Supporting Māori businesses in Tauranga and Gisborne
ConCOVE’s Co-chairs Graham Burke and Phil Hokianga attended the opening of the ICONIQ GROUP Toirakau Paoa Building Facility and visited Te Pae Hākari, a construction company based in Tairāwhiti.
“It was a delight to see the joy from all levels of ICONIQ Group and listen to the apprentices and their excitement to also be gaining trade qualifications, work and stay in the region and one day own their own businesses touched many people”, Phil said.
During the Te Pae Hākari visit, Graham and Phil also discussed current issues within the region with Alex Hawea, the director of Te Pae Hākari and Co-Chair of the Tairāwhiti Regional Skills Leadership Group, along with Nathan Grennell, Director Skills and Employment MBIE, and Andy Cowan, Senior Regional Advisor Innovation Sector Workforce Engagement Programme, MBIE and Lyall Anaia, Regional Lead, RSLG, MBIE .
The warm hospitality from the two organisations was gratefully received. ConCOVE looks forward to future collaborations and learning from iwi projects as we continue to support Māori businesses to thrive in our sector.
1st August 2022. ICONIQ GROUP Toirakau Paoa Building Facility opening.
ICONIQ Construction Director Nathan Te Miha, RSLG MBIE Regional Lead Te Tairawhiti Lyall Anania, Vertical Horizonz New Zealand Regional Training Manager Pat Hokianga, ConCOVE Co-Chair Graham Burke, MBIE Director Skills and Employment Nathan Grenell, ConCOVE Co-Chair Phil Hokianga, MBIE Workforce Engagement programme Senior Regional Advisor Innovation Sector Andy Cowan
1st August 2022. Te Pae Hākari Hui.
MBIE Director Skills and Employment Nathen Grennell, ConCOVE Co-Chair Graham Burke, Te Pae Hākari Director and Tairāwhiti Regional Skills Leadership Group Co-Chair Alex Hawea, MBIE Workforce Engagement programme Senior Regional Advisor Innovation Sector Andy Cowan, ConCOVE Co-Chair Phil Hokianga, RSGL, MBIE Regional lead Te Tairawhiti Lyall Anania.