How it works


Māori and/or Pasifika-owned businesses contact us or are referred by others, to join He Waka Eke Noa.


After completing the initial registration form, we get in touch with the business to confirm they are Māori and/or Pasifika-owned, ensure they meet any other criteria and to get a greater understanding of what they do and their capacity.


After this process, we publish the business’ details creating a single, accessible portal for clients and buyers to connect with Māori and Pasifika-owned businesses. Registration is free for Māori and Pasifika businesses.


Clients and buyers can find basic information about the businesses here


Clients and buyers who join He Waka Eke Noa as a partner have access to full information about, and facilitation to, the businesses, special access to events and one-to-one advice and support on supplier diversity and development.

We check to ensure that the businesses are genuinely Māori and/or Pasifika owned. It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure the organisation’s due diligence requirements are met.