Supporting Māori business

There are a range of tools, support and information to help Māori businesses grow their capacity including regional and business-specific networks.

Regional networks

Organisation Region
Federation of Māori Authorities(external link) National
Whāriki(external link) Auckland
Te Hūmeka(external link) Waikato
Tauranga Māori Business Association(external link) Tauranga
Tairāwhiti Māori Business Network (email) Gisborne
Hawke’s Bay Māori Business Network (email) Hawke’s Bay
He Toronga Pakihi ki Taranaki(external link) – Taranaki Māori Business Network Taranaki
Te Manu Atatu Incorporated(external link) Whanganui
Te Awe(external link) Wellington
Te Kupeka Umaka ki Araiteuru (KUMA)(external link) Otago and Southland

Business specific networks

Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa(external link) – National Māori Accountants Network

Ngā Ngauru Hauora o Aotearoa(external link) – National Māori Health Providers Association

Ngā Pou Mana(external link) – Allied health professionals

Te Ao Marama(external link) – the NZ Māori Dental Association

Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa(external link) – Māori Law Society

Te Kāhui Atawhai o Te Motu(external link) – National Collective Iwi Māori Social Services

Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa(external link) – the Māori Medical Practitioners Association

Information resources

Community resource kit(external link) – a guide for setting up and running community organisations.

Effective Governance(external link) – Te Puni Kōkiri provides information to help trustees and directors with their responsibilities and role as guardians and leaders.

Māori land online(external link) – a snapshot of current ownership, trustee, memorial and block information for land that falls within the jurisdiction of the Māori Land Court.

Māori Women’s Development Inc(external link) – to support the economic development of Māori women and whanau.

Marae fire safety(external link) – the Fire Service has Māori iwi liaison teams that provide advice and information regarding the fire safety of maraes.

Poutama Trust(external link) – provides business development services to Māori.

Te Kāhui Māngai(external link) – directory of iwi/hapū groups and national and urban Māori organisations/marae

Generosity NZ(external link) – Generosity NZ is the largest digital search facility for funding information in Aotearoa (formerly Te Ratonga Whakamārama Putēa | Funding information service)

Te Tumu Paeroa(external link) – the new Māori Trustee who work with owners of Māori land to protect and build their assets.

The Icehouse(external link) – supports Māori trusts and iwi organisations looking to navigate business growth with training, coaching and networks.

Last updated: 06 October 2023