Te Puni Kōkiri – Māori Business Growth Support 

Te Puni Kōkiri- Māori Business Growth Support 

Te Puni Kōkiri - Māori Business Growth Support aims to help build the skills and knowledge of Māori businesses. Te Puni Kōkiri, together with other business support services, help existing Māori businesses plan their pathways to realise their growth potential.

If eligible, a needs assessment will be completed with each business to determine the appropriate information or business support required.

Kia puāwai ngā hinonga Māori | Supporting Māori Enterprises to Thrive

We provide services, by Māori, for Māori and with Māori, to support the growth and sustainability of your business.

Our aim is to help Māori enterprises build their capacity and capability to ensure they are supported to thrive, in areas such as:

  • Management
  • Finance
  • Strategy
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Risk Assessment
  • Digital Capability

Our kaimahi throughout the motu have regional knowledge and connections with their local Māori business networks that adds to our expertise and informs our advice.

Te Kaitaonga Haere | Progressive procurement

Progressive procurement encourages government agencies to look beyond just price to the wider social, economic, and cultural value of diversifying their suppliers, starting with Māori businesses. Government agencies in Aotearoa New Zealand spend more than $51.5 billion on goods and services every year and Māori businesses are under-represented in that spend.

If you are a 50% Māori-owned registered business or classified by IRD as a Māori authority and interested in government contracts, you could benefit from our programme.  We offer a range of support to help Māori businesses navigate government procurement processes, lift their capability if required and prepare Māori businesses for government procurement opportunities.