Puna Pakihi is a platform to make your business ideas a reality.

It is designed to support entrepreneurs on their journey towards success.

Maori business has thrived since the days of our tupuna.

They were astute in trade and industry, they were brave, audacious and innovative, just the traits we need to be successful.

Business is in our DNA - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

We will help you harness the spirit of Maui Tikitiki-a-taranga (Entrepreneurialism) and get your idea off the ground.


                 Get Started  - Connect with Mentors

               Get Started - Connect with Mentors

                        Find  the tools to succeed

                      Find the tools to succeed

                       Develop  your Business Model

                     Develop your Business Model


Korero from the wise:

THE PRIMARY ROLE OF TRIBAL ECONOMIES IS TO LEAD A PROGRAMME OF ACTION THAT IS FOCUSED ON BUSINESS AND WHÃNAU INSPIRATION.

WE WILL FOSTER A BUSINESS ECO-SYSTEM THAT CREATES THE RIGHT CONDITIONS FOR WHÃNAU TO BE SELF-MOTIVATED TO INNOVATE AND SEIZE CONTROL OF THEIR DESTINY.

- TOHUNGA Taha