Pakihi Support

Our people have an enduring entrepreneurial history and our future is bright! At Waikato-Tainui, we’re here to support you in your business through the coordinated utilisation of our expertise, our resources, and our partnerships so that through business we can thrive.

Teeraa anoo ooku nei hoa kei ngaa toopito o te ao, ko ngaa humeka, ko ngaa kaamura, ko ngaa parakimete, ko ngaa pekarohi.

My friends hail from the four corners of the world, they are the shoemakers, the carpenters, the blacksmiths, and the bakers.

– Kiingi Taawhiao

Support & funding for your pakihi

Join Puna Pakihi

If you are a tribal member who owns a business, please register your business with Puna Pakihi here.

Auahaa Innovation Grant

This fund supports tribal members or Marae with innovation and start-up costs. Here’s a link to the application form.

Business Support Program

If you’re seeking professional advice such as legal or financial advice or support to access qualifications or certifications that support your business, we can help. Contact us on [email protected]

Social Procurement

Our Social Procurement strategy focuses on providing opportunities for our pakihi to work with us and with our partners. Learn more here.

Join Puna Pakihi

If you’re a registered tribal member running a business, consultancy or you have a side-hustle, please let us know.

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Include your tribal registration number. If you do not know this, feel free to give us a call on 0800 TAINUI where the team can assist.

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