We provide development training and mentoring programmes for Māori women and their whānau to empower, enable and assist them towards economic and financial independence.


HineBoss is a 3 day programme and looks at the holistic ways to cover all the fundamentals of starting a business which helps you to find your own answers and unleash your business potential. HineBoss can help individuals get more clarity around their business idea, articulate their vision, mission and values, understand business structures, make sense of their finances, look into ways of marketing a business, identifying who is required for your business to flourish and ensure individuals are balancing not only the businesses wellbeing but also themselves.

This 3 day interactive business programme has been designed to support small to medium sized business owners. The programme will give you practical tips and tricks to keep your business on track and guidelines to track your business.

The programme will support you, the business owner, both with home and work and will support you to create strategies to grow your business. The programme covers all aspects of running a successful business, managing money and staff.

Your convenient A5 sized work book is your personal business diary, which you can take anywhere. Consisting of 12 modules is uncomplicated with simple check lists and tasks including a business health check managing the 3Ps – place, people and profits.

The HineBoss™ programme value added services include a pre-programme interview to assess necessary support and resources you need; 3 day intensive training and workshops, evening home work requirements and a post-programme follow up assessment and support.

A few of the intended outcomes include:

Business Structure

Gain competency and understanding of business structures; be able to choose the most appropriate business structure for her business; gain an understanding of the IR tools available.

Building my Business

(Re) ignited passion for business; developed a mission, vision, values and goals that inspire action.

My Fabulous Finance

Gained an understanding of emotional attachment to money and its effects on running a business; analysed the financial requirements of running a business; created a spreadsheet that gives an understanding of the business income and expenditure for the last 12 months..

My Business Team

Gained a sense of the value of team members; identified who is missing from the team; created a plan of how to complete the team; identified barriers to success.

Customer Service Target Market

Gained an understanding of the target market demographics; developed strategies to build the customer base; gained an understanding of good customer service strategies.

Marketing Magic

Developed a creative brief; demonstrated an ability to build a brand; identified which type of marketing works best for the business; created a marketing strategy; identified benefits of the business to the customers; identified the point of difference; analysed competitors.


Created a detailed account of income and expenses for the business; completed a cash flow statement for the business.

Work Life Balance

Recognised the important facets of life and work; developed a strategy to support success at home and in business.


Created a business pitch; developed presentation skills; developed skillsto analyse presentations; seen the business through others’ eyes.

My Year in Review

A clear understanding of the last 12 months of the business; evaluated what worked and didn’t work in the business; identified what was missing from her business; investigated an overview of last year’s finances; gained an understanding of the starting point from which the business will grow.

To complement our programmes supporting wāhine entrepreneurs, we’ve designed He Papa Pūtea.

He Papa Pūtea & He Papa Pūtea Pakihi

He Papa Pūtea

Running a successful business and managing finances well are not the same thing. So to complement our programmes supporting wāhine entrepreneurs, we’ve designed He Papa Pūtea.

He Papa Pūtea is a whānau financial capability toolkit. Our trained facilitators can run workshops within your community, can work with your whānau in your home, yes, everyone, from mokopuna to kuia and kaumātua. We focus on values and beliefs about money so that you and your whānau can:

  • Develop individual and collective money management skills
  • Explore how to create whānau wealth potentialWe’re proud to partner with Massey University’s Fin-Ed Centre, Te Puni Kokiri and the Commission for Financial Capability to bring you this amazing resource.

He Papa Pūtea Pakihi

Continuing this thread of Financial Capability we have also tailored a specialised programme with a range of guest speakers and activities targeting entrepreneurs and Maori Businesses. If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your community or with your organisation please get in touch with us asap.

Interested in hosting a He Papa Pūtea workshop?

If you are interested in bringing He Papa Pūtea or He Papa Pūtea Pakihi to your whānau/rohe then complete the form below and one of our team will contact you.

We have created He Rautaki Marae which develops money management skills and capabilities for Marae and Marae Trustees.

He Rautaki Marae

Financial management and capability programme for Marae

He Rautaki Marae develops money management skills and capabilities for Marae and Marae Trustees.

Your marae is a taonga that must be managed with financial competency. At MWDI we’ve trained a team of local facilitators to give you the skills and the confidence to do so. We work in partnership with iwi and marae to deliver a kaupapa Māori financial literacy programme. While we have a focus on up-skilling whānau in governance roles, we also take a wider community approach – as Māori

We understand shared, collective responsibility for whānau, Hapū, iwi. We support you to develop that.

Our wānanga cover the key requirements of the Marae:

  • Trustee responsibilities
  • Strategic planning
  • Health and safety
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Financial management &
  • Topics of interest to your marae.

He Rautaki Marae gives you world-class training. We use:

  • He Papa Pūtea – a financial literacy tool kit designed in partnership with Massey University’s Fin-Ed Centre , Te Puni Kokiri and the Commission for Financial Capability
  • The OECD key competencies for governance, leadership, and management – an international standardWe want great things for your marae! If you’d like us to work with your whānau, or if you want to be trained to support other marae as a He Rautaki Marae facilitator, please email specialprojects@mwdi.co.nz

If you would like to progress your interest in hosting a He Rautaki Marae programme please complete our form.

Interested in hosting a He Rautaki Marae workshop?

If you are interested in hosting our He Rautaki Marae 2 day workshop then complete the form below and one of our team will be in contact with you.