30 01, 2018

Te Hekenga III – National Māori Business Networks ​& Māori Enterprises Conference

Te Hekenga III is the third National Hui for Māori Business Networks and Māori SME’s throughout the country.  

The Conference is held every two years and aims to bring together representatives of the Maori Business Networks around Aotearoa to share ideas, issues, successes and “war” stories about the challenges of establishing and growing a Maori business network.

Conference Speakers:

John Barrett – Managing Director and Founder of Kapiti Island Nature Tours

Steve Bird – Owner, Steve Bird Winery and Vineyards Ltd

Scott Campbell – Chief Executive and Director, Campbell Squared Communications

Kevin Clout – Tauranga City Deputy Mayor

Brett Herkt – CEO and Co-founder of boardPro

Kim Hill – Business Strategist, Coach and Consultant

And Many More….

Find out more information here:

27 10, 2017

Business After 5 at Nourish Pod

Nourish Pod is hosting our next Te Hūmeka event!
Come check out and support one our member businesses and see what Nourish Pod is all about!

Thursday 16th November
Vialou Street, Hamilton

14 09, 2017

Tupu-ā-rangiX: The Power of Collaboration

Nau mai, haere mai e hoa mā! Tupu-ā-rangiX is part of a series of mini events extending the energy and momentum of Matariki XPonential.

Tupu-ā-rangi is one of the stars in the Matariki cluster, it is the star that assembles all the children of Tanemahuta. Tupu-ā-rangi’s presence encourages the birds, insects, berries and indeed all living things of the forest to share their own songs and kōrero. We learn from Tupu-ā-rangi the importance of sharing our gifts with others, and appreciating those shared with us.

The Power of Collaboration embodies a sense of appreciation of success and sharing ideas with others. The event aims to profile Māori businesses and innovators located locally with success and aspirations nationally and beyond.

You are invited to attend this evening event where you will:

• Network and connect with other Māori entrepreneurs
• Be inspired by New Zealand innovators and their stories, and the importance of collaboration in the Māori economy
• Load your kete full of free online resources

WHEN: Thursday October 12, 2017
VENUE: Waikato Innovation Park, 9 Melody Lane, Hamilton
TIME: 5.30pm – 8.00pm

TICKET PRICE: $20, please RSVP using this link –

10 08, 2017

Maui Rau Report – from signal to action

Version two of the Maui Rau report has been launched with a focus on leveraging success for iwi, hapu and whānau across the board.

Te Hūmeka aims to celebrate Maui Rau by looking at specific ways we can power up, scale up and further unlock out businesses and the Māori economy.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of implementing the calls to action.

WHEN: Wednesday 30 August 2017
VENUE: Speights Ale House, 30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton
RSVP: By 24 August 2017
OR RING: Kim Hill 021 243 8546

28 05, 2017

Potpourri of Business and Legal updates

Join us for an exciting line up of speakers. Te Hūmeka is proud to bring together another value added evening for our members. This event will showcase important projects that are happening to support Maori development and recognition.

Rachel Mullins
Snapshot of the proposed Māori Land Act

Glenn Tootill
Mobilising Māori Land

Leone Farquhar
Takutai Moana – Update on Progress

Renika Siciliano
Employment Law Update

Tama Potaka
Realising potential for NZ super-Māori Co-Investment


WHEN: Thursday 22 June 2017, 5.30pm onwards
VENUE: McCaw Lewis – 1 London Street, Hamilton


4 07, 2016

Be Uplifted And Inspired By Robett Hollis


Not to be missed! Te Hūmeka invites you…

Continuing in the Matariki spirit of reflecting, connecting and entering a new phase. We’re very excited to announce that at our next evening of networking, entertainment, drinks and nibbles in true Te Hūmeka style.

Our guest speaker will be entrepreneur extraordinaire Robett Hollis!

If you haven’t been lucky enough to hear him yet, don’t miss this event! Robett talks about his amazing story in business with humor and passion – you’ll leave uplifted and inspired.

“I am a Lifestyle Entrepreneur who loves the hustle, loves the grind and most of all – I love to work on great ideas with great people.”


WHEN: Wednesday 27 July 2016
VENUE: Events Room 2, WINTEC, Hamilton
RSVP: By 22 July, 2016
OR RING: Kim Hill 021 243 8546


14 03, 2016

Be Inspired and Motivated by Wayne Mulligan

Capability | Investment | Partnerships | Technology


Four platforms form the basis of Wayne Mulligan’s (Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngati Maniapoto) phenomenal business success. Come and hear him share his stories, insights and inspiration. Whether you are a small business or a large enterprise we guarantee Wayne will leave you inspired, motivated and informed for your own business growth. A must to attend!!!

WHEN: Thursday 7 April 2016
TIME: 5.30pm
VENUE: Speight’s Ale House, 30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton
COST: Complimentary entry



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3 12, 2015

2015 Annual General Meeting


Thursday 3 December 2015

Nitro Cocktail Bar

We will be discussing upcoming events for 2016 and welcoming two new sponsors on board.

Please RSVP by confirming your attendance via the AGM event on our Facebook page or by emailing:

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Te Hūmeka

23 07, 2015

Cultural Debrief: Exploring Entrepreneurship in Aotearoa from a Māori Perspective

Is entrepreneurship really that important for Māori? If so, why? How do we empower Māori enterprises?

Download the presentation slides here: Maori Entreprenuership Presentation

WHEN: Thursday 23 July 2015
TIME: 5.30pm – 8pm
VENUE: Speight’s Ale House, 30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton
COST: $10

b3a88dc3-e9e7-4dab-bbad-aa6ed0ac315dJoe Hanita is an accountant at KPMG. He is also an executive member of Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa (NKMoA), for which his personal vision is to develop a sustainable and relevant organisation that adds value to its members.






2d5e30d7-52dd-4fc7-a7fd-8985d3a7ff2dKim is the owner and director of Stratigi. Her company is dedicated to caring for and enhancing mana, self-determination and cultural integrity, promoting an enterprise culture among Māori and improving the productivity of Māori commercial assets.

Kim is also one of the founding members of Te Hūmeka and one of its current chairs. Kim is passionate about Māori economic success, and in particular about closing the gap between Māori and non-Māori in business relations.

26 03, 2015


Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Healthy Whānau = Business Health
Whose business is it whether I’m fit and healthy or not? Actually, apart from your loved ones, it’s your business’ business.

Inspiration, Ideas & Motivation Value yourself, value your loved ones, value your business: come to the first Te Humeka event of 2015 and start the year the way you’d like to finish it.

Hinga Whiu

Raukura Hauora o Tainui
‘All about whānau’

Ariana & Tama Potaka

‘Explore how your business can benefit and become involved in the TriMāori movement’

Johnny Gillett

Waikato CrossFit Director/Trainer
‘CrossFit a cult or community, the benefits of adding CrossFit to your life’

O’Malley Whānau (Janna, Kenny, Teina)

‘Whānau transformation through hauora’

WHEN: Thursday 26 March 2015
TIME: 5.30pm – 8pm
VENUE: Speight’s Ale House, 30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton
COST: $10

Click here for the full flyer.