May 18, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Maori Business Networks

Maori Business Networks – Local, Regional, National & Global

Maori Businesses have continued to grow year on year, and we have been proud here at to bring together a comprehensive and up-to-date list of the dynamic Maori Business Network.

Over the 2020/2021 Summer Break, our whanau will be reaching out and connecting with every Maori Business Network we are able to find.  We want to bring their details to this page and will be creating new content to add more value to each of our whanau.

Please click back and if you come across this page and want to contribute, please email [email protected] and we really look forward to bringing more whanau online in 21′.

Rotorua | Takiwai Rotorua Māori 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”.

Wellington | Te Awe Wellington Māori 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.

Whāriki Māori Business Network

Meet other like-minded Māori business owners and professionals in Tāmaki Makaurau.

The Whāriki Māori Business Network is about encouraging whakawhanaungatanga among the Māori business community. Get support, network and discover business opportunities with other Māori business owners and professionals from a range of sectors, such as creative, construction, education, finance, food and beverage, IT, medical, research, retail and tourism.

In a network that advocates on behalf of the Māori business community, you can also become part of the collective voice of Māori business interests in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Whāriki is not exclusively for Māori. Non-Māori who are interested in engaging with the Māori business community are also welcome.

Southland/Otago | Te Kupeka Umaka Māori 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.

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.

Hamilton | Te Humeka Waikato Māori Business Network

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.

Tauranga Māori Business Association

The Tauranga Māori Business Association, TMBA, was first established in 2010 with the general objective of forming a network to assist with the development of Māori business and Māori business participation in the Tauranga Moana area.

Māori 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.

4 thoughts on “Maori Business Networks

    1. 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

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      He panui ano tenei
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