Kia ora and welcome to GHA – Chartered Accountants and Management Consultants
Our kaupapa is to empower Māori organisations to control and manage their financial resources and develop innovative and effective solutions to the challenges and opportunities that they face. Our firm’s reputation reflects the personalised approach we adopt and the high standards we set ourselves. As trusted advisors, we aim to provide insightful advice which enables our clients to make informed financial decisions. We offer a broad range of business services and welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your business needs and how we can help.
Glenn Hawkins CA | Partner
The Māori economy is growing, estimated by economic advisory firm BERL to be worth $36.9 billion in 2010. Māori small and medium sized enterprises make up the bulk of this, with an estimated economic value of $26 billion, distributed among some 20,000 Māori enterprises.
In 2009, BERL estimated the Māori asset base in the Waiāriki region (Western Bay of Plenty) to be around $6.6 billion, mainly in the primary sectors – agribusiness, forestry and property. One of the big challenges for Māori organisations and enterprises is to grow the value and productivity of the Māori asset base so that it contributes to New Zealand’s economic growth, creates new jobs, higher household incomes and taxation to pay for public services.
At GHA, we want Māori businesses to be successful and to contribute to the growth of the Māori economy, because this ultimately benefits everyone.
All of our work now and in the future will be in the Māori economy, working with Māori enterprises and Māori organisations. Being an effective professional service organisation in the Māori economy requires more than being technically excellent, it also requires having a passion for Māori people, Māori development, and Māori language and culture. Being a kaupapa Māori organisation is a key part of fostering this sense of passion within GHA.