Inspiring Ngāi Tahu in Business
Do you have a new business idea?
If you have a new business idea we can connect you with a business mentor to create a robust business plan and financial forecast. If you would like to be paired with a mentor please email [email protected] or phone 0800 PAKIHI to speak with one of our Puna Pakihi Development Advisors.
Are you already a business owner?
If you have a business and would like the support of a mentor please email [email protected] or phone 0800 PAKIHI to speak with one of our Puna Pakihi Development Advisors.
Has your business been effected by COVID?
If you require the support of a business mentor or require specialist advice to create a business continuity plan, cashflow forecasts, HR advice, strategic planning or marketing please email [email protected] or phone 0800 PAKIHI to speak with one of our Puna Pakihi Development Advisors.
For other COVID-19 related business information visit our COVID-19 Business Support page.
Ngāi Tahu business
It is hard to overstate the economic impact the pandemic is having on businesses. The following is a good source of information on support available to business.
If you would like to support a Ngāi Tahu owned business please consider shopping with a business listed on www.tahu.biz. #supportTahu.
A group of Māori creatives have teamed up to make a special production that’s taking theatre to social media. Writer and director Hōhepa Waitoa had work lined up for his company Mahimahi Productions until the end of the year, but COVID-19 changed it all. Henare Te Aika-Puanaki with this story.
He tipu mīharo te kōaka – e tipu, e rea. We catch up with Brendan McIntosh, co-owner of Plant Based NZ, about the miracle hemp plant and how the hemp business is managing during these tough times.
Ka pū te ruha, ka hao te rakatahi! Kāi Tahu rakatahi have kickstarted a new business to sell kaimoana to whānau, bringing the taste of the Chathams to Aotearoa. Though the current climate looks gloomy, rakatahi have their wits about them, and interestingly things are slowly on the up. Tūwhitia te hopo! Ko Henare Te…
The hard hit tourism industry has received a much needed $400 million cash injection in the 2020 budget. Finance Minister Grant Robertson made the announcement today in what’s being labelled as an unprecedented budget. Henare Te Aika-Puanaki with this story.
Retailers and eateries are harikoa to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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Ngāi Tahu Tourism will put 10 of its businesses into hibernation for the foreseeable future, with over 300 kaimahi losing their jobs as a consequence. Mike Pohio, Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Holdings, spoke exclusively to Tahu News about the devastating effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the iwi businesses and their kaimahi.