COVID-19 Resources

IAB New Zealand announces a partnership with Manaaki

Wed, 01 Apr 2020

IAB New Zealand today announces a partnership with Manaaki, an online emergency business advisory forum created to assist small businesses in New Zealand faced with the challenge of navigating the unprecedented COVID-19 situation.

Manaaki, an online collective, allows businesses to ask questions and receive advice from national and international experts, including Craig Hudson (Xero), Stefan Lepionka (Charlie's) and Annah Stretton (Stretton Group). Whilst the forum provides invaluable advice for small businesses, it is also an opportunity for advisors and mentors to give back.

Over 80 prominent NZ businesspeople from a wide range of industries including Retail, Finance and Insurance, and Branding and Marketing, have stood up to offer their expertise.

Manaaki was created by New Zealand innovation company Indigo, co-founded by Monty Betham and Pat MacFie, with partners Dillon Boucher MNZM, Ardie Savea, Andy Hamilton ONZM and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

‘IAB New Zealand is pleased to support this initiative through complimentary advertising promotion of Manaaki - our Board is comprised of publishers, each with a large reach in the wider New Zealand community. This will amplify Manaaki’s important message and ensure small businesses receive the opportunity to understand more about Manaaki and how the online forum can assist them’. (Gill Stewart, CEO, IAB New Zealand).

‘We're a small business too; we know from personal experience how tough it is right now, which is why it's so important that small businesses get access to top quality free advice to help them navigate the challenges ahead. We're very thankful to IAB New Zealand for supporting this initiative which will enable thousands more kiwi businesses get the advice and support they need’, (Pat MacFie, Co-Founder, Indigo -Creators of Manaaki).

Further information:

Gill Stewart, CEO IAB New Zealand

[email protected]

+64 21 278 9199

Pat MacFie, Co-Founder, Indigo (Creators of Manaaki)

[email protected]

+64 27 301 2456

Manaaki Site