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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Reigning Downs

Reigning Downs is filling the gap for kids struggling in the mainstream education system in Murihiku. Jade Ward's equine centre provides bespoke horse riding lessons to rangatahi to build essential skills like resilience and leadership.
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Te Kai a Te Rangatira

Te Kai a Te Rangatira is a kaupapa Māori initiative that is supporting Rakiura Māori to reconnect with their identity, culture and language led by Pip Hakopa (Ngāti Mamoe, Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Kahungnunu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa).
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