Māori business is a key part of Dunedin’s economy; Kāi Tahu Holdings is the largest business in the South Island. The Dunedin City Council aims to forge effective relationships with local iwi that will continue to grow. Ōtākou and Puketeraki, as manawhenua, take central roles in articulating and leading the engagement of Kāi Tahu with the council.
Established in 2005, Te Kupeka Umaka Māori Ki Araiteuru (KUMA) is the Māori business network for the Otago/Southland region. KUMA’s members are bound by a desire to support and develop Māori business.
Māori cultural tourism research
In 2009, Enterprise Dunedin and the University of Otago commissioned a scoping study to examine Māori tourism opportunities in the region. The study revealed substantial demand for Māori cultural tourism in and around Dunedin.
How we can support your business
Enterprise Dunedin can help you:
- work with relevant council departments
- connect with support networks.
For further information, contact: