New Zealand Embassy Santiago, Chile

Maori Business Delegation concludes successful visit to Peru and Chile

During late October two renowned Maori leaders visited Peru and Chile where they met with a diverse array of political and social actors. During their visit Traci Houpapa – Chairwoman of the Federation of Maori Authorities – and Manuka Henare – Dean of Maori and Pacific Development at the University of Auckland – had the opportunity to meet with government officials from different Ministries and a vast array of representatives of diverse indigenous peoples from Peru. The three day programme was centred on sharing experiences on economic and business initiatives managed by local communities and the implementation of the Peruvian Consultation Law.

Throughout their two day visit to Santiago, they met with government officials, researchers and representatives of Chilean indigenous communities. The centrepiece of their programme was a roundtable at the New Zealand Embassy in which participants shared experiences regarding indigenous development strategies in Chile and New Zealand. Traci Huopapa and Manuka Henare also had time to visit a Mapuche ceremonial centre where they were able to learn about the Mapuche world vision and customs.
 

Of interest

Elections for the United Nations Security Council

Elections for the United Nations Security Council

New Zealand is a candidate for election to the UNSC for the two-year term 2015-16. Read more

United Nations Handbook 2013-14

United Nations Handbook
2013-14

The UN
Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealand General Election 2014

The New Zealand General Election will be held on Saturday 20 September 2014. Read more