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Warm Pacific Greetings to you *|FNAME|*,
In our newsletter today, we would like to share some exciting news with you!  The Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) has released a Request for a Proposal (RFP) for the expansion of its Pacific Business Village.  MPP established the Pacific Business Village to as a place for Pacific Business Networks and Pacific Service Providers to promote and enhance the economic development of Pacific businesses and social enterprises.
MPP is seeking proposals from Pacific Service Providers to join the Pacific Business Village, ultimately, to support Pacific businesses to develop practical business acumen to ensure self- sustainability and longevity.  If you are interested in delivering business capability and support services to assist Pacific businesses, please read on!
Our newsletter also contains the following news articles on:

  • It Takes a Village – a display of hand painted/crafted Māori and Polynesian cultural resources, which is visiting Porirua.
  • Scholarships for E-Commerce learning opportunities.

Pacific Business Village - RFP

The Pacific Business Village was established by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples to provide an economic development model for Pacific businesses and social enterprises.  The Village is composed of Network Providers and Service Providers.
Network Providers “coordinate, identify, and build relationships with Service Providers to support Pacific businesses.” The Wellington Pasifika Business Network is a Network Provider.
Service Providers “build capability and capacity of Pacific businesses”.
MPP is seeking proposals from Pacific Service Providers to join the Pacific Business Village.  As a Service Provider in the Pacific Business Village, through Network Providers, you will provide advice to other Pacific businesses to:
  • Create opportunities for sustained growth to increase economic prosperity.
  • Establish and improve pathways for increasing productivity and Pacific peoples’ participation in the labour market.
  • Enable more successful and sustainable Pacific entrepreneurs and Pacific-owned businesses.
  • Strengthen relationships with the Pacific business sector and social enterprise to increase the range of services and products available.

Apply Now!

Please see the timeline below.
  1. RFP Released – 23 November 2022
  2. Provider Talanoa - Tues, 6 Dec 2022
  3. Deadline for questions – Mon, 16 Jan 2022
  4. Deadline for proposals – Weds, 1 Feb 2023, 5:00pm
For more information, head to the
GETS Website

Assistance from the Wellington Pasifika Business Network

As one of the Network Providers in the Pacific Business Village, we are keen to see your application succeed.  I am available to support any of our members who wish to submit an application. So, please do reach out if you would like some assistance from me.

Not a member?

Apply Now

E-Commerce learning opportunities

Ka Hao and Pacific Trade Invest NZ are offering an amazing E-Commerce learning opportunity.
Scholarships worth $30,570 are available for an 12-week course, where participants can learn from the Ka Hao business training organisation.
There are still places and scholarships available in the course. Registrations close on 12 December 2022.
The Ka Hao E-Commerce programme will involve workshops, peer learning through a systems-based approach to website build, maintenance, marketing, driving traffic, managing customer base, reaching new markets, managing online sales, and much more.
To Apply Please Visit

It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village will be touring the North Island with their hand painted/crafted Māori and Polynesian cultural resources. They will be in Porirua on:
  • Friday 13 & Saturday 14 January 2023
At the City Hub 7 Selby Place, Porirua CBD (next door to F45 in the City Centre)
There will be a few prizes for those who visit and enter into their draws.
Here is a link to one of their videos on YouTube
PS The owners are originally from Porirua, although they are now based in Auckland.


Please feel free to call or email me to discuss your business needs at any time.

Fa’afetai tele lava / Ngā mihi nui.

Frieda Crawford – Executive Officer
Wellington Pasifika Business Network
P 04 460 1878 | M 021 870 206

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