Successful Maori businesses making up this country's "taniwha economy" are joining a trade delegation to China and Hong Kong, to see how Asia's "dragon economies" do business.
Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples will lead a delegation of about 18 businesses this weekend.
Those include Maori land and fisheries trustees, tourism groups, education institute Te Wananga O Aotearoa, food and beverage companies, and traditional Maori performing arts body Te Matatini.
Dr Sharples says the visit will strengthen cultural and economic ties between Maori and Chinese businesses.
They will meet with government and commercial leaders in Beijing, Guizhou, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Jiangmen and Hong Kong.The delegation is supported by Te Puni Kokiri and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's New Zealand Inc strategy for China.
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