Pakihi | Māori Business Networks

One third of the Māori economy sits within the wider Bay of Plenty and part of that is our growing Māori business sector.

Toi Kai Rawa Trust’s strategic priority in this area is to energise and mobilise the growing Māori Business network in the wider Bay of Plenty.

Our Focus:
  • Identify, connect and enable the Māori Business ecosystem
  • Government Procurement opportunities – Mobilising the Māori business network to take on these opportunities
  • Promote a circular economy – surviving and thriving in a post covid-19/ recession environment
  • Accelerate the connection of Māori Business, Māori collectives, SME/ Mid-market and Iwi, PSGE’s to explore investing in, being suppliers to or developing fit for purpose consortia for opportunities (e.g. in social procurement)

Bay of Plenty Regional Profile


of the entire Māori economy sits in the wider BOP


Growing Māori Business sector


Iwi in this region with many in different stages of Treaty Settlement


Bay of Plenty is a SURGE REGION