Support to attend Maori Tech course in Ireland

Mayor Meng Foon and councillor Shannon Dowsing have been given the thumbs-up to attend a Maori business research programme course in Ireland next month.

The Mayor and a senior staff member or councillor were invited to attend the 10-day programme called Te Tira Toi Whakangao (T3W) Ireland Mission Maori Tech and Investment Research.

“T3W is a group of global Maori Tech companies and sector investors working together to build a virtually-connected Maori business support system,” Mr Foon said.

“Ireland was chosen for the programme because of its 50-year strategy for consistent economic development and a successful 25-year tech strategy.

“Ireland is an examplar tech destination with the European Union, which is the world’s largest developed market place.”

The Ireland Mission Maori Tech and Investment project builds on the T3W visit in October last year, which led to $50 million in deals under negotiation, said Mr Foon.

Mr Dowsing told the Future Tairawhiti Committee last week there were people with incredible talent here.

“But we do not have the opportunity.”

Councillor Larry Foster said trips like this contributed to the wellbeing of the district.

The committee backed the Mayor’s recommendation to apply to the Eastland Community Trust’s economic investigation and research fund for funding for the trip.

Mayor Meng Foon and councillor Shannon Dowsing have been given the thumbs-up to attend a Maori business research programme course in Ireland next month.

The Mayor and a senior staff member or councillor were invited to attend the 10-day programme called Te Tira Toi Whakangao (T3W) Ireland Mission Maori Tech and Investment Research.

“T3W is a group of global Maori Tech companies and sector investors working together to build a virtually-connected Maori business support system,” Mr Foon said.

“Ireland was chosen for the programme because of its 50-year strategy for consistent economic development and a successful 25-year tech strategy.

“Ireland is an examplar tech destination with the European Union, which is the world’s largest developed market place.”

The Ireland Mission Maori Tech and Investment project builds on the T3W visit in October last year, which led to $50 million in deals under negotiation, said Mr Foon.

Mr Dowsing told the Future Tairawhiti Committee last week there were people with incredible talent here.

“But we do not have the opportunity.”

Councillor Larry Foster said trips like this contributed to the wellbeing of the district.

The committee backed the Mayor’s recommendation to apply to the Eastland Community Trust’s economic investigation and research fund for funding for the trip.

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Junket - 2 months ago
Including the trip to the All Blacks test at Twickenham? Who's well-being?

Junket - 2 months ago
Sorry, silly me. I was wondering what the Mayoral tech trip to Ireland was going to achieve. Then I read the travel plans for the group. They go to two rugby tests. All Blacks v England and a week later against Ireland in Dublin. You go boys, have a good time and we'll soldier on here.

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