Māori entrepreneurship

The Māori Women’s Development Inc has announced that nominations for the MWDI Māori Women’s Business Awards 2021 are now being accepted.

Be in quick as nominations close on September 5th 2021.  Learn more here

Wellington based entrepreneurs may find the following resources, available through Wellington City Libraries, of value.

Whāriki : the growth of Māori community entrepreneurship / Kawharu, Merata
“Understanding what drives enterprise within an indigenous cultural space is not widely understood in New Zealand. Whāriki reveals how kin-based business ventures created by Māori have promoted social, economic and environmental well-being from the whenua (land) up. Its core is eight case studies – some arising from iwi-driven ideas, some ideas from marae-based whānau. These range from a bee school in Northland, ginseng growing in the King Country, to the rehabilitation of Māori prisoners in Dunedin and a web-engaged response to accessing tribal marae. Always reaching into ancestral ties and lessons to provide guidance and foundation for their ideas, these businesses are wrapped in cultural approaches that engage kin communities in improving the wellbeing of their iwi, hapu and whanau. This book explores the successes, the failures, the learnings and the futures of these opportunities for Māori”–Publisher’s website.” (Catalogue)

Also newly added is

Tikanga : living with the traditions of te ao Māori / Tipene, Francis
“Francis and Kaiora Tipene share how they bring the traditional values of tikanga Māori into day-to-day living and what they learnt about the concepts of te ao Māori growing up … more of their life experiences juggling five sons, three businesses, a television show and a life filled with joy, spirituality and tikanga”–Publisher information.” (Catalogue)

This publication is also available here in e-book format

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