Pakihi Support Services

A list of secondary support services for Pakihi Māori

Amotai works with government, corporate and Iwi organisations to unlock procurement opportunities and enable meaningful connections with Māori and Pasifika businesses.

The purpose of Awarua is to bring Māori businesses together, create an environment of mutual growth, generate economic growth, connect Māori businesses to resources and to grow the Māori economy in our rohe.

The Business Mentors New Zealand service assists over 60,000 SME owners – with this number increasing every day. BMNZ engage with over 4,300 clients every year; and is supported by over 1,800 volunteer mentors and 28 Agents (Economic Development Agencies and Chambers of Commerce) based throughout New Zealand.

Provides tools and expert advice to help businesses succeed. It includes the Funding Explorer tool, to help you explore funding options that may be available to you.

Callaghan partners with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of growth.

Provides guidance and assistance to businesses about starting and running a business and employing and upskilling staff. 

There are three tiers of memberships for businesses with 1-2 people, 3 or more, or larger organisations, and membership starts from the cost of a cup of coffee a month. 

HTK Group specialises in working with Māori and indigenous groups to build better futures. However, this is not exclusive. We work alongside businesses, corporates, hapū/iwi, institutions, not-for-profits, and startups, creating tailor-made, innovative, and dynamic solutions for your business. 

IndigiShare is mātauranga Māori led and mana motuhake driven social enterprise building economic resilience amongst whānau.

Improving the well-being of New Zealanders living in our regions is the goal of Kānoa – Regional Economic Development & Investment Unit (Kānoa – RDU). 

We do this by delivering government funding to nurture each region’s economy so they can grow and develop to reach their full potential. 

Ringa Rautia is a 10-week business development programme specifically for Ngāti Whakaue-owned businesses. In partnership with Toi Ohomai, and with sponsorship from Rotorua NZ, and Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust, Ringa Rautia was designed in response to the needs of our pakihi. It aims to help strengthen and grow Ngāti Whakaue businesses through a wrap-around development programme. The key outcome is the development of a comprehensive business plan. 

The Sorted Kainga Ora financial capability programme targeted at our Whakaue māmā that will help empower them to achieve their financial goals. 

Whether that is to develop better money habits, managing household finances, prepare to buy a home or anything in between, our facilitators (Whakaue māmā – Tatiana and Erena) are here to go on this journey with you. 

MWDI Supports wāhine Māori and their whānau in business. We provide micro-loans, business coaching & financial capability programmes. 

MBIE invest in science through contestable funding rounds. This investment supports programmes which build high-performing science and innovation systems that will transform New Zealand into a more diverse, technologically advanced and smart nation. 

As the ultimate success network for business, the 30 Chambers in New Zealand support over 22,000 members who are active in their business environment both nationally and internationally. 

New Zealand’s Secure Exports Scheme (SES) aims to help exporters do business more efficiently and at lower cost. SES is an internationally recognised programme that certifies New Zealand exporters who meet Customs secure supply chain expectations. 

The NZTE Investment team supports ambitious businesses to raise growth capital, and matches investors with investment opportunities that benefit Aotearoa. 

We look for investors who can bring knowledge and connections to the table, support growth and create jobs in the regions, who can lift wages and spend with local suppliers, and who can support sustainable land use. We measure these aspects of an investment to find out exactly how much it benefits the New Zealand economy. 

New Zealand Māori Tourism is committed to working with the Māori tourism sector to contribute to our economy, to provide compelling visitor experiences, and to build a strong commercial and cultural leadership. 

Pakihi Ora, the newly formed Māori Business Rōpū, stands as a whare of empowerment, unity, and unwavering support for ngā pakihi Māori. Established in the year 2022, Pakihi Ora emerged with a profound mission: to foster growth, connection and networking among Māori-owned enterprises nestled within the vibrant landscapes of Rotorua and the captivating realm of Waiariki. 

Poutama is an independent charitable trust established in 1988 to provide business development services to Māori. Poutama strives to create an environment for successful business ventures and economic growth for Māori. Income generated from its investments enables Poutama to engage in activities and provide services that support and facilitate Māori business development. 

Project Hoake 

Project Hoake is an initiative to support whānau-led businesses on East Cape, led by Te Aroha Kanarahi Trust’s Ani Pahuru-Huriwai and Arlou Brooking. Project Hoake has a vision of “grassroots to global”using a “locals supporting locals” approach. 

Regional Business Network is here for New Zealand’s small-to-medium business owners. Perhaps you’re facing some challenges and would like some help to work through them. Or maybe your business is tracking well, and you’re keen to grow to the next level. 

Creating opportunities for members to connect, grow and thrive in Tauranga Moana. 

Te Awe Wellington Māori Business Network is dedicated to encouraging and promoting business enterprises in the Te Whanganui a Tara / Wellington rohe through highly effective networking hui and manaakitanga. 

Te Hūmeka Māori Business Network was founded in Waikato in 2010 as a non-profit organization whose main function is to support Māori Business and provide platforms for Māori Businesses to network on a local, national and international scale. 

A space for wāhine to learn and grow in business and leadership, as individuals and as a collective. 

A proudly southern Māori Business Network, supporting Māori business growth since 2005. KUMA’s kaupapa is to build connections between whānau to enhance their individual professional and business success through our collective support. 

Te Manu Atatū Māori Business Network strives to support our Members in business growth and development. We empower our Members through networking, education, support, connection and celebration. We also encourage our Members to support each other by using their products and services. Nāu to rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi With your basket and my basket, we will sustain everyone. 

Te Puni Kōkiri – Māori Business Growth Support aims to help build the skills and knowledge of Māori businesses. Te Puni Kōkiri, together with other business support services, help existing Māori businesses plan their pathways to realise their growth potential. 

Te Rōpū Pakihi supports the growth and development of Māori enterprise in the Kāpiti Coast and Horowhenua region. 

The network was established in April 2001 by nine founding businesses many of whom remain core members. The membership believes that it is the influence of kaupapa tuku iho that makes our businesses unique contributors to our communities. 

Tolaga Evergreen Fund’s focus is on supporting Maori and indigenous entrepreneurs, in starting their own service businessesWith the collaboration between Tolaga Bay Innovation and Edmund Hillary Fellow ‘Scott Miller’, we provide seed loans and business wrap around support. 

Whariki is a not-for-profit organisation, designed to support and uplift Māori business owners and professionals, by creating moments of connection and celebration. 

If you’re entering self-employment, Work and Income may be able to help with some of your costs.