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Our Story

Kōwhai is a social enterprise firm. We provide advice and services to organisations looking to engage effectively with Māori. We support businesses with the cultural knowledge and expertise to improve relationships with Māori. Kōwhai empowers Māori to achieve positive outcomes. Our company is dedicated to empowering people.

Kōwhai was established in 1995 by the Founding Director, Tania Simpson. We are based in the Waikato region with the corporate office in Hamilton and service hubs in the extended Waikato region. We employ over 30 qualified staff who specialise in education, social work, business management, cultural advice and graphic design.

Meet the Team


Our Clients

Auckland City Council
BECA Housing
Department of Internal Affairs
Fulton Hogan
Ministry of Education
Ministry for the Environment
Ministry of Primary Industries
Ministry for Women
New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

New Zealand Qualifications Authority
New Zealand Transport Agency
New Zealand Mint
Oranga Tamariki
PwC New Zealand
Ruapehu Alpine Lifts

Ruapuha Uekaha Hapu Trust
Tainui Waka Alliance
Te Papa
Te Puni Kōkiri

Te Reo Irirangi o Maniapoto
Te Toi Ora PHATe Wānanga o Aotearoa
Tonkin & Taylor
United Nations – UNFCCC
Victoria University
Waikato DHB
Waikato Regional Council
Waikato University

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