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o te ra Bidois

Inspirational Maori Leader, Businessman and Educator.


Ngahihi o te ra Bidois has been described as a modern day warrior. Bidois translates ancient wisdom from his Maori culture into modern solutions for today’s leaders.

Current work

Bidois helps organisations develop their most important resource - their people.

He says, “Business is about people and developing people is my business.”

Bidois offers pieces of wisdom from his indigenous Maori culture in an informative and inspiring manner.

He says, “I believe the most important resource in many organisations are their people. If people feel valued and are appropriately developed their continued contribution is priceless. One of our Maori proverbs outlines this: ‘He aha te mea nui?, He tangata, he tangata, he tangata’ that translates to, ‘What is the most important thing? It is people, people, people.' I help organisations to develop their people.”

Past work

Bidois has helped many business, educational, sports and community leaders to increase their spheres of influence. He has also presented in various countries including Malaysia, Cornwall, America and England as well as conferences and seminars held throughout New Zealand.

Drawing on his own experiences, the experiences of others and lessons from ancient Maori wisdom, Bidois will unravel truths to help people develop their own personal and professional leadership skills - no matter what their shape or size.

He has been an entrepreneur, a leader in a multinational oil company, a teacher and Head of Department in a secondary school, a lecturer, an academic adviser and as a senior manager in the tertiary education sector. He is the Chair of a number of organisations, including one valued at over over $500 million.

Bidois has a Marketing Business degree, a post graduate diploma secondary teacher’s qualification, a tourism qualification and recently graduated with a Masters in Education with Honors from Massey University. He is the current National Speakers Association New Zealand (Auckland) 2007 Master of Ceremonies of the year and the 2007 Bright Star Speaker of the Year.

Ngahi was truly amazing. Generous in sharing his journey, challenging and insightful. The hour just flew by and left us all wanting to hear more. He really touched the hearts of our delegates with his story. Intimo Lingerie Pty Ltd

Excellent story and delivery. Moments of tears and laughter from the audience. Ngahihi tied in his story with our conference theme and definitely met the brief.

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