20 Oct 2016

Push to have more Pasifika and Maori in NZ business

From , 6:00 am on 20 October 2016

The non-profit group TupuToa is unveiling a new scheme to put Maori and Pasifika students in internships with New Zealand companies.

TupuToa, which has a number of corporate sponsors, will pay for the internships of 24 students over this summer but aims to increase this to several hundred by 2021.

The group wants to bring about what it calls a 'fundamental shift in the pattern of Maori and Pasifika success in the corporate world.

Its chief executive David Gray explains the process to Don Wiseman.

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  David Gray says the largest companies in New Zealand's corporate sector are overwhelmingly "pale, male and stale". Photo: 123RF