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.

Rotorua | Takiwai Rotorua Maori Business Network

Takiwai1Takiwai 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”.

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Wellington | Te Awe Wellington Maori Business Network

TeAweTe 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.

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Southland/Otago | Te Kupeka Umaka Maori ki Araiteuru KUMA

KumaEstablished 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.

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Kapiti | Te Roopu Pakihi


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.

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Hamilton | Te Humeka Waikato Maori Business Network

TeHumekaTe 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.


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Te Au Pakihi (Manawatu)

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.


Te Raranga Maori Business Association (Tauranga)

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.


Maori Business Network (Australia)

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.

  • Mike Minnell

    Kia Ora
    We would like to list our Maori usiness Association with you

    Nga mihi


  • Riikka Lintola

    Tena koutou,
    E mihi ana, e tautoko to tatou mahi. Your link to the Australian Maori Business Network doesn’t work. Try this instead:

    • Clive Te Peeti

      Tena ra koutou.

      Ko Tainui te Waka
      Ko Tararua nga pae-maunga
      Ko Manawatu te awa
      Ko Raukawa ki te tonga te iwi
      Ko Whakatere me Takihiku oku haapu
      Ko Poutu me Kereru oku marae
      Ko Clive Te Peeti ahau

      The reason I an writing is to promote our new company
      We are a job matching website where we match
      jobseekers to employers.
      Its Free to register your business
      Its Free to post as many job ads as you wish on our website
      Its Free to view potential candidates based on
      location, experience and skills.
      Normally it would cost $30 which give you unlimited access
      to candidates contact details.
      Access is limited to 7 days.
      As we are new to Aotearoa this service is currently free.
      He panui ano tenei
      Its also free for whanau, friends or any job seekers to
      register a profile on our website.
      I would like to encourage your business networks, whanau and friends
      to register with, its an easy process to follow.
      Tenei te mihi nui ki a koutou.
      Clive Te Peeti


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