The Pacific Business Trust welcomes newly appointed Chairperson Tevita Funaki to lead the Trust’s through an exciting phase of business transformation. Announced by the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Hon. Aupito Su’a William Sio in a statement last week; Mr Funaki brings extensive governance, business and community experience to the role and has served as a […]
Pacific Business Trust held its inaugural Pacific Social Enterprise Summit on Tuesday 18 June 2019 at the Vodafone Event Centre in Manukau. Read Board Member Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira’s remarks on the event.
Calling all the Wellingtonians out there! Validate your business idea with our Business Strategists Richard & David! They want to help YOU with your entrepreneurial journey, so make sure you check it out.
The No Six trio became immersed in Taiwan’s indigenous culture and meeting indigenous people and business owners as part of the North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) programme with a mind to expand.
Having studied Mandarin for five years, HATCH participant Angel Stowers of Kokiti Ltd, winner of the 2018 Panuku Development Pacific Impact Award at the 2018 National Pacific Business Trust Awards, says the opportunity to go to Taiwan as a Kiva business scholar was one she had to go on.
For HATCH participant Karita Siakisini of Sepora Lia (pictured right), whose company focuses on marketing authentic, quality Pasifika inspired jewellery, her month-long experience in Taiwan taught her the importance of valuing where you come from.
Check out a selection of these fun photo booth pics from Pacific Business Trust’s inaugural HATCH cohort celebrations which was combined with our year-end function. We also welcomed the 2019 intake in style at the spectacular Grounds Eatery in Henderson, West Auckland.
The Pacific Business Trust’s inaugural HATCH cohort celebrated the first year of the programme while welcoming the 2019 intake in style at the spectacular Grounds Eatery in Henderson, West Auckland. Combining it with the Trust’s Christmas event, guests dressed for the occasion and gave the incoming recipients a glimpse of the opportunities open to them.
The Treasury’s Pacific Strategy (Le Tofa Mamao ma le Fa’autautaga) recognises that the contribution of all New Zealanders in every facet of the economy and society is necessary for New Zealand to enjoy a robust, sustainable and competitive economy, with strong and independent families and communities.
Today our Business Coordinator Jaemen Busby reflects on the moving of our PBT office branch, from Porirua to the Wellington CBD. To the community of Porirua, thank you for all you have done for PBT as we continue on to this new chapter.
Annabelle Ryan (pictured: right) of Kokiti Ltd says she and her business partners applied to join HATCH because it could take them to the next level and provide the essentials to run a sustainable, ethical company.
Check out our CEO Kim’s thoughts on finding the right words. A revelation of how “cultural proficiency” is immeasurable. Your cultural understandings do not have to be measured by your proficiency in the language, but rather your ability to feel and understand. A natural inheritance.
For this month’s Pacific Women in Business series, our Business Strategist Kaveinga meets up with Manaui Media Limited CEO & Founder Lillian Arp. Check out her story and advice she has for Pacific people wanting to start a business!
Choreographer, dancer, director and Pacific businesswoman Parris Goebel, who accepted our inaugural Pacific Business Trust Legacy Award at the 2018 National Pacific Business Trust Awards on Friday 22 June 2018 at Eden Park, urges upcoming Pacific entrepreneurs to be fearless.
Today our Programme Manager Eseta ponders the worth of perfection and how it’s ok to ask for help. Can perfection be a hinderance? Is it a stressful value we all strive for? Read more and tell us what you think!
Today our Business Strategist David shares his insights on the Pacific Business Trust Awards, the importance of recognizing pacific business success and recognizing all achievements that take you that step further to accomplishing business goals.
Here’s an official gallery of our 2018 National Pacific Business Trust Award Winners. Thank you to our category sponsors Massey University, Panuku Development, Pacific Media Network, Microsoft NZ, Sisters United and ATEED. Congratulations to our winners Jitel Contracting, Kokiti Workshops, Moana Research, The Food Company NZ, Rachel Lewis, Pacific Biofert and Parris Goebel.
Check out a selection of these fun photobooth pics from our 2018 National Pacific Business Trust Awards Photo Booth. The full set of our pics are on our Facebook Page #photobooth #Pacificbusinessawards #selfie #fun
Choreographer, dancer and Pacific business woman Parris Goebel has accepted the inaugural Pacific Business Trust Legacy Award at the 2018 National Pacific Business Trust Awards held on Friday 22 June 2018 at Eden Park, ensuring a benchmark of international significance has been created.
Today Kaveinga follows through on her series of stories about Pacific Women In Business #PWIB. Meet Shaileshni the Founder/Director of Ganesha Consultancy, Business Advisory Services and Chartered Accountant. Hear what she has to say about being a Pacific Woman in the Business World and be inspired by the advice she has to give!
This week’s insights come from our Business Strategist / Hatch – Virtual CEO Tim Swann. He touches on the complex and sophisticated mindset that our Pasifika people hold towards relationships, how these values can co-exist from a mainstream business lens and the importance of the general public understanding this concept.
Looking to start a business in Construction? The Business Star-Up Workshop (in partnership with Skills) is a great chance to enhance and develop enterprise opportunities, paving the way for your business journey.
Pacific tech entrepreneurs, Research & Development scientists, engineers and emerging innovators were among the many who attended the Pacific Business Trust’s Kiwa Nuanua Pacific Tech Summit at Shed 10 on Auckland’s waterfront.
Tech is not just for coders. It is a multi-disciplined sector that is full of promise for so many in our community. It is certainly home for those among us that are self-professed geeks that love to write code and create programmes and apps to solve problems, streamline tasks and entertain, but it also beckons to the DNA of the non-coders that make up the majority of our community.
For the past 15 years Siuai and Serena Fiso have owned and operated Connect Global, a multi award-winning outsource contact centre from their home town of Porirua with branches in the towns of Ruatoria and Waverley. Supreme Winners at the 2016 National Pacific Business Trust Awards, the couple reflect on their business journey which includes more than their share of triumphs and tribulations.
The inaugural Magnitude 7 was held inside of Te Papa Museum. A pre-accelerator programme where aspiring entrepreneurs can learn about experiential design and the future of work in technology, culture, heritage, and business, Magnitude 7 is all about enabling Pacific people to see possibility beyond the realm of reality.
PBT clients were hosted by Xero for an exclusive afternoon of business excellence workshops and networking. Xero opened their doors and shared some of the best minds from within the organisation, as well as upcoming events and opportunities.
Pacific Business Trust is excited to support excellence in Pacific Arts. Attack the Block was a collaboration between FAFSWAG & The Pantograph Punch; supported by PIMPI, Q Theatre, Auckland Council, and of course the Pacific Business Trust.
The wave of technology is coming. How will it impact our communities? What is our answer to this? Hear from our young people, who have been immersed in technology, to hear what they have to say about this.
Is your business idea actually feasible and ready to fly? You don’t want to invest all your money into something that will sink. So, make sure you come and check out our validation workshop on Wednesday 4 April. If you would like to come to this session, make sure you fill out this form.
I greatly appreciate the generous offer and support provided by Pacific Business Trust (PBT) to extend my study at the organisation. The time and flexibility to work on the HR system of the organisation is part of my internship programme, to complete my degree.
#FridayForward is a new series that explores areas you need to know about as an entrepreneur. Today, Business Strategist Richard Taurima talks about why pitching is an important skill to have to advance your business forward.
Is your business idea actually feasible and ready to fly? You don’t want to invest all your money into something that will sink. So, make sure you come and check out our validation workshop on Tuesday 13 March. If you would like to come to this session, make sure you fill out this form.
Musings of a Polynesian in the ‘uncharted’ waters of commerce 1000’s of years ago my ancestors embarked in trade and mercantilism that spanned the largest body of water on the planet. They were curious and inquisitive, sensitive to the currents around them as they set out in their vaka to cross the vast Pacific Ocean.
With an exciting and successful career spanning more than 25 years across New Zealand, Australia and India, when PBT CEO Kim Tuaine met Michael Moynahan she couldn’t help but want him to be involved in the Hatch Youth Programme supporting young Pacific entrepreneurs to realise their business potential.
As a corporate finance manager in London, home to one of the world’s largest financial markets, intensity and stress was all part of the job for Scottish-born Kirsty Campbell and her husband Neil Millar. But a trip to New Zealand for what was meant to be a two-year working holiday changed their lives forever.
Nalini Baruch, winner of the Pacific Woman in Business category at the 2016 National Pacific Business Trust Awards, reflects on the positive effect winning a PBT Award has had not just for LOT EIGHT but for herself as a Pacific woman in business.
Bringing a slow-moving industry into today’s fast-paced service delivery environment without compromising quality content, the Busby family are developing an innovative cataloguing application. Called SimplyFi, the app will streamline the lending and borrowing process between institutions and the global culture and heritage sector, aiding the collection and dissemination of possible hidden stories.
The Hatch Youth Programme officially launched today at Lei Café, Ponsonby. Developed and delivered by the Pacific Business Trust (PBT) in partnership with Massey University, Hatch provides a combination of flexible tertiary education with real-world experience. The programme targets Pacific youth aged 16-26 with entrepreneurial aspirations and starts in early 2018.
We are proud to support Startup Weekend Pasifika 2017, happening November 3 – 5 in Porirua, Wellington. Launch your Pasifika (P.I. / Māori) startup in this weekend-long entrepreneurship journey.Pasifika in Porirua – a Startup Weekend like no other. Quick! Grab your $10 tickets
The Pacific Business Trust provides support for Pacific businesses and Pacific entrepreneurs in New Zealand, with offices in Auckland and Wellington.
The Trust is focused on growing innovation, talent and leadership through bespoke and responsive business programmes and provides business grants to grow Pacific business.
The Pacific Business Trust facilitates ecosystems which ensure scalability and act as champions for our businesses, identifying and negotiating commercial opportunities.