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 friends and whanau to help the campaigner meet their goal.

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Ahhh rawe! Our first Tā Koha campaigns have launched! You can read about them here and then click through to the PledgeMe website to pledge pūtea to support these Māori entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

No Tā Koha campaigns currently live. Scroll on to learn about past campaigns.

Successful Tā Koha campaigns

Tolaga Bay Inn

Tolaga Bay Inn is one of our last remaining historical hotels on the East Coast of New Zealand.  As Kaitiaki (guardians) it is our responsibility to look after our land, people and environment, including our iconic old Inn.  She has looked after us for over 130 years,  providing shelter, nourishment and social gatherings for our local community and visitors.  It is time we gave back, to help regain her strength and beauty to last another hundred years.


Ngāhere Communities
Te Hā o Manukau is Manukau's very first co-working, events and maker space, designed for entrepreneurs, creators, innovators and makers, led with tikanga Maori (values) and polynesian flair.

Located in the heart of the Manukau CBD, the doors to this courageous new space opened in early September, and it's our job at Ngāhere Communities to cultivate a thriving, connected community that fills this new whare, and breathes life into our city and our people.

Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust

E kore e mutu ngā kupu mihi ki a koutou e te tī, e te tā. Kāhore e ārikarika tēnā hāpi, e tēnā manaakitanga i a mātou i ngā tau, kua taha ake nei. Ka noho, ka roa, ka tutuki i a Rauawaawa te wawata kia kite ā-kanohi tonu, he whare hou mā ngā kaumātua. Nā reira e ōku rangatira kei te mihi, kei te mihi, kei te mihi. 

The project vision is to provide a safer environment for our kaumatua through an upgrade which costs $3.3m. To-date, we’ve raised $1m. Our $100,000 target through PledgeMe will allow us to get Stage 1 underway. It means our kaumatua will be able to witness these initial changes and experience facilities that are far more age-friendly.


We are excited to report that the Tā Koha Launch happened on Thursday 30 August 2018 at Ngāhere Communities' co-working space in Manukau. And it was a huge success! We had over 100 people attend, and 4x as many join online.  

Couldn't make it? You can view the Facebook Live recording of all the speakers (including panel discussions with our first wave of Tā Koha campaigners) below:

Ta Koha Launch, 30 August 2018

Some other handy links and guidance:

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