Kete Pūmanawa Ltd, trading as KP Solutions, was established in Wellington in 2003 and sort to place, support and enhance opportunities for job seekers in the workforce – with a strong focus on Māori capability. KP Solutions set out with the mission of:
"...being committed to establishing long-term sustainable relationships through providing quality recruitment and HR services to a wide-range of organisations and people, with an acknowledged reputation for being the specialists in Māori recruitment and career development."
In 2012, KP Solutions became a subsidy of Haemata Ltd and moved its offices to Whakatāne. Since then, KP Solutions has remained incorporated, however, only taking on organisational development and contract work intermittently.
Pūmanawa Mahi sees the resurrection of KP Solutions into a new age with a platform that aims to provide Māori with contracting opportunities. The Pūmanawa Mahi idea was developed out of a need to address a commonly asked question within te ao Māori:
"Do you know anyone who can...?
Where would I find someone with capability to...?"
This saw the conception and development of Pūmanawa Mahi. It provides Clients with connections with Māori experts and practitioners from an expanding range of professions through an interactive online platform. We want to provide a place for Māori talent to have access to the opportunities that may not otherwise be available to them.
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