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Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa Māori Business Programme

Applications are now open and the closing date is Sunday 13 September, 5pm! Apply HERE

The purpose of Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa is to improve Māori Business capability, awareness and engagement in Latin America. Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa has been redesigned in 2020 to offer an online platform that aims to increase Māori business engagement, capability and awareness internationally, in light of international travel restrictions. You will still experience an opportunity that incorporates educational, business and leaderships knowledge and expertise, within a unique international context, alongside like-minded peers under the shared values of whanaungatanga, manaakitanga and aroha.

The key focus area for this Programme is on Indigenous and Cultural Tourism

The purpose of Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa is to improve Māori business capability, awareness and engagement in Latin America.


Where have we been so far?

2018 - Chile

2019 - Chile

2020 - Brazil

Programme Structure

The Programme is organised into two specific parts and participants are required to attend both components:

  1. Brazil Programme
  2. Group Business Project

Brazil Programme

The Programme will begin by bringing participants together (Auckland) to connect and set everyone up for the online Programme.

Participants will be able to meet each other while undertaking an orientation that will allow you to prepare for connecting meaningfully with the Brazil Programme. The orientation will aim to cover the following aspects that will be built on during the Programme:

  • Background on Brazil and the Latin America region
  • Historic and current political and cultural realities in Brazil
  • Aotearoa business engagement with Brazil
  • Brazilian and Indigenous business trends and the growing market opportunities for Māori
  • Introductory Portuguese language support

Over the remaining weeks participants will have the opportunity to connect with industry experts across Brazil and Aotearoa and gain insights and understanding of doing business in Latin America through a series of complementary weekly online workshops. Each week will build on the previous week and you will complete the Programme having increased your awareness of the Brazilian market, with the connections and relationships built to increase your capability and capacity to engage in Latin America going forward.

Time commitment: Each week you will commit roughly 2-3 hours to the Programme. This includes 1 workshop, 1 rōpū check-in and any assigned work for the week. Note: this may vary slightly each week depending on the content covered (this will increase in the last two weeks).

Group Business Project

On the final day of the Programme, the group will come together (Wellington) and you will present your Group Business Project findings to a panel at the Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa Symposium. There will also be a range of speakers, workshops and THK alumni networking that will take place during the Symposium.

There are a number of awesome prizes that are up for grabs including travel, business tech gear and cash!!

Participants are required to commit to attending both parts of the programme.

Who can apply?

If you are a Māori Tertiary Student preference is given to those who:

  • are Full-time tertiary students studying business or business-related degrees;
  • have experience in business or strong interest in Business;
  • are in the final year of their undergraduate degree or higher;
  • who are able to demonstrate strong leadership potential;
  • are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • are available for an interview (if shortlisted);
  • are available for all dates associated with the Programme;
  • are willing to take and share photos/videos of your experience;
  • are available for follow up interviews/evaluations in 6 and 12 months; and
  • are committed to contributing to future programmes.

If you are a Māori Business preference is given to those who:

  • are founder-operated;
  • have been operating for 18+ months;
  • actively demonstrate kaupapa Māori values;
  • provide benefits to Māori;
  • are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • are a founder (or executive leader) within a registered New Zealand business;
  • are  available for an interview (if shortlisted);
  • are available for all dates associated with the Programme;
  • are willing to take and share photos/videos of your experience;
  • are available for follow up interviews/evaluations in 6 and 12 months; and
  • are willing and able to host up to three university students for a workshop at the businesses expense.

Further information

If you have any questions about the Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa Maori Business Programme, please call Natalie Lulia, Project Leader on 027 551 1847 or email [email protected].

You can also visit the Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa Homepage for information on other CAPE Opportunities.

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