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Welcome to Poutama Trust

Poutama is an independent charitable trust established in 1988 to provide business development services to Māori. Poutama strives to create an environment for successful business ventures and economic growth for Māori. Income generated from its investments enables Poutama to engage in activities and provide services that support and facilitate Māori business development.

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Māori Businesses

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Investment assistance for investigation, growth and training


Pūtea Kimihia – Business Investigation

Business Investigation Investment enables businesses to investigate innovative ideas to help strengthen and grow.

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Pūtea Whakaako – Business Training Investment

Business Training Investment enables Maori business people to gain relevant skills or management support.

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Pūtea Tipuranga – Business Growth Investment

Business Growth Investment enables businesses to purchase products and/or services that will help their business grow.

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Investment assistance for investigation, growth and training

Conditions and Criteria

To apply for Poutama investment you must meet the following conditions and tick the check box next to each.

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Keep updated with the latest news and events related to Māori business

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View the February 2018 – E-Newsletter

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Our Services

Skilled professional business advisers who deliver advice and information on business development opportunities.

Service Delivery

Our Business Advisers cover specific geographical areas of Aotearoa.
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