Social procurement is a key focus area for Te Waka to demonstrate an inclusive and regenerative approach to economic development.
Enterprise and entrepreneurship provides an important pathway for Mana Motuhake (self-determination). Social procurement promotes supplier diversity to achieve employment outcomes and allow Māori businesses to fully participate in the economy. We partner with He Waka Eke Noa, Māori Collectives and Regional Government for improved alignment and delivery of quality outcomes for Māori in Waikato.
Wintec doubles marae graduation ceremonies to meet growing cultural demand
Around 2,500 students qualified to graduate from Wintec and this Friday, the first two of Wintec’s six graduation ceremonies will be held at Te Kōpū Mania o Kirikiriroa Marae on Wintec’s Hamilton City campus.
Thriving Māori business and resilient communities a priority for new director
Helping Māori business thrive and building resilient Waikato communities is a priority for Te Waka’s new director and Iwi representative.
Whanau at the heart of Lunix Homes
People before process is at the heart of a family-owned Te Awamutu residential design and build company, Lunix Homes.
Pop in to "Ono Pop Up Shop"
Tucked down a Hamilton lane is a new shop showcasing Waikato’s best Maaori creative talent.
Educators gather to grow Māori and Pasifika learner success
Led by Wintec Māori Learning Advisor and Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa New Zealand (ATLAANZ) executive member, Tania Oxenham, the conference aimed to further professional development in Māori and Pasifika teaching and learning practises.
Te Waka announces Business Growth Advisory Services for Ōtorohanga
The announcement from Waikato's regional economic development agency comes following the launch of the service in Te Kuiti in April this year.
National Art Award nomination for Ngaruawahia Matariki project
Each year during Matariki, the art centre works with local schools on an art project focusing on one of stars in the Matariki-cluster.
Māori economic development plan refresh to benefit Waikato communities
The refresh of the Waikato region’s Māori economic development action plan Te Whare Ohaoha will provide a clear roadmap towards a prosperous region, according to Te Puni Kōkiri (Waikato-Waiariki) and Waikato’s regional economic development agency Te Waka.