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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, or
  2. If you have completed the Client Information Form, undertake the capability assessment, or
  3. Contact a Regional Account Manager, in your area, or
  4. Client Information Form [PDF, 172KB]  (print).

Contact Us

Māori Business Facilitation Service
Te Puni Kōkiri
P O Box 3943

Tel: 0800 949 997
Fax: 04 819 6295

Events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • He Hui Whakahononga ki Manawatu

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

    Regional Open Forum – Palmerston North. The Minister for Māori Development, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell is holding regional open forums around the motu to hear your views about regional Māori development.

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    • Open to the public, no booking required
    • Organiser: Te Puni Kōkiri
  • Show me the Honey

    • Date: 06 November 2014

    We visit an innovative workshop organised in Waikato by the Māori Business Facilitation Service of Te Puni Kōkiri.

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    Te Waipounamu: Making a splash

    • Published on: 04 February 2014
    The mid 1980s and Huia Mikara was ‘parent-helping’ when older members of his group observed smaller, much younger, children swimming lengths of the 50 metre pool. Buoyed by this sight they decided they too could swim a length. Each set out with the greatest intention only to find they could barely complete 10 metres without stopping. By halfway they’d all decided they’d had enough. Sitting on the edge of the pool exhausted they watched in awe of the other children swimming length after length.

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    • From Kōkiri 30 Hui-tanguru 2014
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    Heavy Metal

    • Published on: 04 February 2014
    Seaview’s industrial area at the bottom of the Wainuiomata Hill seems a world away from the British Royal Family and Hyde Park. But these worlds met back in 2006 at the unveiling of the iconic New Zealand War Memorial in London.

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    • From Kōkiri 30 Hui-tanguru 2014
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    Distilling Heaven and Earth in Te Kuiti: Maraeroa C’s Ginseng Plantation

    • Published on: 03 February 2014
    According to Chinese lore Ginseng is Heaven’s gift to humanity, embodying the three stars of Tautoru (Orion’s Belt): Happiness, Prosperity and Longevity. The sacred plant grows incredibly slowly so it can absorb and distil the essence of Heaven and Earth.

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    • From Kōkiri 30 Hui-tanguru 2014

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