Te Puni Kokiri

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Language preference: Māori English

Māori Business Facilitation Service

The Māori Business Facilitation Service provides business information, support, guidance and advice to Māori business owners as well as Māori entrepreneurs starting out.

Our service can help you if:

  • You are the company director or business owner;
  • The majority ownership by individual/s identifies as Māori;
  • You are living within New Zealand and have or intend to have a New Zealand Registered company;
  • You have a business or business idea that seeks commercial gain; and
  • You are investment ready or beyond; (you have a clear strategic direction that delivers financially viable outcomes);


The Māori Business Facilitation Service does not provide funding but we can help with:

  • Facilitation;
  • Brokerage;
  • Coaching;
  • Problem-Solving;
  • Networking;
  • Workshops;
  • Mentoring; and
  • Accessing resources and referrals to other business services

If you are only seeking funding or finance please refer to business.govt.nz.

Identifying your needs

If you are interested in our service we will allocate an Account Manager to assess your needs. The Account Manager will:

  • Discuss the nature and viability of your business or business proposition;
  • Identify if and how we can help you;
  • Identify your capabilities as a business operator;
  • Identify any other critical issues and business needs;

If you are a new/start-up business you must:

  1. Have developed the first draft of your business plan; and
  2. Attend an Inland Revenue Introduction to Business workshop.

Relevant Information

To ensure we address your queries about the Service in a timely manner we have a few options:

  1. Complete the Client Information Form online, or
  2. Contact a Regional Account Manager, in your area, or
  3. Print and complete a hard copy of the Client Information Form [PDF, 172KB] and return to us.

Contact Us

Māori Business Facilitation Service
Te Puni Kōkiri
P O Box 3943

Tel: 0800 949 997
Fax: 04 819 6295

Or contact a Regional Account Manager, in your area.

Events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

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    • Date: 19 June 2016
    • Time: 1400 – 1600

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Kooti Whenua Māori
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    • Date: 27 May 2016
    • Time: 1800 – 2300

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Te Hiringa Trust
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    • Date: 27 May 2016
    • Time: 12.15pm – 7:00pm

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    • Registration required
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    • Date: 24 March 2016
    • Time: 1400 – 1500

    These hui are open for anyone in the community with an interest in Māori development. Nau mai, haere mai.

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    • Registration required
    • Organiser: Te Puni Kōkiri

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