Pakihi Ora – Rotorua Māori Business Network

Pakihi Ora - Rotorua Māori Business Network

Pakihi Ora, the newly formed Māori Business Rōpū, stands as a whare of empowerment, unity, and unwavering support for ngā pakihi Māori. Established in the year 2022, Pakihi Ora emerged with a profound mission: to foster growth, connection and networking among Māori-owned enterprises nestled within the vibrant landscapes of Rotorua and the captivating realm of Waiariki.

At the heart of Pakihi Ora beats the essence of Māori values, knowledge, and cultural practices, which form the tāhūhū of our purpose. We are steadfastly committed to curating spaces that not only embrace, but also uplift the mana of all who enter. Nestled within the whare, Māori business owners find solace in the knowledge that their journeys are intertwined, and their aspirations are fueled by the radiant power of mātauranga.

Pakihi Ora is a sanctuary of connection, where the threads of entrepreneurship intertwine, and the tapestry of collaboration is woven. It serves as a haven for Māori business owners, a sanctuary where the spirit of whanaungatanga flourishes. Here, pakihi can forge deep connections, share wisdom, and embark on transformative ventures hand in hand. Together, we navigate the vast ocean of possibilities, drawing strength from the deep wellsprings of our collective heritage.

As we move forward, Pakihi Ora remains steadfast in its dedication to cultivating an ecosystem that nurtures, uplifts, and amplifies Māori enterprises. We strive to empower entrepreneurs to embrace their cultural identity unapologetically, infusing their businesses with the essence of mātauranga pakihi, mātauranga māori and the brilliance of tikanga Māori. In doing so, we honor the legacy of our ancestors, rejuvenate our communities, and illuminate pathways to prosperity.

With open hearts and minds, Pakihi Ora extends its embrace to all Māori business owners, inviting them to join our vibrant whānau, to embark on a collective journey towards prosperity, and to thrive in the boundless tapestry of opportunities that lie ahead. Together, we will shape a future where Māori entrepreneurship flourishes, igniting a beacon of hope and resilience that will inspire generations to come.

Tautoko | Support

Opportunities to attend workshops designed to support you with business and professional development will be at your finger tips. It is also a way to meet others who are navigating the same space as you.

Hāpai | Advocacy

What you need as a member is important to us. This is why we advocate for the needs of our members within the wider strategic growth groups of regional economic and enterprise development.

Mātauranga | Knowledge

With the many skills and expertise across the network there is a pool of knowledge that can be tapped into. There are opportunities to share information, templates, research and more to support your business.

Hauora | Well-being

Business can be lonely, taking a toll on your hauora. Navigating challenges feels isolating, but it doesn't have to be. With like-minded members and supportive tuakana, you'll never walk alone. Find camaraderie and well-being on this journey.

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