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.
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.
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.
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.
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.