TAKIWAI, the Rotorua Maori Business Network, launches to great praise, high expectations

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“We have great potential here in Rotorua and it is by us all coming together to share, to support each other like a whanau, that we can actualise that potential. Koro Toby Curtis

It was an honour to be invited to attend the inaugural launch of a exciting vision, Takiwai, the new Rotorua Maori Business Network on Friday 17th December at the Millennium Hotel in Rotorua. Joined by over 140 guests, we came together in the spirit of Christmas, with the hope that a small dream would be realised and in the knowledge that great things are already happening here in the sulphur city.

Speaking to Takiwai committee members Lara Northcroft and Oscar Nathan, they said Takiwai was an exciting initiative for Rotorua businesses and could lead to the creation of innovative partnerships and the development of pioneering platforms for future growth.

We heard many business owners here in Rotorua ask about a Maori business network said Lara, owner of Velvet Stone Media. There are so many different whanau in business here in Rotorua and Takiwai is a great vehicle for us to network and to learn and support about each others services.

The list of businesses was impressive from horse-breeders to graphic artists, farmers, gardeners, retail shop owners, beer makers, web-designers, senior managers, fashion designers, educational resource providers, even local kids playland owners, Playtopia.

Rotorua is known for its tourism, for the forests and now for geothermal said Koro Toby Curtis. What Takiwai could do is build a strong network, like the Tainui Business Network Te Humeka and continue to support entrepreneurs here in Rotorua.

Local business owner Hemi Bennett, owner of AfterDark Design Media, was impressed by the large turn out and seemed very hopeful about the growth of Takiwai. What we need is a support group who can keep us all up to play with what is happening here in Rotorua and to let us know about some of the opportunities, especially with Rotorua hosting 3 Rugby World Cup 2011 games next year said Hemi.

With Maori business networks like Te Awe in Wellington, Southern Maori Business Network in Te Wai Pounamu, MBPA in Auckland, the Maori Business Network in Australia and the Whakatu Maori Business Network, there is a lot of potential to work together and to further empower whanau.

We have also been approached by non-Maori business people in Rotorua, looking to join a network that is diverse, dynamic and doing good work said Oscar Nathan. What Takiwai can provide is a support network for all Rotorua one that includes tourism yet also reaches to every other area as well. It is a very exciting day for all business in Rotorua.

The website can be found here: http://www.takiwai.co.nz/ and is currently under construction so click back soon >

We look forward to further developments of Takiwai and will be posting updates regularly.

Nga mihi nui ki a tatou te whanau o Takiwai!

Potaua
TangataWhenua.com

TAKIWAI, the Rotorua Maori Business Network, launches to great promise

We have great potential here in Rotorua and it is by us all coming together to share, to support each other like a whanau, that we can actualise that potential.

Koro Toby Curtis

It was an honour to be invited to attend the inaugural launch of a exciting vision, Takiwai, the new Rotorua Maori Business Network on Friday 17th December at the Millennium Hotel in Rotorua. Joined by over 100 guests, we came together in the spirit of Christmas, with the hope that a small dream would be realised and in the knowledge that great things are already happening here in the sulphur city.

Speaking to Takiwai committee members Lara Northcroft and Oscar Nathan, they said Takiwai was an exciting initiative for Rotorua businesses and could lead to the creation of innovative partnerships and the development of pioneering platforms for future growth.

We heard many business owners here in Rotorua ask about a Maori business network said Lara, owner of Velvet Stone Media. There are so many different whanau in business here in Rotorua and Takiwai is a great vehicle for us to network and to learn and support about each others services.

The list of businesses was impressive from horse-breeders to graphic artists, farmers, gardeners, retail shop owners, beer makers, web-designers, senior managers, fashion designers, educational resource providers, even local kids playland owners, Playtopia.

Rotorua is known for its tourism, for the forests and now for geothermal said Koro Toby Curtis. What Takiwai could do is build a strong network, like the Tainui Business Network Te Humeka and continue to support entrepreneurs here in Rotorua.

Local business owner Hemi Bennett was impressed by the large turn out and seemed very hopeful about the growth of Takiwai. What we need is a support group who can keep us all up to play with what is happening here in Rotorua and to let us know about some of the opportunities, especially with Rotorua hosting 3 Rugby World Cup 2011 games said Hemi.

With Maori business networks like Te Awe in Wellington, Southern Maori Business Network in Te Wai Pounamu, MBPA in Auckland, the Maori Business Network in Queensland, there is a lot of potential to work together and to further empower whanau.

We have also been approached by non-Maori business people in Rotorua, looking to join a network that

TAKIWAI, the Rotorua Maori Business Network, launches to great promise

We have great potential here in Rotorua and it is by us all coming together to share, to support each other like a whanau, that we can actualise that potential.

Koro Toby Curtis

It was an honour to be invited to attend the inaugural launch of a exciting vision, Takiwai, the new Rotorua Maori Business Network on Friday 17th December at the Millennium Hotel in Rotorua. Joined by over 100 guests, we came together in the spirit of Christmas, with the hope that a small dream would be realised and in the knowledge that great things are already happening here in the sulphur city.

Speaking to Takiwai committee members Lara Northcroft and Oscar Nathan, they said Takiwai was an exciting initiative for Rotorua businesses and could lead to the creation of innovative partnerships and the development of pioneering platforms for future growth.

We heard many business owners here in Rotorua ask about a Maori business network said Lara, owner of Velvet Stone Media. There are so many different whanau in business here in Rotorua and Takiwai is a great vehicle for us to network and to learn and support about each others services.

The list of businesses was impressive from horse-breeders to graphic artists, farmers, gardeners, retail shop owners, beer makers, web-designers, senior managers, fashion designers, educational resource providers, even local kids playland owners, Playtopia.

Rotorua is known for its tourism, for the forests and now for geothermal said Koro Toby Curtis. What Takiwai could do is build a strong network, like the Tainui Business Network Te Humeka and continue to support entrepreneurs here in Rotorua.

Local business owner Hemi Bennett was impressed by the large turn out and seemed very hopeful about the growth of Takiwai. What we need is a support group who can keep us all up to play with what is happening here in Rotorua and to let us know about some of the opportunities, especially with Rotorua hosting 3 Rugby World Cup 2011 games said Hemi.

With Maori business networks like Te Awe in Wellington, Southern Maori Business Network in Te Wai Pounamu, MBPA in Auckland, the Maori Business Network in Queensland, there is a lot of potential to work together and to further empower whanau.

We have also been approached by non-Maori business people in Rotorua, looking to join a network that is diverse, dynamic and doing good work said Oscar Nathan. What Takiwai can provide is a support network for all Rotorua one that includes tourism yet also reaches to every other area as well. It is a very exciting day for all business in Rotorua.

We look forward to further developments of Takiwai and will be posting updates regularly.

Nga mihi nui ki a tatou te whanau o Takiwai!

Potaua

TangataWhenua.com

is diverse, dynamic and doing good work said Oscar Nathan. What Takiwai can provide is a support network for all Rotorua one that includes tourism yet also reaches to every other area as well. It is a very exciting day for all business in Rotorua.

We look forward to further developments of Takiwai and will be posting updates regularly.

Nga mihi nui ki a tatou te whanau o Takiwai!

Potaua

TangataWhenua.com

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