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Maori Business Networks
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.
We will also be brining you a comprehensive list of online Maori Directories soon. Get in touch if you’d like us to feature yours. Kia ora!
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.
Te Awe Wellington Maori Business Network is a non-profit organisation and was established in 1996 and is the oldest Maori Business Network operating in Aoteroa – New Zealand.Â 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.
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.
Te Roopu Pakihi is a group of new and existing Maori business operators and professionals based within the Kapiti and Horowhenua region. The network was established in April 2001 by nine founding members, many of whom remain core members. The group meets regularly throughout the region where members are encouraged to promote their business activities to members and manuhiri alike. Te Roopu Pakihi is an incorporated society.
The Whakatu Maori Business Network was incorporated in 2001, and now has a membership of over 80 businesses. The establishment of the Network has enabled like-minded individuals to come together for a common purpose “ to encourage, support and promote Maori in business in the Nelson Tasman region”.
The Federation of Maori Authorities Inc. (FoMA) is easily New Zealand’s largest Maori business network. FoMA members manage their own resources for the creation of wealth and the betterment of their owners /shareholders. FoMA was established in 1987 and has an Executive of eleven members.
Elected on a three-yearly rotational basis, FoMA members represent the different regions in New Zealand. It draws its 130 members from throughout the country and they collectively administer 800,000 hectares of land approximately on behalf of an estimated 100,000 Maori beneficial owners.
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.
As a result Poutama provides a wide range of services including: Business Advice & Information
NOTE: Kia ora whanau. We are currently accessing Poutama Trust and will let you know more about their services.