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The future of Māori
Innovation

LEE TIMUTIMU | FOUNDER, ARATAKI CULTURAL TRAILS

Nāu te rourou, Nāku te rourou ka ora ai te iwi

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Callaghan Innovation have teamed up with influential sector leaders to create and roll out Kōkiri. It’s a first of its kind – a business accelerator dedicated to speeding up the development of early stage Māori-led businesses. Whether you’re driving social change in your hapū or building the next global tech start-up Kōkiri is here to support your growth.

A unique approach to business acceleration

Kōkiri is a values-based 4-month startup accelerator that supports 10 early stage Māori-led companies on a journey for business growth. Developed for Māori, by Māori, Kōkiri is built upon a foundation of Kia angitu te tauira (founder success), and designed to strengthen founders which in turn strengthens their business.

Ngā Uara | Our Values

01. TE AROHA

Having regard for one another and those for whom we are responsible and to whom we are accountable.

02. TE WHAKAPONO

The basis of our beliefs and the confidence that what we are doing is right.

03. NGĀ TURE

The knowledge that our actions are morally and ethically right and that we are acting in an honourable manner.

04. KOTAHITANGA

Unity amongst iwi and other ethnicities; standing as one.

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ka ora ai te iwi

WITH YOUR FOOD BASKET AND MY FOOD BASKET THE PEOPLE WILL THRIVE | MAORI PROVERB

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