Te Puni Kokiri

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Language preference: Māori English

Māori Business Facilitation Service

The Māori Business Facilitation Service of Te Puni Kōkiri has provided advice and guidance to new and existing Māori businesses since 2000.

Here are some stories of successful Māori-owned small-medium sized businesses in which MBFS has assisted.

Events and updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Mr Box co-founder Dion Kerr, with his unique foundation installation product. Photo: Fairfax NZ / The Press

    Hanga i te whare: Laying Solid Foundations for Business Innovation

    • Date: 20 January 2015

    Ōtautahi business Mr Box is transforming how foundations are built. Featuring a patented system which reduces costs, man-hours, and every part is lightweight and 100 percent recyclable.

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  • 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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