A message from the Chief Executive Officer, Māori Women’s Development Inc Teresa Tepania-Ashton MNZM


Nau mai, Haere mai Whakatau mai ki Te Matahoko o Māori Women’s Development Inc

Māori Women’s Development Inc is pleased to welcome you to the MWDI Marketplace, Te Matahoko.

This free online marketplace was designed by wāhine (women) for wāhine to showcase their businesses to Aotearoa New Zealand, the Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world.

Te Matahoko supports the vision and mission of Māori Women’s Development Inc to encourage the economic development of wāhine and their whānau (family) to ensure that Māori contribute equitably to our nation’s culture, spiritual, economic, social and political achievements.

Māori Women’s Development Inc encourages and supports local and international indigenous to indigenous engagement, trade, growth and development. An area of focus for Māori Women’s Development Inc is to strengthen our wāhine in innovation and digital technologies.

We would like to thank our partners: Manatū Wāhine (Ministry for Women), Shopify and association with APEC under the umbrella of Manatū Wāhine for actively supporting this initiative.

Māori Women’s Development Inc is a unique and indigenous organisation which supports Māori women in business.

For more information about Māori Women’s Development Inc and our business services visit www.mwdi.co.nz or to contact us about our marketplace Te Matahoko please email tematahoko@mwdi.co.nz

‘Hei Manaaki i Te Mana Wahine’

Mauri Ora,
Nā Teresa Tepania-Ashton MNZM


The Dominion Building
Victoria Street
Wellington CBD

PO Box 24066
Manners Street
Wellington, 6142

T: +64 (0) 4 4996504
E: mwdi@mwdi.co.nz