Takoha campaigners in a marae


Tā Koha helps you identify, follow and support the journey of Māori entrepreneurs who are turning their plans into reality with crowdfunding.

1. Learn about Tā Koha campaigners and find a campaign whose kaupapa you want to support.

2. Visit the PledgeMe platform to become a part of the story by pledging to the campaign.

3. Spread the word to help the campaigner meet their goal.

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We are working behind the scenes to build a platform that allows you to choose to pledge either money or support-in-kind (koha). For the moment, we have our first wave of social entrepreneurs and changemakers coming through Tā Koha who are preparing to launch campaigns seeking monetary support.


Chris Poipoi - Kiwi Kai Steam Puddings
Ngāi Tamunuhiri, Ngāti Whare

Chris’ kaupapa is to try bring Maori kai to the world. He has a particular focus is on steam puddings. Kiwi Kai is in 12 supermarkets and 15 Mad Butcher outlets across Aotearoa. Kiwi Kai is now seeking investors to scale-up to expand throughout New Zealand and Australia.


Adele Hauwai - Seecom
Ngāti-Kahungunu, Tuhoe, Ngāti-Maniapoto

SeeCom is short for ‘See Communication’, visual communication.  We have gone innovative with designing digital sign language resources which is being translated into multiple sign languages to scale worldwide.  See the sign, hear the word, communicate with ease and fun!

Hemi Ratahi - Kīrehu Creative
Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Paoa

Kīrehu Creative’s mission is to ‘let us take you home’. Through leading innovative technology like 360 camera, VR, AR and also drone technology we intend to capture our taonga, our whenua, our sites of significance and with AR and VR present it back to whānau in a creative and interactive way that promotes engagement and reconnection.


Jamie-Lee Raumati - Stay Connected
Te Rarawa,  Ngāi Te Rangi

At Stay Connected we work hard to assist our ladies all around the world in achieving their goals, dreams and life’s aspirations. We aim to be the number 1 platform for all women’s needs in New Zealand by 2019.

Kelly Francis - Whenua Warrior
Ngāti Wharara, Ngāti Korokoro – Ngāpuhi

We have a vision of every New Zealander with an edible organic garden and our mission is to feed the community, teach the community to feed themselves and empower them to feed each other.


Lily Stender - Tolaga Bay Inn
Ngātiporou, Te Aitanga A Hauiti, Ngāti Porou

Our vision is to keep our history alive for future generations and our mission is to preserve our heritage by utilising the Inn as a vehicle for economic, social and cultural development. We are also collaborating with key organisations and companies.

Manawa Udy - Ngahere Communities
Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Manawa

We cultivate physical and virtual communities that enhance creativity and innovation, using collaborative spaces, common values and co-designed programmes.  Our first community – Ngahere Manukau – is launching in August 2018. A coworking and events space led by tikanga Māori, and polynesian flair.


Joe Harawira - Flo Clothing
Ngāti Awa and Ngāi Te Rangi

Flo is short for 'Flourish', and is about levelling the playing field so that all kids can flourish in life. It’s very much about the community – about connecting lovers of lifestyle and activewear through fashion to the very important social problem of child poverty. Flo is more than a brand – it’s about making a statement that this is who you are and what you stand for.

Pam Armstrong - Stay Native
Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi

‘Stay Native’ is an online tourism platform, connecting travellers to authentic indigenous experiences. Our hosts are all tangata whenua, with stories, talents and hidden treasures to share. We enhance wealth creation for Māori by providing them with the opportunities, the support and the tools to facilitate high quality, and unique experiences for their manuhiri.


Rangimahora Reddy & Surinder Dhulip Singh - Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust 
Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato Tainui, Ngaāti Rangiwēwehi

“Hei manaaki nga Kaumātua” or enhancing the quality of life and wellbeing of our Kaumātua/ elders is what we all strive to achieve at Rauawaawa.

Shāree Wilkinson - Moka Premium Eco-Fibre Lashes

We are forging new ground being the first to bring our unique resource of possum fibre into the beauty industry, and the first company to create an eyelash product in Aotearoa.


We will be announcing the official launch of a handful of these campaigns very shortly.

In the meantime, sign up using the form below to receive updates on our first intake of Tā Koha entrepreneurs and changemakers.

Some other handy links and guidance:

  • Learn more about the team behind Ta Koha here.
  • Learn how to pledge on the PledgeMe platform
  • Get a feel for crowdfunding by visiting the (non-Tā Koha) campaigns currently on the PledgeMe platform here.