Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Share Investor Q & A: Reader Questions to Tamaki Group Holding's Mike Tamaki

The latest Share Investor Q & A is a special one - it is the first one that has directly come out of the social media arena and the subject is from a private business and not a publicly listed one so there is likely to be more of a focus on the man behind the business and the back-story to that business rather than how well the company is doing financially. We will of course get his take on how the sector in which he is operating in is doing.

I found the subject via "Facebook friending" him and had some wild and whacky conversations on everything but business and investing and decided to give him some attention after a conversation we had about Tourism Holdings Ltd [THL.NZX] and its possible sale to Ballylinch LP, which left me wanting more.

Most would be familiar with his brother Brian Tamaki but Mike Tamaki really has let his love for Maori Culture, tourism, business and the combination of these three things to make a very successful tourism venture do the talking for him.

Mike is the founder and currently now joint owner/director of Tamaki Group Holdings with his brother Doug and their wives Karene and Kate and now employs over 120 staff across its two major attractions in Rotorua and Christchurch, with a third base to be built in Auckland's Manukau late 2011.

With the above in mind I thought I would like my readers to put some questions to Mike for a Share Investor Q & A and see what makes this guy and his business tick.

Please leave your questions here at the bottom of this post or email me here.

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