The rūnanga is extremely pleased and proud to congratulate A3 Kaitiaki (A3K) on their outstanding achievement in winning the Māori Business award; in the 2012 Westpac Otago Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

A3K are a subsidiary of Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou Ltd, established in 2006, who deliver programmes within a kaupapa Māori environment to those who are seeking to make positive changes within their whānau lives. A3K also deliver cultural supervision and programmes to professionals working with Māori clients.

We’re also very proud of two other finalists who have close connections to Ōtākou, Katrina Bryant and her physiotherapy practice The Biomechanic, and the Kōkiri Centre.

Ka mau te wehi!!

Left to right; Katrina Bryant (finalist The Biomechanic) Lynette Collins (finalist Kōkiri Centre) Anne Robertson (pukenga atawhai, A3 Kaitiaki) Michelle Taiaroa-McDonald (kaihautū operations manager A3Kaitiaki Ltd) Joy Smith (director A3Kaitiaki Ltd) Claire Porima (finalist Te Ara Pathways).