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Māori business support

The Dunedin City Council and local iwi work together to build a prosperous future for our city.

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.

Māori Cultural Tourism Research Report 2009

How we can support your business

Enterprise Dunedin can help you:

  • work with relevant council departments
  • connect with support networks.


For further information, contact:

Des Adamson

Des Adamson

Business Relationship Manager

Overseeing a small, dedicated team of professionals managing a wide and diverse range of portfolios for new and established relationships in the Dunedin and Otago business community.