The kaupapa for the day was raising capital, and this NZTE event also marked the re-launch of He Toronga Pakihi ki Taranaki.

More than 70 people joined the Te Aukaha networking event at the Novotel on 17 August, hosted by New Zealand Trade & Enterprise.  The crowd included many key iwi leaders from around the region, as well as business people and investors.  The stories included businesses that had grown and sought investment, as well as investment groups discussing what they look for in an investment proposal.

This event also marked the re-launch of He Toronga Pakihi ki Taranaki, the Māori Busines Network of Taranaki, and the first of a schedule of bi-monthly hui.