Papuni Boxing Ōtautahi

Encompassing more than the physical side of the sport, Papuni Boxing aims to support rangatahi in an environment where they learn key values and life skills that will enable them to take care of their own physical and mental health and wellbeing.
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Kiwi Kai Nelson

It’s been a long road of taking risks and developing new ideas for Reni Wereta-Gargiulo but thanks to Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu WAVE funding, she has been able to develop Kiwi Kai Nelson into the successful parent company that it is today.
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Koukou Creations

What began as a whānau fundraiser and part-time passion seven years ago, is now a fulltime business and Bridgette Keil, owner of Koukou Creations, is excited that Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu WAVE funding has helped make her dream a reality.
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The Saucey Kiwis

The Saucey Kiwis have a simple philosophy – “If you have a mouth, we’ll feed it.” But with a passion for hauora and a belief that kai is medicine, they won’t be dishing up anything that isn’t healthy and nourishing.
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Tā te Manawa

Tā te Manawa was established early 2022 with the aim of creating a space for Māori leaders to come together and be nurtured in mind, body and spirit through connection to the taiao and the taonga within their cultural heritage.
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Maania Tealei Photography

A strong desire to reconnect whānau to their roots and foster a sense of pride in Māori history and culture, is at the heart of Maania Tealei’s small Timaru-based photography business.
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Tinana Ora – Harakeke Village

Heylie Palahame is encouraging wāhine to lead healthy lifestyles and to tackle that in a holistic way, looking at everything from physical health to mental, emotional, social and spiritual health while encouraging a connection back to te ao Māori.
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A Slice of Poutini

A Slice of Poutini Ltd, is about much more than just carving. It’s about a common desire for a space of connection and creativity, a place to get in touch with nature and with other artists and carvers in the community the business is based.
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Rangatahi Creative

With the help of RUIA funding from Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, Luke Siaki founder of Rangatahi Creative has created a hub and a safe space for a dozen rangatahi to learn new skills and gain the confidence required to reach their full potential.
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Manaakitanga Funeral Services

Betsy Williams designed Manaakitanga Funerals to provide tikanga and values based, affordable funeral services to whānau across the Waitaha region.
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