We tailor bespoke programmes to respond to business needs.

Hatch Youth is where Pasifika aged 16-26 transform innovative ideas into commercial reality. Hatch Youth’s unique learning approach has been developed to respond to the changing world we live in. The programme combines tertiary educational opportunities through Hatch partner Massey University with a bespoke, intensive, wrap-around system, that leverages real world experience to support accelerated commercial growth and new and diverse leadership within our communities and Aotearoa.

Hatch embodies our commitment to developing both individual and business potential, scaling Pacific business ownership and capabilities, and focusing on continued economic development of the Pacific community. The programme runs over three years tracking the journey of our rising stars to provide invaluable insights into their strengths and successes, and most importantly to provide a roadmap for unlocking the potential of our communities through our youth; all while making provision for participants to align their tertiary education with a commercially viable business of their own creation.

Hatch enables a new generation of innovative, connected and commercially savvy young people to realise their leadership and entrepreneurial potential.


The National Pacific Business Trust Awards provide a unique platform to celebrate Pacific business success, focus on growth and sustainability of Pacific enterprises and recognise innovation. They celebrate the growing number of Pacific entrepreneurs and established businesses that contribute positively to the health of the NZ economy. Run by the Pacific Business Trust, the awards have been staged ten times since 1993. The 2018 Awards are being held in Auckland in June 2018.


He Waka Eke Noa is NZ’s first supply chain social procurement model which prioritises greater inclusion of Maori and Pasifika enterprises in local government and corporate procurement/supply chains.

He Waka Eke Noa is being developed by an inclusive and collaborative association of diverse public, private and non-government organisations who are committed to the exponential, sustainable economic development of Maori and Pasifika communities through enterprise. It will directly link Māori and Pasifika businesses with public and private clients, starting with NZ’s largest infrastructure project, the City Rail Link.

Modelled after the Australian leader in indigenous supply diversity, Supply Nation, He Waka Eke Noa is the realisation of the ground breaking work and experimentation undertaken by The Southern Initiative in South Auckland over the last two years.

Over the course of the last year this work snowballed and now includes the Pacific Business Trust, Crowe Horwath and Westpac. More recently the Ministry for Pacific Peoples has come on board and we are keen for other likeminded organisations and groups who share our vision to get involved. He Waka Eke Noa – We’re all in this together.