How it works

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

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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.

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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.

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Clients and buyers can find basic information about the businesses here

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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.