua Hitchcock looks at the terms of reference for the new Tax Working Group and asks – how can the tax system create a more equitable outcome for Māori?
For many Waitangi Day is an opportunity to talk about tino rangatiratanga – Māori sovereignty and self-determination. But does sovereignty mean the same thing to all of us?
On Sunday, Stuff revealed that two iwi received Treaty payment top-ups totaling $370 million thanks to ‘relativity clauses’ in their original settlements, and implied the payments were furtive and excessive. Here’s why they’re not.
Joshua Hitchcock looks ahead to 2018 and hopes that the thriving Māori economy doesn't overshadow other important areas of development.
It has been a landmark week for two prominent Māori lawyers – cause for much celebration among the Māori legal profession this Christmas.
Deloitte have released their list of the Top 10 Māori organisations for 2017. Joshua Hitchcock looks at the year’s big hitters.
As Treaty commentator Joshua Hitchcock prepares to return home from London, he is optimistic for the new Labour government, but argues that reflecting on past mistakes will help them regain Māori trust.