Build genuine relationships with Māori and Pasifika-owned businesses, beyond just transactions by becoming a part of the Amotai movement. Gain instant access to the Amotai online directory or contact our staff who can support to connect you with the right business for the right opportunity.
Dedicated resources and discounted learning to support your staff to embed quality supplier diversity and development strategies to international standards. Empower your team to be champions in supplier diversity and know how to create meaningful ways of engaging with diverse suppliers. (Aumatua and Aukōkiri members)
Report on your spend with Māori and/or Pasifika businesses. We can confidentially cross reference your supplier spend data with verified Māori and/or Pasifika businesses so you have a baseline of your supplier diversity. This includes total value spent, number of contracts and percentage of total spend. (Aumatua and Aukōkiri members)
To be become an Amotai buyer you need to complete the online application process and pay a membership fee. As soon as you have completed the online application process and paid for your membership you will gain immediate access to the register of Amotai businesses. Your buyer profile will be reviewed by Amotai and published on the buyer register within 2 business days.
We have three tiers of membership, Aukōkiri, Aumatua and Autere. Aukōkiri memberships are limited and are currently closed, however you can still become an Aumatua or Autere member.
Our Buyer Memberships offer buyers 3 options of support.
Aukōkiri Membership - $14,375.00 (incl GST) (Currently closed)
We provide 8 hours/month of dedicated support to Aukōkiri members as well as complimentary tickets to our annual summit, access to resources such as online learning resources, matching making services and access to our supplier database.
Aumatua Membership - $8,625.00 (incl GST)
We provide 4 hours/month of dedicated support to Aumatua members as well as access to resources such as online learning resources, matching making services and access to our supplier database.
Autere Membership - $2,760.00 (GST Incl)
This is a self-directed membership and organisations have access to our supplier database to search for suppliers.
What's included in each membership option?
Amotai has a tiered membership for the differing needs of Buying organisations. Each tier is named after an 'Au' - the Māori word for sea current.
We have reviewed our membership offerings, and from 24th January 2022, our new membership offerings will be as outlined below:
Autere means Drifting Current. This level of membership is for organisations that are just wanting to dip their toes in the water. It is completely self-service and just gives you access to the Amotai online Directory of businesses.
This level of membership is designed for those that need to search for businesses autonomously.
Aumatua means Primary Current. This level of membership is for organisations that want all the essentials to get going with supplier diversity within their organisation. It has support from the Amotai team for some of the essential services to connect and procure from Amotai businesses.
Aukōkiri means the driving current. This level of membership is for organisations that are wanting to excel and lead supplier diversity and receives bespoke support from dedicated Amotai members. We have limited spaces at Aukōkiri level.
Additional Support for All Levels
Amotai is able to provide additional support for your organisation at an affordable cost. Support includes:
What is a Māori and/or Pasifika-owned business
Amotai verifies that supplier members meet the below criteria.
Māori or/and Pasifika-owned business are defined as enterprises where:
* Partnerships: at least 50% of each class of partnership interest is owned by Māori and/or Pasifika person(s) and such ownership must be reflected in the partnership agreement; or
* Corporations/companies: Māori and/or Pasifika person(s) own at least 50% of each class of ordinary voting shares issued and at least 50% of each class of all other shares issued; or
* Trusts: at least 50% of owner(s) of securities or assets held in trust are Māori and/or Pasifika person(s); or
* Sole proprietorship/trader: 100% ownership by a Māori and/or Pasifika person.
Māori are defined as people with Māori whakapapa and who identify as Māori.
As defined by Statistics New Zealand, Pacific peoples are people who whakapapa to, and identify as, descendants of the indigenous Pacific ethnic groups of Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga, Niue, Fiji, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and the small island states of Micronesia.
Statistics New Zealand recognises people with Indigenous Fijian ancestry as being Pacific peoples, however this does not include people of Indo-Fijian descent.
Amotai also recognises people who whakapapa to Hawai’i and Tahiti as Pacific peoples.
Will my information as a Buyer Member be shared?
Yes, if you are an Aumatua or Aukōkiri buyer member of Amotai. Your company details will be viewable by Amotai registered Māori and Pasifika suppliers. These details include company name, contact details and procured services. You will be able to review and edit your profile as part of the membership application process.
What’s required to join as a Buyer Member?
To be a buyer member of Amotai, you need be an organisation that procures goods, services or works from other businesses. You also need to pay a monthly membership fee to have access to the register and support services from Amotai.
Can I join as a Buyer Member from anywhere?
Yes, anywhere in the world. We register Māori and/or Pasifika owned businesses that sell goods, services and works to buyer members with spend across Aotearoa.
Will there be any other costs as a Buyer Member?
Additional costs will be dependent on your level of membership. The best way to ensure that you won’t incur additional costs is to be an Aukōkiri member of Amotai.
Find out what is included at each membership level here.
How do I get help?
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Can I refund my membership?
No. Memberships are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be returned
I'm a not for profit organisation, do I still have to pay for membership?
Yes. However, please get in touch with us so we can make sure you get the membership level that best suits your organisaiton.
How do I know which level of membership is right for my organisation?
We understand that it can be hard to choose so feel free to get in touch and we can help match you to the right membership tier.
What is B2B?
B2B, or business-to-business, is where the transaction is between businesses, rather than with individual consumers.
If you can’t find the answers to your questions in our FAQ,
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