Whāriki Te Tai Tokerau

Embracing the Future of Māori Business

Welcome to Whāriki Te Tai Tokerau - a dynamic and forward-thinking community committed to shaping the future of Māori business.

We believe in fostering an environment that not only promotes growth and prosperity for Māori businesses but also strengthens the economic wellbeing of our entire region.  Our focus is on providing resources, support and networking opportunities for Māori business owners, professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs. From workshops and mentoring to networking events and strategic partnerships, we strive to equip our members with the tools they need to thrive in today’s competitive business landscape.

Join us in our journey to emplower the Māori business community and create a sustainable, vibrant economy for Te Tai Tokerau.

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Events, news, and story highlights from Te Tai Tokerau.

Soil and Sand Win Māori Enterprise Award

The journey of Soil and Sand is an inspiring tale of humble beginnings, steadfast dedication, and innovative creativity. Founders Stephen and Charlee Taua have masterfully woven ancient stories into vibrant and trendy clothing designs, capturing the attention of the younger generation.

Welcoming You to Our Digital Whare: The Launch of Whāriki Te Tai Tokerau’s New Website

In collaboration with Callaghan Innovation, we've created an engaging, informative, and user-friendly digital whare to facilitate connection, the sharing knowledge, and amplifying the voices of Māori businesses in Northland. 

Empowering Māori Businesses: A Look Back at Te Kōtiri Pakihi Hīkoi

Earlier this year, Whāriki Te Tai Tokerau set out on an exciting journey: Te Kōtiri Pakihi hīkoi. Today, we're thrilled to share the success of our workshop series, aimed at empowering and supporting Māori businesses across Northland.