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Pakihi Ora hosts networking events, workshops and conferences, offering pakihi Māori opportunities to learn from industry experts and peers. Access to knowledge and best practices can empower pakihi māori to make informed decisions and stay competitive in their respective markets.

Being part of a business network creates a sense a hāpori of support for pakihi māori SMEs. They can seek advice, mentorship, and support from experienced entrepreneurs and industry veterans, which can be invaluable in overcoming challenges and making informed decisions.

Through the integration of Mātauranga Māori and Te Reo Māori, our events and workshops empower pakihi māori to thrive not only in the business world but also in preserving and promoting their unique cultural heritage. Pakihi māori gain a holistic understanding and deeper appreciation of our cultural heritage, language, and traditions. This inclusivity enables pakihi to share their experiences, challenges, and successes in a culturally enriched environment.

Moreover, Mātauranga Māori guides the way we approach business practices, encouraging sustainable and ethical methodologies that respect the environment and uphold the principles of kaitiakitanga (guardianship). Embracing these principles enhances the resilience and long-term success of pakihi māori, fostering a sense of pride and cultural identity within their ventures.

Why Join Pakihi Ora?

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.


Digital Boost Workshops

Develop your digital capability with kanohi-ki-te-kanohi workshops to help you grow your business and thrive in today's fast-paced digital world

Te Reo Māori

By incorporating Te Reo Māori into our gatherings, pakihi māori experience a deepened connection to Te Ao Māori fostering a sense of unity and belonging.


Mātauranga Māori is integrated into every aspect of our events and workshops, honoring the principles of tikanga (customs) and kawa (protocols)

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