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New research shows Māori horticulture sector has grown 300% in the last 12 years and is set to continue its trajectory. The research was conducted by economic consultancy Berl and commissioned by Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Primary Industries and Horticulture New Zealand. The report estimates that the gross output of Māori horticulture in New Zealand is $220 million per year; with an estimated 3800 Māori work directly in horticulture, representing around 28% of the workforce in the sector but they occupy only 4% of leadership roles.
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