Business Networks around Aotearoa and OZ!
We thought it would be useful to provide links to Maori Business Networks around the world (ae, there is one in Australia – nga mihi whanau!!).
- We have only supplied networks that have contact details/websites. So if you know of any others please let us know.
Takiwai was founded in 2010 and have just recently relaunched. They are an Incorporated Society and have 10 Executive Members and 3 Associate Members on their Board.
Their kaupapa is “To Enable and Empower Maori in Business”, from small to medium enterprises to motivated individuals in employment. They deliver this through an array of valuable networking events and training opportunities. Events include “Support for Maori Business” and “Social Networking for Maori Business and Entrepreneurs”.
Te Awe Wellington Maori Business Network is a non-profit organisation, was established in 1996 and is the oldest Maori Business Network operating in Aotearoa – New Zealand.
Te Awe are registered with the Registrar of Companies as an Incorporated Society is governed by a committee on a voluntary basis. Te Awe’s has over 40 listings with a good mix of government and entrepreneurial contacts.
Established in 2005, Te Kupeka Umaka Maori Ki Araiteuru (KUMA) is the Maori Business Network for the Otago/Southland region The network consists of 3 geographic centres (Dunedin, Invercargill and Queenstown).
The KUMA network is administrated from Dunedin. They have a large listing of Maori businesses with over 50 listed. The Incorporated Society is drawn from the Establishment Group and the Maori business community. Their responsibility is for governance and management of the network and for delivering on the KUMA business plan.
Te Ropu Pakihi is a kaupapa Maori organisation that has not only included the kaupapa tuku iho, adopted from Te Wananga o Raukawa, in its constitutional documents, but seeks to design and implement tikanga that gives expression to them in all activities.
Te Ropu Pakihi was established in April 2001 by nine local Maori business operators. The ropu meets regularly throughout the year for membership luncheons, evening networking Hui and events. In 2007 the ropu was incorporated as a society and achieved charitable status in 2009 and is governed by an executive committee. All activities undertaken by the network are done so with the aim of maximising the expression of kaupapa.
Te Humeka Maori Business network, is a non-profit organization whose main function is to support Maori Businesses servicing the Tainui Waka region, which includes Raukawa, Hauraki, Maniapoto and Waikato rohe.
They are a newly formed organization, and are seeking to promote local business product and services on a local, national and international scale.
The Manawatu Maori Business Network is also known as ‘Te Au Pakihi’ which means ˜pathways for Maori business’. Te Au Pakihi started as an informal network of local Maori business people at various stages of their business life cycle who attended the inaugural business breakfast hui in 2007.
The Network is still in its infancy, and we are always looking to extend the network to include any Maori individual or group with business aspirations or ideas.
Formerly the Tauranga Moana Maori Business Network, which operated informally for over a decade in 2002 established Te Raranga Maori Business Association as incorporated society to support, develop and foster Maori Business and it has done this well, to the point where it is now an integral part of the business landscape.
An online gathering of digital entrepreneurs – wireless connections, website developers, mobile phone carriers and original Maori content providers meet in this new forum.
The Maori Business Network serves the Maori Business Community in Australia by offering resources, online networking, advertising, promotional exchanges, special events and general business support opportunities between businesses. The Directory has 19 listings which includes catering, business solutions and kaiako te reo Maori.