The Bay of Plenty has a unique Māori profile with one third of the entire Māori economy in this region. Our demographic profile shows that we have a young and growing population with over 35 Iwi, more than 230 hapū and over 163 marae not to mention our region has the 3rd largest Māori population in the country. Despite these macro drivers, our people still experience major disparities across all social and economic indicators.
Toi Kai Rawa’s strategic focus is to strengthen high value pathways for Māori in this region across education, training and employment.
BOP has the 3rd largest Māori Population in NZ.
of all the young people in the wider BOP region are Māori.
By 2030, Māori will make up 30% of the work force age population and is expected to grow to 50% by 2050.
Iwi, over 230 hapū and 163 Marae in the wider region.