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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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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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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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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Tamāhine Boutique

Created as a primarily online and market outlet, Tamāhine Boutique is a way for Autumn Hemi-Dehar to to reconnect with her own cultural roots and show her daughter how important it is to be proud of her Māori heritage.
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Te Waka Taiohi o Tahu

As the rangatahi arm of Te Waka Pounamu Outrigger Canoe Club, Te Waka Taiohi o Tahu gives rangatahi the opportunity to connect with their culture through sport.  
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NFM Firewood and Coal

Andrew established NFM Firewood and Coal in August 2021, as a part-time operation. Now that business is taking off he is enjoying a complete lifestyle change with more time to spend with his whānau.
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