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Mai te timatanga


The Tauranga Māori Business Association, TMBA, was first established in 2010 with the general objective of forming a network to assist with the development of Māori business and Māori business participation in the Tauranga Moana area.  


Vision Statement:

To ensure Māori business are connected to opportunities, sharing knowledge and experience within a Maori environment

TMBA Mission statement:

The organisation aims to provide professional networking opportunities for Māori with a focus on small to medium business owners, and promotes relationships with the local business community.

Our Tohu

The Tohu represents the Maoritanga of our people within Tauranga Moana and the Mana that it holds for them.

It is a Tohu of success.

He aha tā tātou mahi


TMBA offers members and others:
• Networking opportunities for business, education and training purposes
• Opportunities to publicise member businesses
• Potential to expand market and business contacts
• Regular gatherings in a friendly and encouraging environment with business peers
• Member discounts 

In the future it is intended to expand on these activities by making available to members the opportunity to list with TMBA business directory and to offer business related training workshops and seminars.

Ngā Uara


Tautoko - Support
Hononga - Connecting/working collaboratively
Pono - Integrity
Tika - Doing what’s right
Mahi tahi - Working together
Manaakitanga - Caring for others
Rangatiratanga - Leadership