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Daniel Hita

Palmerston North (Manawatu Region)

Daniel Hita (Ngā Puhi) has extensive experience owning and operating businesses, providing business coaching and mentoring, and working for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, business, investment, Māori development, community, and whānau.

Teaching Experience

Daniel has been working with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to facilitate the Certificate in Money Management (NZQA Level 3) and the Certificate in Small Business Management (NZQA Level 3) in Palmerston North for 10 years.


Daniel holds a Bachler of Business Studies (Management and Enterprise Development) from Massey University. He also has a National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, and is currently working on a Certificate in Adult Teaching at the Southern Institute of Technology.

Business Experience

Daniel has owned and operated various businesses and investment ventures in Palmerston North for more than ten years. He is the director or owner of a portfolio of business and investment companies, including Hitaz Cutting Bars Limited, Hitaz Holdings Limited, Hitaz Consultants Limited, and Hitaz Properties Limited. As well as professional roles within the education and business sectors, Daniel has experience in the information and technology sectors.

Local Networks

Daniel has been a board member for several community sporting organisations. He has developed a solid reputation and networks with Māori, youth, and the local community, as well as the local business sector.