Māori Cultural Solutions
Don't know where to start your journey into the Māori world?
No matter where you are on your journey, we can help you navigate the Māori world.
From translations to the Treaty of Waitangi, we’ve got you covered. We can help you craft strategies, build cultural capability and develop implementation plans, so you can to build a more engaged team, develop deeper relationships and deliver greater value.
Who we are and What we do
We understand the power within Māori culture to help create a better future for Aotearoa and the world. We think globally and generationally.
We create a safe environment of trust and collaboration where diverse thoughts and ideas can create effective business outcomes.
We work with you and your team to build cultural strategies and develop plans that are relevant to your business, your people and your customers.
We authentically weave Māori culture and language into the DNA of your organisation, by activating the space between indigenous values and knowledge and business outcomes .
How we can help
We specialise in demystifying Māori culture and provide strategies for businesses, organisations and government agencies that make sense and feel right.
We build enterprise level cultural confidence and competency and we offer a full complement of services to meet your specific needs.
High Performance Executive Coaching
One-on One - Cultural mentoring and coaching
Enterprise Level Cultural Strategies
Enterprise Level Cultural competency Programmes
Online and In-person education support
Māori translation services
Brand and Identity support
Communications and PR Support
Founder of Tika Learning
Within a long corporate career with Air New Zealand, Andrew has worked across many divisions and disciplines, including Government and Industry Affairs, Marketing and Brand, Customer Service, Communications and Tourism.
Andrew knew if he could prove the value of Māori culture to Air New Zealand, he could shine a light on the value of Māori culture for all New Zealand businesses and the world.
The task? To authentically imbue Māori culture into the DNA of Air New Zealand and its 12,000 people to boost the business’ overall reputation and thus its staff retention and profitability.
Created and driven by Andrew, Air New Zealand’s Māori Strategy integrated Māori culture across the entire business from the customer experience to procurement, sustainability to executive leadership. His award-winning work was recognised with the Business and Supreme Award in the Māori Language Awards 2016. Air New Zealand became one of New Zealand’s most engaged businesses in Māori language and culture and, during Andrew’s tenure, it was awarded the ATW Airline of the Year award two years out of three - something no airline had ever achieved, making it the “Best Airline in the World.”
Since then, Andrew has brought his extensive experience with culture and business, to the launch some of New Zealand's most significant businesses on their journey to Te Ao Māori.
tika /‘ti:ka/or (tēkä)
1. v. to be correct, true, upright, right, just, fair, accurate, appropriate, lawful, proper, valid
2. v. to be straight, direct, keep on a direct course
3. mod. correctly, directly, fairly, justly, straight – indicates a direct path
4. n. truth, correctness, directness, justice, fairness, righteousness, right