Pakihi - Business Award

Business excellence in promoting te reo Māori 

This category honours businesses who have integrated te reo Māori into their operations, products, or services, contributing to the normalisation of the language in the commercial sector. Nominees may have shown dedication to fostering a bilingual business environment, and/or promoting te reo Māori as part of their products and values. They may be an organisation that has demonstrated excellence in incorporating a language plan and/or the visibility of te reo Māori in their workplace.


  • You can nominate a person or organisation for this award.
  • The nomination must reflect impacts made within Aotearoa.
  • Nominations must be made for a business, or an individual in the business world.
  • Nominations will be considered for internal projects or initiatives that strengthen the function of the business, or an externally facing product, event, campaign or programme.