Tuia International


  • Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting
  • Staff6-25
  • Development BudgetLess than 1 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2009
Tuia International provides trade development, investment promotion, public policy, law and regulatory advice, organisation design, performance measurement, strategy and economic development services to Governments, trade support institutions and private companies. Tuia International is a member of Tuia Group, a professional advisory firm with business consulting, commercial law and economic development expertise working with clients across public and private sectors as well as Māori, Pacific and indigenous groups and organisations.  Their name Tuia comes from NZ Māori and means “to bind or thread together”. It reflects their underpinning belief in considering indigenous values alongside commercial practice to create pragmatic, robust and culturally aligned solutions to achieve and evaluate business success. They create business solutions that stand up to scrutiny from both a business and cultural perspective. Economic development strengthens the self-determination aspirations of communities and they are passionate in the commitment to this success.  Their Services Their approach is based on bridging social, cultural, policy, economic and commercial activities and perspectives in a way that leads to positive long-term outcomes. A particular focus is on the intent to facilitate the empowerment of indigenous people to be internationally competitive, whilst retaining the values that are important to them. They are “culturally driven, commercially focused”.  A distinguishing factor of Tuia International is that they are experienced  practitioners, not theoretical consultants, who combine strong technical skills and experience with a deep understanding  of indigenous economic and commercial development opportunities particularly within the Pacific region.  Their wider team blends experience at the most senior Government Ministerial levels, through to Chief Executive, and senior practitioner level in the public and private sectors as well as with landowner groups and tribes. Their advice to their clients is based on real life learning and knowledge.  Tuia International is based in Wellington, New Zealand. They also have fulltime staff operating out of Auckland, New Zealand, and Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. They have several partnerships throughout the Pacific, including  preferred supplier to  the Cook Islands Government. The  principals of Tuia International have strong connections around the world with other experts in all the services they offer; theycan bring the best knowledge and perspectives to  bear from every corner of the globe, either as direct inputs to the assignment or for peer review of their work. As a New Zealand firm they can also take advantage of time zones to deliver a 24 hour work day.  Tuia Namani International Tuia  Namani International is a Papua New Guinea (PNG) joint venture between Tuia International Limited and PNG based Namani & Associates to provide consulting and advisory services in PNG and surrounding states. Tuia Namani International is part of the wider Tuia Group and is able to access expertise and capability from the wider  group of companies, and provide expert advice and  local knowledge and in PNG. Tuia International Samoa Tuia International Samoa is a partnership between Tuia International  and Nuttal Ltd providing consulting and advisory services in Samoa.  Tuia Group Tuia Group is a professional advisory firm with business consulting, commercial law and economic development expertise working with clients across public and private sectors as well as Māori, Pacific and indigenous groups and organisations. Tuia Group’s advisory services includes commercial lawyers with many years experience in the areas of banking and finance law, joint ventures, commercial agreements, corporate structuring, energy, education and consumer law. Tuia Group has specialists in the law and best practice relating to multiply-owned land initiatives, state and indigenous people development processes. Lawyers from Tuia Legal work closely with their business analyst counterparts on client projects to provide better solutions.


Staff at Tuia International have experience in


  • economic policy
  • development
  • public administration
  • trade promotion
  • trade customs


  • new zealand
  • myanmar
  • netherlands
  • argentina
  • djibouti


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • New Zealand (headquarters)
  • Wellington
  • Level 6, Wakefield House 90 The Terrace
  • New Zealand
  • Auckland
  • Level 4 66 Surrey Crescent