Te Waka Whaihua

Te Waka Whaihua navigates pathways alongside Māori to enable greater prosperity for current and future generations.

Ngā hua | Benefits at a glance


Work with people who support the Māori Economy and a sustainable Aotearoa to make a difference for generations to come.


Develop bold ideas and solutions to help achieve your intergenerational goals.


Extensive sector experience including pre and post-settlement groups, pan-tribal, Māori land and other Kaupapa Māori organisations.

E tika ana mā mātou? | Is it right for us?

Te Waka Whaihua is designed to help accelerate Māori success for iwi, hapū and Māori organisations with an annual turnover of more than $1.5 million.

If you're not in this group, we may still be able to tautoko, or help. Talk to an ASB Business Manager about your business needs and where possible our Te Waka Whaihua team will get involved to add value.

Me pēhea mātou e awhi | How can we help

We're dedicated to helping Māori succeed

Ka arotahi mātou kia hono atu ki ngā iwi me ngā rōpū Māori, kia whai otinga mo ngā whakatipuranga katoa kei Aotearoa nei, puta noa i te ao hoki.

We aim to be a partner that delivers intergenerational solutions to iwi and Māori organisations in Aotearoa and globally.

Our team are proven leaders

Our team have a wealth of business experience and are committed to accelerating Māori success.

We're committed to a long-term partnership

We seek to understand your aspirations for your land, assets and business, then we work with you to develop new ideas and bold solutions to achieve your commercial objectives - for this generation and those to come.

Part of the wider community

For us, sustainable success also means building vibrant communities and nurturing talent. That's why we support Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa (National Māori Accountants Network), Te Hono and Kōkiri Business Accelerator.

Our Kaupapa

Paihere - Relationships that bind

The waka hourua has two hulls which represent ASB and Iwi Māori in partnership. Each part of the waka is bound together through the relationships we form. Whakawhanaungatanga is an aspect of Te Ao Māori that defines the way we work. 

Hoetahi - Collaboration

The Hoe are the paddles which the navigators use to propel the waka towards new horizons. In order to achieve real momentum the navigators must row with precise rhythm and unity. Hoetahi represents unity and collaboration in these relationships.

Pouhoe - Trusted Leaders and Advisors

Pouhoe are our trusted advisors, who work with passion and energy to move opportunity forward for Māori. Each of our Pouhoe bring with them expertise and experience to navigate complex waters to an ambitious future.

Kia Eke Panuku - Connected to Opportunity

A pathway that connects us to our origins and source of who we are as Māori and forwards to a future for our tamariki mokopuna. This pathway also enables the next generation to access opportunity easier, by following the path we prepare for them.

Let's kōrero

Get in touch with one of our Te Waka Whaihua team to korero today. 

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