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Puna Pakihi
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.

Ngāi Tahu Business Stories

Rangatahi Māori focus of new online production

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.

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Hemp business COVID-19 pains

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.

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Tourism get $400 million cash injection in 2020 budget

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.

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Ngāi Tahu Tourism hit hard by
COVID-19

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.

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