We have over 30 years’ experience working in, and supporting organisations building their cultural competence and ensuring Māori staff are supported as Māori.



Haemata works with clients to build cultural competence by developing solutions that:

  • support and enhance employee mana
  • build a holistic Māori-centered recruitment process
  • support organisational practices and policies that increase the retention of Māori.



Tailored programmes for both public and private sector leaders focused on building cultural capability; including te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, and understanding of Māori-crown relations (for public sector leaders).



We bring a 'systems thinking' approach to human resource solutions. Haemata has extensive experience in developing HR strategies that:

  • promote the well-being of all employees
  • engage and retain Māori
  • develop systems that assist with managing performance.

Whāinga Amorangi | Public Sector Cultural Capability

Haemata works with public-sector organisations to meet their Whāinga Amorangi and Māori Crown Relations Capability Framework requirements.  

We assist organisations with their Māori Crown capability training through: 

  • Providing tailored individual and organisational development plans.
  • Delivering the necessary training in accordance with the development plans.
  • Developing cultural competency frameworks.
  • Ensuring leadership teams are supported to engage their staff in meeting the competencies of the framework.
  • Designing, developing and delivering learning assets.


Haemata’s strength is assisting organisations to become an employer of choice for Māori. 



We have complete capability work for the following clients:

Online Course | Te Tiriti o Waitangi

This course covers the basic facts you should know about what the situation was in New Zealand before the Treaty was signed in 1840, how it came to be signed, and how the two versions, in Māori and English differ, and why this is still important.

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