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Closer Economic Relations - Boosting Indigenous to Indigenous Trade

Business matching and program support services for Aboriginal and Trade Mission to New Zealand
Making Everything Achievable wish to thank Global Victoria for the opportunity to support their team in providing a unique and targeted experience for participants and companies involved in this Export focussed Trade Mission.

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The 9 First Nations businesses travelled to Tāmaki Makaurau from the State of Victoria intending to foster indigenous-to-indigenous trade. We worked with the team from Global Victoria and helped co-design the programme, establish business connections, and act as Kaitiaki to our manuhiri who have travelled to learn and share their skills with our people.

Front left to right - Neil Morris (Still Here Arts and Culture), Jerome Tairi (South Auckland Young Entrepreneurs), Kaye-Maree Dunn (Making Everything Achievable), Antonia Watson (ANZ), Nicole Harding (Ngarga Warendj - Dancing Wombat), Sharon Brindley (Jalajala Sweets). Left 2nd Row - Hemi Ruka (Ruka Enterprises), Kaleb Comallatti (Worn Gundidj), Kaley Nicholson (Yilam Camping Equipment), Mandi Barton (Biyala Lab), Mick Harding (Ngarga Warendj - Dancing Wombat) Jessie Motlik (Aboriginal Economic Development - Victoria), Liz Kiddle (MWERRE Soaps & First Nations Arts and Crafts), Chris Sheppherd (Worn Gudidj). Top - ANZ colleague, Hans Bökelund (Associate Deputy Secretary - Aboriginal Economic Development, Victoria), Karleen Everitt (ANZ). Missing from photo - Andrew Bester (Global Victoria), Jaynama Winmar (Blakbone Sisterhood), Shawn Andrews (Supply AUS)

Here are profiles of the businesses that participated and we encourage our readers to reach out and BUY FROM THEM:

  • DHUWA Coffee (SupplyAus Holdings) | Shawn Andrews & Adam Williams - SupplyAus Holdings delivers a range of products and services, specialising in PPE gear, office supplies, uniforms and work wear. DHUWA Coffee, in particular, is an Australia Indigenous-owned coffee
  • Ngarga Warendj Pty Ltd (Dancing Wombat) | Michael & Nicola Harding - unique Indigenous gifts and cultural items
  • Worn Gundidj | Chris Sheppard - an Aboriginal Cooperative based in Warrnambool, Victoria. Their mission: To empower their people to become active agents in their own future and deliver on their own aspirations.
  • Blakbone Sistahood (Essential Services Australia Group) | Jaynaya Winmar - brings together a deadly group of sisters to grow business and wealth creation opportunities.

We have held an informal feedback session on key learnings from the Delegation and are working on the next steps we will take with each of the companies. If you are keen to meet or partner with them, please email Kris at

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