Pakihi Support


Our people have an enduring entrepreneurial history and its future is forever 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.

The Pathway to Business Success

We have setup a pathway to follow that builds your capability while you’re building your business.

Have a business idea but not sure about next steps?

Book a FREE Business Assessment Hui HERE OR jump right in to Te Maapura a nine week course (two hours per week) that guides you through all the steps required to get your business up and running.

Business Mentoring

Or maybe you’ve got a business plan and you just need some guidance as you go through setting up your business. Email us if you’d like to work with a business mentor.

Are you looking for funding?

Once you’ve got your business plan, you’ve done all your market validation and you’re sure your business is going to be viable, it’s time to find funding! It’s not always an easy task but there are options.

Check out our Grants Page and consider if there’s a Grant that aligns with your business needs. Please note that with any of our Grants, we can’t fund the purchase of assets (vehicles, buildings, equipment etc) but we may be able to help you with things like marketing, software or expert advice – get in touch with us at [email protected] to see how we can help you.

Puna Pakihi

Do you own a business that is already trading? Join our tribal business directory!

Puna Pakihi is our exclusive directory for tribal member owned businesses.

Grow Your Business

If you’re already trading and you want some advice around growing your business, book a free appointment with a Growth Business Advisor at Te Waka by clicking here. Be sure to ask your advisor about the capability fund for use towards the cost of any specific business advice you require (ie. Legal or financial expertise).

General Business Support

If there’s specific support you’re after and it isn’t listed here, please send us an email at [email protected].