Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pakihi?

Pakihi is a 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 as well as 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. Enquire here, to express your interest in having a workshop near you. 

Does it cost anything?
Pakihi comes with no costs. Your only investment is your commitment and time to attend the three-hour workshop. 

What other help can I get through Pakihi?
Pakihi offers a free one-on-one mentoring session with a business coach. 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 support services in the wider business network and can point you in the right direction with funding.


What do I need to bring to a workshop?

Bring a water bottle, your thinking cap, and a positive entrepreneurial attitude!


Do I need to register?

It is recommended that you register online at least 3 days before the workshop commencing so that we can prepare catering.


Can I bring others who are interested in the workshop with me?

If you know others who may benefit from the workshop and would definitely attend, then get them to register.


I have registered but can no longer attend

Please get in touch with the Pakihi Team to remove your name from the list so that we can offer the space to someone else who would benefit from this workshop.



If you can’t find an answer to your queries, then send us your enquiry.