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Māori and Pacific in Business 2021

An evening event to hear from some inspiring Māori and Pacific local businesses. There will also be a chance to network over delicious kai from Pacific Soul Food.

Kia ora, Kia orana, Noa’ia, Talofa lava, Mauri, Mālō e lelei, Tālofa, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō ni and warm Pacific greetings.

In partnership with the Porirua Pasifika Business Hub, we heard inspirational stories from the Māori and Pacific business community. It was an inspiring evening with both Māori and Pacific local business owners telling their story.

Get a taste of the event from the video and photos below.


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Naomi Brooking - One Agency

Co-owner of One Agency Select Realty, her reputation is fundamental and as such, word of mouth has always been her main source of business to date. She has combined her own natural flair and ability in marketing with a culture of hard work and diligence.

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Siobhan Samuels - Runway Studio

Owner of Runway Studio, a beauty salon located in Porirua.

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Pauline Faumuina - Pacific Soul Food

A family run business that is located in the heart of Porirua, providing the best of the Pacific to your plate. Sisters Pauline Faumuina & Sitoelau Lafaele started Pacific Soul Food together in 2017, to fill a gap in the market for traditional Pasifika catering in the region.

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Rawinia Rimene - Girl Native

Girl Native encourages indigenous girls around the world to embrace her true beauty, uniqueness and authenticity with confidence. A skincare retreat that reinforces the importance of self care and self love healing through reiki infused products

Our wrap up video of the Porirua Business Month is out now!
A huge thanks to everyone who made this event such a success. Watch the vid to relive the fun and share with everyone who missed out!