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Last updated: Rāapa, 28 Pipiri, 2023 | Wednesday, 28 June 2023
ACC shares progressive procurement tips for agencies
ACC is breaking down the barriers to government procurement, so the process is more accessible for Māori health providers to tender for ACC’s contracts.
Three wāhine Māori business owners, three stories of success
Inspiring wāhine Māori business owners are paving the way in their respective fields – from roading in Ruatōria, to creative design solutions in Ōtautahi, to a virtual contact centre run from Taranaki.
The wahine business owner fixing up East Coast roads and school lunches
Powerhouse Kat (Hubba) Kaiwai is used to digging in for her community and quickly mobilising her Ruatōria roading business to fix roads on the cyclone-ravaged East Coast.
Christchurch’s wahine Māori-owned design firm
As a wahine Māori creative director and business owner Tania McCoy must be quite rare as it’s estimated just 1% of creative agencies globally have a female owner.
Māori-Pacific traffic management business turns lives around
iTraffic is a proudly 100% Māori and Pacific owned business based in Auckland that has been taking the traffic management industry by storm.
Te Tai Tokerau construction business receives a boost
Justin Roberts (Ngāpuhi) of Te Putahi Projects features in a new video showcasing his success with the Te Puni Kōkiri Progressive Procurement Capability Uplift Programme, through localised support from Te Hiringa Trust in Whangārei.
Māori contact centre startup on mission to help solo Mums
Wairua Pai, the only majority Māori-owned customer contact centre, is a new startup with a goal of giving 100 solo Māori Māmā a job through offering flexibility and home working.
Māori-owned design and marketing business run by wāhine Māori
Wāhine Māori-owned business, Attraction Studios, has pushed through many challenges, including a delay in their capability uplift progress as a result of COVID, but they have seen the light at the end of the tunnel as they begin to work on more government procurement contracts while ensuring Te Tiriti obligations are embedded into the business.
Increasing Māori representation in government procurement
Tupono Pahi, 21 of Ngāti Rereahu, is one of only 30 people who identify as Māori working in government procurement buying goods and services for his agency.
Tāmaki Makaurau businesses demonstrating success through the capability uplift programme
Mahi Tahi Media and Eco Pristine Clean are two the Māori-owned businesses receiving manaaki and mentoring by Warner Cowin at Height Project Management through the Capability Uplift Programme.
Progressive Procurement Height Project Management wins community outcomes awardHeight Project Management have been a crucial component to the progressive procurement uplift programme by supporting over 30 Māori owned businesses in navigating government procurement.
Lifting local capability in Rotorua
Lifting the capability of Māori businesses to realise their aspirations is the goal for Awhi Ropu Consultants. Check out the video to learn more about the Local Intermediary Connect Programme and how it has supported WAWATA CREATIVE and John Anderson Maintenance Ltd.
Building Healthy homes for Northland whānau
Māori business Yakas Construction has won its first government contract with Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities to build six state houses in Kaikohe.
KPMG and Microsoft help to digitally enable the Maori community
Te Puni Kōkiri engaged KPMG and Microsoft to create a tailored business assessment and grant management solution. The solution’s name was decided upon by Te Puni Kōkiri as “Te Tomokanga” – a gateway to transforming, uplifting and creating better outcomes for all.