Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pakihi?

Pakihi is a new series of free workshops and mentoring designed to help Māori businesses move forward, flourish and succeed. Pakihi will provide participants with new skills, a growth plan, mentoring and connections with other business support organisations and networking with other Māori businesses.

What workshop is right for me?
Whakarautia – For individuals who have a business idea and want to turn it into a start-up.

Te Uma – For recently started businesses, operating between one and 18 months where the workshops are focused on improving profitability, marketing and networking.

Whānaua – For businesses who have been operating for more than 2 years that are looking to increase: employee numbers, product or service offerings or expanding to more locations.

Are there more workshop dates and locations coming soon?
Yes, there are! Pakihi aims to deliver 200 workshops nationwide by the end of November 2019. The website currently shows workshop dates from July to end of September 2018. We plan on updating with more workshop dates for October to December 2018 soon! Enquire here, to express your interest in having a workshop near you. 

Does it cost anything?
No, Pakihi is completely free. Your only investment is your commitment and time to attend the three-hour workshops. 

What other help can I get through Pakihi?
Pakihi offers a free 1 hour one-on-one mentoring session with your facilitator. This is invaluable, tailored advice for your specific business from people who have succeeded in business themselves.Pakihi will connect you and your business to the wider business network. 

Pakihi will connect you and your business to support services in the wider business network and can point you in the right direction with funding.


If you can’t find an answer to your queries from the above frequently asked questions, then send us your enquiry.