Our relationship with impact investors and philanthropy began with a Core Four – The Tindall Foundation, Foundation North, Todd Foundation and JR McKenzie – who remain in support of the kaupapa.
The Core Four bravely undertook a new approach to investment, alongside of us. They chose to focus on the value of the relationship rather than just putea and its returns.
Philanthropic and impact investors considering how to better engage with Māori to ensure greater access to capital, now have a new opportunity with Te Pae Roa.
Not only sharing spaces, but sharing networks and building on relationships.
Te Pae Roa was born out of iwi thought leadership and has been bought to life in the past two years by a group of Te Tai Tokerau uri with the support of philanthropic and impact investment partners.
Te Pae Roa began its life as a programme of work within the Amokura Iwi Consortium (seven Te Tai Tokerau iwi – Ngāti Whātua, Ngātiwai,Ngāpuhi, Whaingaroa, Te Rarawa, Ngāi Takoto and Te Aupōuri).
Te Pae Roa is now a stand alone kaupapa built firmly on these foundations and the region’s first Māori economic development research: He Tangata, He Whenua, He Oranga.
We pay tribute to the iwi leadership, foresight and the pathway they paved for us to forge ahead as Te Pae Roa.