Te Puni Kokiri

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Māori Business Facilitation Service

The Māori Business Facilitation Service of Te Puni Kōkiri can provide you with advice and guidance to new and existing Māori businesses.

The Māori Business Facilitation Service is available to those who:

  • are of Māori descent; and
  • are the company director or business owner; and
  • are living within New Zealand and have or intend to have a New Zealand registered company; and
  • have a business or business idea that seeks commercial gain.

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

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

*If you are only seeking funding or finance please refer to this information on sourcing capital.

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.

Business Mentors

Once the initial assessment is completed you may be referred to a Te Puni Kōkiri Contracted Business Mentor.

The Contracted Business Mentors are contracted from the private sector and are experts in business development. They have proven business experience and have entered into this mentoring relationship to help people like you succeed in business. The Contracted Business Mentor will:

  • Help you to review or strengthen your business plan; or
  • Provide advice about the commitments you face as the owner of a business; or
  • Support the start-up, growth or recovery of your business; and
  • Mentor you through the completion of the agreed interventions.

The Māori Business Facilitation Service will assist you to increase your business capability.

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, and undertake the capability assessment, 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].

Contact Us

Māori Business Facilitation Service
Te Puni Kōkiri
P O Box 3943
Wellington

Tel: 0800 949 997
Fax: 04 819 6295

Events and updates

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    • Date: 16 December 2014
    • Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
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    • Date: 15 December 2014
    • Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

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    • Date: 14 December 2014
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    • Date: 04 December 2014
    • Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
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