Te Rōpū Pakihi supports the growth and development of Māori enterprise in the Kāpiti Coast and Horowhenua region. The membership believes that it is the influence of kaupapa tuku iho that makes our businesses unique contributors to our communities.
The Network meets regularly to tautoko each other in business and community; we hold functions throughout the year to whakawhanaungatanga amongst ourselves and with others; we celebrate Māori business through our awards programme.
- Kaitiakitanga - Guarding and protecting the mauri/essence of Te Rōpū Pakihi and respecting the mana of all
- Manaakitanga - providing hospitality and support
- Wairuatanga - valuing and respecting each others' spiritual beliefs
- Ūkaipōtanga - nurturing the creation and sustenance of Māori enterprise
- Kotahitanga - collectively uniting to meet a common purpose
- Te Reo - supporting, encouraging and being respectful of the use of te reo rangatira
- Whanaungatanga - creating an environment where all relationships can thrive
- Whakapapa - promoting shared business and being aware of hapū, iwi and whānau connections
- Pukengatanga - providing environments that encourage the sharing and fostering of traditional and contemporary knowledge and skills
- Rangatiratanga - taking a leadership role to facilitate business growth and Maori wellbeing