Heemi Kaka

Heemi has over 30 years of experience in Accounting, IT & Adult Training within Tertiary Education, Travel & Tourism, Entertainment and Building sectors. He is well known for setting up sound financial systems and strategies for businesses and for his academic experience in NZQA accreditation including writing policies & procedures, unit standards and compliance.


Heemi has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting through BYU University in Hawaii. He is passionate about helping Maori and Pasifika communities with business entrepreneurship & education and enjoys giving back to the community by using his financial business knowledge and skills. He enjoys music, fishing, water sports and spending time with whanau.

Edwina Kapa-Kaaka

Edwina is an experienced education professional within the Primary, Intermediate, Secondary and Tertiary sectors. She is driven to help Maori & Pasifika raise their level of literacy and numeracy skills within their own communities. 

Edwina has a strong passion for helping all people grow in their entrepreneurship capacity by facilitating business programmes and mentoring anyone who wishes to have their own business here in Aotearoa. 

 Shiraaz Shah

Smart Steps to Business

Certificate in Small Business Management & Project Management


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