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Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa Māori Business

Centre for Asia-Pacific Excellence

Since 2018, The University of Waikato has delivered Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa on behalf of the North Asia (NACAPE), the Southeast Asia (SEACAPE) and the Latin America (LATAMCAPE) Centre’s for Asia Pacific Excellence.

The purpose of Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa is to increase Māori business capability and awareness and improve Māori business engagement in these regions. Each year's programmes are developed to facilitate business engagement for Māori business students.  Each programme has a key focus area which has included; primary industry, Indigenous development, sports, branding, and cultural tourism.

Programme structure

The programmes are delivered in three parts:Orientation, International Visit; and Presentation. Participants are to commit to attending all three parts of the programme.


What the Programme will cover

The Programme will cover all international flights, accommodation, VISA and insurance associated costs.

The Programme inclusions are:

  • Orientation
  • International Visit
  • Presentation

Students are required to cover some meals and all domestic transfers.


Eligibility criteria

Māori business students across Aotearoa are invited to apply.

To be considered you must:

  • Be a full-time business student
  • Be in your final year of your undergraduate degree or higher
  • Be a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be able to meet travel requirements for international travel
  • Be available for all dates associated with the Programme
  • Be able to demonstrate strong leadership potential
  • Be willing to take and share photos/videos of your experience, and be available for follow up interviews in six and 12 months
  • Be committed to contributing to future programmes as a Tuakana (mentor).

How to apply

Specific information, closing dates and application forms for each tour can be found by clicking on the Tours below:

2019 Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa Programmes

NACAPE: North Asia

CLOSED

LATAMCAPE: Latin America

CLOSED

SEACAPE: Southeast Asia

CLOSED

2018 Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa Programmes

NACAPE: North Asia

NOW CLOSED

LATAMCAPE: Latin America

NOW CLOSED

SEACAPE: Southeast Asia

NOW CLOSED

Further information

Any questions about the Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa Programme process, please call Natalie Lulia on 027 551 1847 or email natalie.lulia@waikato.ac.nz.