Mataatua House is the Opotiki based community support and mentoring sanctum for Maori entrepreneurs in the agri-biz space, "Out East". The property is currently in the custodial ownership of Land information New Zealand (LINZ) to preserve and protect the value of the property on behalf of the Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS), the Government department set up to finalize compensatory claims / payments to the Maori people of Aotearoa/NZ whose land was illegally confiscated during the colonial era. The team at Mataatua House worked with LINZ to create a services centre in readiness for its return to Maori ownership under the Treaty.
With 18 rooms comprising nearly 4,000 Sq feet, Mataatua House is progressively launching a growing range of services to the Maori business community. These include (1) Maori freehold whenua Title Fractional Title studies, (2) virtual office services, (3) digital-hui services centre, (4) rongoa research for a proprietary therapeutics product line, (5) asset structuring and analysis for capital raising program support services for Maori whanau micro-agri biz projects and (6) the offer of affordable short-term lodging to key workers on both a B&B and self-service extended-stay basis in an establishment that prides itself on its ever-evolving maoritanga theme.
Mataatua House offers a facility where local Maori can come and chat about their agri-biz business plans with one of the most well-known Kaumatua "Out East" - a man who has done deals from Prime Ministers down to dealing and negotiating with street gangs for more than 50 years. A man who is helping a growing groundswell of Maori to start working on their whenua again in the tradition of the pre-colonial era supported once more, by a Maori landowner Co-Op in the tradition of the ;legendary Sir Apirana Ngata. .
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153 Duke Street, Opotiki, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty Region 3122, New Zealand