Pacific Business Trust

Dreaming Big Since 1985

Our Story

The Pacific Business Trust is a 'not for profit' Charitable Trust set up in 1985, providing economic development services for Pacific Businesses and Business People within New Zealand.

With an experienced team of qualified business consultants, the Trust offers a central business resource, relevant training and proactive business assistance to businesses. A variety of business programmes and measures are used to both improve training and employment opportunities for Pacific people, and to assist them with their business aspirations.

The Pacific Business Trust is strategically positioned to continue its services as an established provider of economic development services for Pacific people and is supported by agencies such as New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, and Business Mentoring New Zealand Limited.

The Trust's head office is located in Otahuhu, Auckland with regional offices in Wellington and Christchurch.

Businesses we've helped

The Demographics

Maori: 745

Samoa: 730

Tonga: 280

Cook Islands: 160

Organisation Information

Our Dream is for our clients to become Outstanding New Zealand and International Businesses. Outstanding in terms of performance, financially and otherwise. Achieving at the very highest levels, and adhering to standards of excellence.

Enterprises at all stages are supported and encouraged to sustainably improve their economic strength and success

The Strategic Outcome is to be achieved by the work of our team. Pacific Business Trust will provide the tools, expertise and support to help Pacific Businesses become Outstanding

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Senior Management

Kim Tuaine

Chief Executive Officer

Kim was appointed as CEO in September 2016. With a reputation as a pragmatic and strategic leader, Kim has founded two successful and highly regarded law firms in the competitive Sydney market.

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Murphy Su'a

Chief Operations Officer

Murphy Su'a is the Chief Operations Officer of the Pacific Business Trust. As a former NZ Black Cap cricketer, he brings with him 17 years of managerial experience, with skills in sales and marketing.

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Board Members

Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira MNZM


Mr. Pereira is a prominent and experienced Pacific consultant on public sector issues and a leading governance practitioner in both public and private sectors.

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Kenina Court

Deputy Chair

Kenina Court is a Principal with WHK (NZ) Limited. Having graduated from the University of Auckland, she held a number of middle management roles before working as the Chief Financial Officer for the Aarque Graphics group of companies.

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Rachel Afeaki Taumoepeau


Rachel is an experienced strategic and business director for her own company FaceNorth Promotions Ltd who has worked on numerous projects between New Zealand and the Pacific region to include trade and investment promotion and facilitation, international research expeditions, public relations and government advisory.

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Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu


Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu is an experienced business leader. Previously a New Zealand diplomat and trade negotiator, Peter is currently a Partner for Navigator Limited.

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Pelenato Sakalia


Pelenato is of Tokelau and Samoa parents. Having being raised by grandparents from Tokelau, Pelenato considered himself fortunate to have a solid cultural upbringing with traditional values and principles at its core.

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Business Growth Advisors

David Wilson

Business Growth Manager

​After more than 30 years of owning and running his own businesses David brings strong private enterprise experience across multiple disciplines for a range of organisations from start-ups to SMEs.

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Richard Taurima

Business Growth Manager

​A business owner and entrepreneur with investments in local and international businesses, Richard brings with him 32 years of experience in the field of business development, strategic planning and investment.

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Zechariah Reuelu

Business Growth Advisor

Part of the team since 2012, Zechariah fosters relationships with businesses in the Wellington region, assisting them with a range of business development services including mentoring and coaching.

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Ola Vala

Business Growth Advisor/Marketing

A University of Otago graduate, Ola helps connect entrepreneurs and existing business owners with the right support services and tools to help grow their businesses.

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Our Offices

Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday | Get in touch:

Free phone nationwide: 0800 287 7526


P0800 287 7526

Level 1, 101 Station Rd,
Penrose, Auckland 1061

PO Box 112229
Penrose, Auckland, 1642