Introductory Maori for Business
Many businesses have embraced the challenge of using Te Reo Maori (the Maori language) in their day to day business environment. This course will teach you introductory Te Reo and help you to gain an understanding of protocols and Maori tikanga (culture, custom, ethics) that is suitable for use in business situations.
Join us for the special experience of being on a Marae and have the opportunity to engage with local Upoko.
Learn by doing.
Think beyond the token gesture to the value.
You will learn
• Your personal mihi whakatau to introduce yourself correctly and an understanding of what others are saying
• How to deal with local Maori enterprises and who the local people are
• Resources and where to go to get help
• Applying tikanga Maori in a business setting in appropriate ways.
• The value this will bring to your business
• Understand Ngai Tahu’s significance as the principle Maori iwi (tribe) of our Region.
Presenter: Quentin Hix, Quentin Hix Legal
A member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors since 2002, Quentin’s main governance role is as a director of Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation Limited, an investment company with net assets over $1 billion spanning a variety of businesses such as property development, tourism and transport.
Other key roles include a director of Hunter Downs Irrigation Limited, chairing a central North Island investment company, Ngati Manawa Development Limited and being a director on Westland Holdings Limited, the commercial asset holding arm of the Westland District Council.
Previous governance roles include chairing Trust Aoraki Limited, chairing a local private service company and being a director of Health South Canterbury Limited before becoming a member of its successor, the South Canterbury District Health Board. As the majority owner and a director of Quentin Hix Legal Limited, Quentin takes governance seriously, with the company’s board being chaired by an independent, experienced governor from outside the legal profession. He is a keen advocate for the considerable benefits that can be achieved with independent governors as part of your team.