Latest News

Business networks join forces


  • Ratings12345

New Zealand’s largest business network and the largest Maori business network will join together today in an effort to bring better value to their members, as well as the Maori and New Zealand economies.

BusinessNZ and the Federation of Maori Authorities will sign an agreement today in Wellington aimed at working together for the benefit of more than 140 Maori businesses with a combined asset base worth around $8billion that are affiliated to the Federation, and the thousands of businesses associated to BusinessNZ.

The Memorandum of Understanding will see both parties work more formally and closely together in the best interests of their collective members.

“BusinessNZ and the Federation have worked co-operatively and collegially with successful results in the recent past. So we have already identified areas where our organisations might work together more closely to extend our respective influence and to add further value to our members,” said Federation chief executive Te Horipo Karaitiana.

BusinessNZ chief executive Phil O’Reilly agrees “New Zealand’s success depends on business success. We need to cast the widest possible net and ensure both Maori and non-Maori businesses are involved in the quest for New Zealand’s success. This joint work is an exciting new chapter for both organisations.”

The signing will take place tonight at 5pm at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.

For further media comment please contact:

Phil O’Reilly
Chief Executive BusinessNZ
Mobile 021 711 866

Te Horipo Karaitiana
Chief Executive, Federation of Maori Authorities
Mobile 021 585 851

Note to media: Media are more than welcome to attend the signing ceremony. The media contact at the event will be Kathryn Asare ph 021 555 744 or kasare@businessnz.org.nz

Latest Tweets

  • DigitalMaori@BBCClick @Microsoft @Xbox @ExtremeTech clicked just as I sent my tweet. fascinating read. I'm buying both in a few weeks. can't wait2 play about 16 hours ago
  • DigitalMaori@BBCClick @Microsoft @Xbox @ExtremeTech just saw on squakbox that PS4 has sold 7m units about 16 hours ago
  • DigitalMaori@MorganGodfery @Waiariki_Cowboy bro all parties have the hat out. Some will get lots, others will still work on heart #mana about 16 hours ago
  • DigitalMaoriAmazing lightning strikes all across #Rotorua night skies. Meanwhile boys still playing Minecraft... about 16 hours ago
  • DigitalMaoriA cornerstone of backbeat Pacific & Celtic rhythms check out @PacificCurls for gig updates, festivals and beautiful Pacific & Celtic sounds. about 21 hours ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @PacificCurls: Kia ora! Noa'ia! Warm Greetings! Just setting up our very first Twitter account! :) Love to all and stay warm, dry and sa… about 23 hours ago
  • DigitalMaori@misstahi @HemiHorne yes please that would be awesome about 4 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@traceyrcooper @n8tvaffairs @publicaddress perhaps we all need to figure out how to better work 2gether? about 4 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@justjenine and now my 9yr son wants to teach me. So cool. about 4 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@traceyrcooper @n8tvaffairs @publicaddress I do. Tv3 got blocked, TvNZ got blocked. We walked out and didn't cover the last day #solidarity about 4 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@chrisclaynz kia ora Chris. Awesome brother. Plz email me potaua@gmail.com. Can't wait to hear more. about 4 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @misstahi: @misstahi: Amazing new exhibition in Wellington central - Johnson Witehira's Land of Tara #maori #taranaki http://t.co/VPmoum… about 4 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @publicaddress: New post: A little journalistic solidarity with Native Affairs and http://t.co/byVKuxp0YB http://t.co/CjQa2g4izc @Digita… about 4 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@RichDecibels @Loomio kia ora Rich. Awesome! Will be in touch soon. Exciting. about 4 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriOccupyNZ interviews Hone Harawira at #Mana #AGM https://t.co/mUH6dQitim about 5 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@AnkyraDAnatolia @VignaMichela @mycrixus that's correct PUKANA!! http://t.co/rDnXCWacYH about 5 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriHOME!! Love that smell of the forest, the sulphur, the rain here in #Rotorua. Many many thanks @gnat for the invite to #kiwifoo. Kia ora! about 5 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@VignaMichela @mycrixus @AnkyraDAnatolia so I just said "powerful pukana cousin Manu!" in te reo #Maori about 5 days ago
  • DigitalMaori@VignaMichela @mycrixus @AnkyraDAnatolia kia ora. Manu/Crixus of the tribe Te Arawa in NZ is pulling a pukana, eyes big, tongue out #Maori about 5 days ago
  • DigitalMaoriRT @N8TVAFFAIRSTV: Coming up on Native Affairs: Tuhoe campaigners yesterday in Whakatane marching against the latest armed police... http:/… about 5 days ago