Whakarautia - Pre Start-Up
I'd like to start a business
Te Uma - Business Nurture
I just started a new business
Whānaua - Business Growth
I'd like to grow my business
Te Hūmeka Māori
Business Network (Te Hūmeka) is a non-profit organisation that supports Māori
business. Our network provides a platform for Māori businesses to network on a
local, national and international scale.
Te Hūmeka places
significant importance on tikanga Māori. Tikanga Māori, or Māori values, are a
way of life by which Māori live, and instruments used to interpret the world.
The values are centred around land, water and air, and are essential
ingredients of life that are to be respected and sustained. These values embody
the work we do and influence every action Te Hūmeka takes.
The name “Te
Hūmeka” was gifted to us from Maharaia Paki (Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Whawhakia),
and comes from a whakataukī of King Tāwhiao. His kōrero reflects the
concept of “globalisation” and the importance of utilising the different skill
sets of many, to assist us in achieving our aspirations.
Te Hūmeka’s mission is to support all Māori to realise their economic aspirations, and achieve financial prosperity.