Pathways to business support

Supporting you and your business to thrive

Pakihi Māori provides services, by Māori, for Māori and with Māori, to support the growth and sustainability of your business. Aiming to help Māori enterprises build their capacity and capability to ensure you are supported to thrive.

Visit Te Puni Kōkiri website (external link)

Thought about being your own rangatira?

Flexi-wage Self-Employment can make some of your dreams and aspirations reality. Get help to start a business plan that is fit for you, your whānau and your future.

Visit Work and Income website (external link)

Supporting Māori business

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

Visit Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Website (external link)

Worried about your business?

You might be worried about your business, facing redundancy or a bit whakama to reach out to for support. Through Redeployment Support, can help you by providing some options around employment and training opportunities for you and your business.

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Supporting Māori agribusinesses

The Māori agribusiness workforce programme – He Ara Mahi Hou supports whenua Māori entities, and the wider food and fibre sector. Helping you to support hapū, iwi and people through the creation of new employment and training opportunities with the primary sector.

Visit Ministry for Primary Industries Website (external link)

Innovation with the Māori primary sector

The Māori Agribusiness Innovation Fund will support the development of innovative practices and products to create improved outcomes and benefits for Māori.

Visit Ministry for Primary Industries Website (external link)

Thinking about starting your own business?

There’s a lot to think about when you’re starting a new business, Kaitakawaenga Māori can provide you with free advice. You can find out what you need to know and understand your responsibilities when starting a business.

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Make your business a supplier

There is a range of tautoko (supports) to help Māori businesses upskill, navigate processes, and be ready to benefit from government procurement opportunities.

Visit Te Puni Kōkiri website (external link)

Need recruitment assistance?

No-fee recruitment services for employers to help you find the right candidate for your business.

Visit Work and Income website (external link)

Looking to hire new staff who need upskilling?

Flexi-wage is one of the ways the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) supports more New Zealanders into work, by helping you hire staff and get them the skills needed to do the job. MSD can pay a wage contribution, as well as provide some funding for training and ongoing support.

Visit Work and Income website (external link)

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