He Whare Kōhanga – Digital Accelerator Programme

“Nòu te rourou, Nàku te rourou – Ka ora ai tàtou”

Te Hiringa Hononga will run across two regions over a 12 week period and will include introductory workshops (Ngā Kākano), a Train the Trainer programme (Awhi Mai – Awhi Atu), and a digital accelerator programme (He Whare Kōhanga) for ventures/enterprises already operating within the community.

He aha tēnei? What is it?

He Whare Kōhanga is an intensive and tailored five-week in-person and online support programme for ventures with growth potential. Applicant ventures will need to be assessed by TPK, Àkina and MWDI to see if they meet the criteria listed below and then will be accepted onto the programme.

What will it include?

Who’s He Whare Kōhanga For?



Since He Whare Kōhanga is a pilot programme we are opening invitations to 20 ventures but we will select 10 (5 per region) with the following criteria if we have the opportunity to scale up: Ventures should be a Māori social enterprise with a focus on social/ environmental/community outcomes and benefits,  be marae/community based,  currently be operating (could be as a group, entity or kaupapa), and is open to learn and share with their whānau, hapū, community.

How to Participate in He Whare Kōhanga

To attend He Whare Kōhanga all participants will be required to participate in our evaluation programme and ideally share your knowledge and skills amongst your own whānau, hapū, iwi, community. Click on the button below if you’d like to register your interest.


If you’ve still got questions or would like to speak to someone about He Whare Kōhanga, feel free to get in touch with the team at tehiringahononga@akina.org.nz