Māori business support

WellingtonNZ supports Māori businesses and Māori in business by connecting you to services and support to learn, grow and thrive

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We want to work with Māori businesses and Māori in business across the entire Wellington region - from Wellington City and Suburbs to Hutt Valley, Wairarapa, Porirua, Kāpiti, through to Ōtaki.  

No matter what stage your business is in, WellingtonNZ can help you find the best support and services available to help your business grow. This includes startups, as well as businesses who are already trading.

Work with our Kaiwhakatupu Pakihi Māori (Māori Business Growth Advisor)

Our Kaiwhakatupu Pakihi Māori (Māori Business Growth Advisor) is dedicated to working with Māori businesses in the Wellington region.

This role connects businesses and business owners to strong local and regional networks, funding opportunities, workshops, and other resources, to ensure that Māori businesses have all the tools they need to succeed.

BGI Hannah Anderson

My role means I get to meet and work with Māori businesses and creatives already doing incredible things and support them on their journey. It means a lot to be able to celebrate Māori in business and help grow the already strong Māori business community

Hannah Anderson, WellingtonNZ Kaiwhakatupu Pakihi Māori

What WellingtonNZ can do for your business

We connect you to the right people for your business needs. Our Kaiwhakatupu Pakihi Māori will sit down with you to understand your business and what help you’re looking for, before recommending services, business networks and mentors which could help you grow. These include:

  • Capability Funding – This is partially funded through WellingtonNZ and covers the cost of experts who will give you the skills and advice you need to expand your business, grow your sales or take on more staff.
  • Covid-19 Funding - Businesses who have been affected by Covid can get up to $5000 in funding to access expert advice on how to manage a business during uncertain times.
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Who we work with

WellingtonNZ is one of the many agencies here to support and grow Māori business in the Wellington region. We work closely with these organisations to make sure you’re getting the guidance and support you need.

Our Māori business support whānau:

You’re looked at as not just being a business, but a Māori in business. It’s a supportive network and you can see it growing here in Wellington.

Read about the support Rawinia received at Girl Native

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Get in touch

Contact our Business Growth team for more information.

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