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ISSUE: #11

Kia Orana ki to tatou au kōpu tangata o te eFAMILIES.    

What another incredible month we’ve had!  

This month we witnessed the making of history in the world of sports, especially in the world of rugby. From watching the Black Ferns with their nail-biting 34-31 win against England at Eden Park. To decking ourselves in the colours of Toa Samoa, as their Rugby League team became the first Pacific Nation to make it to the finals of the Rugby League World Cup, it’s fair to say that it’s been a month of celebration for all.  

To continue this celebration, we also wanted to spotlight one of our eFAMILIES; A Taste of Manila NZ and their progress through our Enterprising Families programme. We also included a few upcoming business workshops and events that you may want to attend in the coming weeks. 

Meitaki ma’ata e kia manuia.   

Samoan community and supporters parade through town in celebration of Toa Samoa making history as the first Pacific nation to make the final of the Rugby League World Cup. Picture taken from Cook Islands News. 

Basic Business Setup: eFAMILY wins!

Our Basic Business Setup (BBS) service is a new part of Enterprising Families programme that we have developed over the past few months.  These sessions aim to assist our eFAMILIES with choosing a business structure, setting up a RealMe login, registering for a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) or company, checking compliance issues and basic financial management processes. Over the past month, we have had a few of our eFAMILIES engage in these sessions and wanted to take the time acknowledge their hard mahi. This edition we wanted to spotlight A Taste of Manila NZ by Rachel and Luz.  

A Taste of Manila NZ by Rachel and Luz 

Our favourite Filipino duo and the leading ladies behind A Taste of Manila NZ, Rachel and Luz began in our Enterprising Families programme in June this year.  A Taste of Manila NZ specialises in Filipino and Asian dishes that are curated to take you to the place. These ladies are passionate about food and want to share their love of their culture with everyone they meet.  

Since June, Rachel and Luz have set goals for their business (Piri’anga phase), created a Lean Model Canvas business plan (Mākirikiri phase) and have now started the Mātūtū phase with their Basic Business Set up sessions.   With Enterprising Families support, Rachel and Luz have: 

  • Chosen a business structure. 

  • Set up and learned how to utilise their RealMe Login for their business. 

  • Registered for a NZBN.  

  • Developed a logo and branding.   

  • Created business social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram and started to plan their social media strategy.   

We are so proud of their consistent determination to grow and elevate their business! You ladies are awesome, keep up the great work.  

The Kitchen Project Intake 2023: In 2022 we have enjoyed a great relationship with The Kitchen Project.  The Kitchen Project supports food entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level including support to work through the process to become a registered food business with Auckland Council.  We are excited to announce that in early 2023 The Kitchen Project are looking to run a programme exclusively for our eFAMILIES who want to take their food business to the next level in 2023.  You can read more about The Kitchen Project here The Kitchen Project and if you would like to know more or are interested in joining the 2023 intake please email   

FREE 30-minute business consultation with Robinson Consulting Services Limited: 2022 has also seen us build a great relationship with Robinson Consulting Services, specialising in accounting, tax and business advisory services.  As a result of our great relationship, Isaac Robinson, has offered free 30-mintue accounting and business advice sessions for our eFAMILIES who wish to take up the offer.  If you would  like to know more or register your interest, please email   

Poly X Markets: Become a Vendor: The Poly X Night Monthly Markets are returning on Friday 16 December 2022. They have opened stallholder application forms for all who are interested in having a stall in this market. For more details on how you can become a Poly X Vendor, you can visit the Poly X Experience website here.  

Mangere East Festival: The team at the Mangere East Community Centre are hosting the annual Mangere East Festival this year on Saturday 26th November from 10am to 2pm at the Mangere East Village Green. Set to be a fun-filled day with local performances, yummy kai and activities for the kiddies. Head on down and support the locals at the Mangere Festival this Saturday.  

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