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Providing ways to link his employees to their Māori identity is part of a bigger dream Hone Tipene has for his people to break free from the impact colonisation has had on them.
“It’s important for me to lay the right foundations as what we want to achieve is legacy,” the founder of Tuarā Civil said.
Since moving back to Taranaki, Tipene has studied te reo Māori and renewed his links with his iwi, and by growing the Tuarā civil engineering business, he wanted to help others do the same.
“It’s about reconnecting all Māori with their mana motuhake and Māoritanga.”