Tū Pakihi

After receiving positive feedback and increased whānau interest, the Business Development team here at Whai Maia are excited to be able to roll out a second round of our SME support programme – Tū Pakihi.

Key Dates:

Monday 3 September: Applications Open

Wednesday 5 & Friday 7 September: Information Evenings

                                                                Whare Ora, 230 Kupe St, Orākei

Friday 21 September: Closing Date for Applications

Friday 28 September: Successful Applicants Notified



·            The SME programme builds towards our Whānau Wealth Prosperity Strategy 

·        18% of the current $50 billion Māori economy is attributed to SME and whānau owned businesses. This is set to grow to 45% by 2025.

·            Access to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei strategic partners, networks and opportunities.


·            SME's owned/controlled by NWO registered adult members 

·            External reviewers make recommendations on whether business ready or further planning required 



·           Support structures and resource for NWO whānau owned businesses 

·           Business mentoring through partners Crowe Howarth

·           Supportive networks and opportunities


    The Whai Maia - Tū Pakihi SME programme "will not" 


o       Run the business 

o       Be involved in decision making 

o       provide businesses/ideas/contracts 

o      Contribute capital cash


For further information, please contact Jamie Cook on or 021 911 653 

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