Waikato Pacific Business Network

The Waikato Pacific Business Network launched in Hamilton this week, aiming to connect, share and empower Pasifika businesses in the region.

Posted by Tagata Pasifika on Friday, 4 May 2018

WHO WE ARE

The Waikato Pacific Business Network (WBPN) launched on the 1st May 2018 with the vision to build more sustainable and profitable pacific owned businesses; whilst developing pacific professionals in the Waikato region.

Our members consist of all sectors throughout the Waikato region ranging from enterprise, to small-medium sized businesses, to large scale corporations and local government agencies, ITO’s, tertiary institutions and business professionals. We aim to “Connect, Share and Empower” our members by organizing networking events, bi-monthly newsletters and members’ evenings. We provide an environment where knowledge is shared and business connections are made.

With Pacific people making up 30% of the Waikato population and still growing today; the Network provides a platform, service, connections and tools for Pacific businesses and professionals to utilize and prosper.

Other objectives the Waikato Pacific Business Network seek to achieve are:

  • To work collaboratively with all sectors;
  • To advise local government and Iwi on matters pertaining to Pacific economic and social development;
  • To advise the members of the Network on marketplace opportunities domestically and internationally arising from the pursuit of Pacific enterprise and business in the Waikato region and New Zealand;
  • To ensure effective policy advocacy through our membership network

OUR STRATEGY

MEET OUR TEAM

Rachel Afeaki-Taumoepeau

Chairperson
Director & Advisor - FaceNorth Promotions Ltd

Alana Tyrell

Secretary
HR & Projects Manager - Alignz Recruitment

Lui Brame

Treasurer
Managing Director - Nifa Limited

Lale Ieremia

Board Member
Director - PCM Consulting

Meleane Burgess

Board Member
Managing Director - Dynamic Advisory

Aidan Warren

Board Member
Director - McCaw Lewis

Doug Wilson

Board Member
Director - Deloitte