Hourua Pae Rau | Deloitte Māori Services


Hourua Pae Rau | Deloitte Māori Services

Titiro atu ki ngā taumata ō te moana | Look beyond the horizon to the future

Hourua Pae Rau | Māori business at Deloitte

Hourua Pae Rau is Deloitte’s Māori sector team. The name literally translates as ‘a double-hulled waka of a hundred horizons’. It serves as a metaphor to describe how we partner with our clients to form a double-hull waka that enables us to navigate the ocean of choice and arrive at the right destination.

Our team is dedicated to partnering with Māori, government and businesses wishing to align their work with and for the benefit of Māori.

Hourua Pae Rau represents the largest Māori professional services team in Aotearoa, with the depth of expertise, experience and relationships to make an impact that matters.

Te Whāinga | Our vision

Our purpose is to understand your horizons and support you through the voyage toward achieving tangible results for your organisation and Māori. We are equipped with qualified and capable members who are able to provide wide-ranging strategic transformation, financial, taxation, audit and assurance services while balancing these with the objectives of tīkanga Māori and whakaaro Māori.

Titiro atu ki ngā taumata ō te moana
Look beyond the horizon to the future

A tātou tikanga | Our guiding principles

Arataki | Lead the way

Deloitte is not only leading the profession, but also reinventing it for the future. We’re also committed to creating opportunity and leading the way to a more sustainable world.

Mahi pono | Serve with integrity

By acting ethically and with integrity, Deloitte has earned the trust of clients, regulators, and the public. Upholding that trust is our single most important responsibility.

Manaaki | Take care of each other

We look out for one another and prioritise respect, fairness, development, and well-being.

Hāpai tangata | Foster inclusion

We are at our best when we foster an inclusive culture and embrace diversity in all forms. We know this attracts top talent, enables innovation, and helps deliver well-rounded client solutions.

Mahitahi | Collaborate for measurable impact

We approach our work with a collaborative mindset, teaming across businesses, geographies, and skill sets to deliver tangible, measurable, attributable impact.

Ngā whakaritenga mahi | What we can do for you

Post-settlement governance entities

We help post-settlement groups grow in prosperity for the benefit of their people. This requires strategic transformation to establish the vision for the future, and business support to ensure the foundations are laid to protect and grow the settlement.

Specialist advice in finance, accounting and taxation helps connect capital with opportunities, drive efficient decision making and supports accountability and transparency.

New and mature Māori Land (Ahu Whenua) Trusts

Many ahu whenua trusts have unique asset and liquidity challenges. We provide guidance and mentorship on how to grow these assets to achieve the holistic objectives of the trust, socially and financially.

For mature trusts, we provide knowledge and expertise in managing their core business, and reducing risk through diversification.

Government agencies

We support government agencies in better fulfilling their obligations as a Treaty partner, improving outcomes for Māori by taking a Te Ao Māori approach to our mahi. We co-design and implement transformative strategies that help Government remain agile and responsive to Māori.

We serve as trusted advisors to our clients, partnering with them to bring a Te Ao Māori perspective and understanding to support clear enterprise choices about where to play and how best to affect change to improve outcomes for Māori.

Private Māori businesses

We build long and close relationships with private Māori businesses great and small to help balance their commercial and cultural aspirations. From audit and advisory, to risk, digital transformation and management consulting we truly partner with clients to solve challenges together.

Māori Trusts and Incorporations

We administer over 300 Māori trusts and incorporations. Hourua Pae Rau provides services from outsourced office requirements, to virtual General Managers and CXOs, as well as accounting services and owner share registry administration. Find out more about the trusts and incorporations we work with.

Articles, insights and thought leadership

How social procurement can address inequities in Aotearoa
Exploring social procurement policy as a tool to improve social and economic outcomes for all.

State of the State
Our key public sector thought leadership series has looked at addressing social impact issues affecting all New Zealanders, co-authored by members of Hourua Pae Rau and wider Pasifika group. Read our series on social investmentresiliencewellbeing and inequity.

Slice of Heaven
Across our two Slice of Heaven reports, Deloitte Access Economics looks at growth prospects across key Kiwi industries and regions. We present the challenges faced and pose questions on how we can deliver sustainable strategies for growth.

NZ Ports & Freight Yearbook
The New Zealand ports and freight yearbook presents a concise snapshot of selected macroeconomic and domestic drivers of New Zealand port activity and the freight task.

Get in touch

Lee Gray

Lee Gray

Lead Partner – Hourua Pae Rau

He uri ahau nō ngā Iwi o Tainui waka, Ngāi te Rangi me Ngāti Kahungunu My passion is to support Māori organisations that have aspirations to grow and prosper for the benefit of their people. The Māori... More