Friday March 23, 2018   Last updated 04:45AM

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Social enterprise suits Maori motuhake

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Maori social enterprise came under the microscope at a international conference in Christchurch this week as organisations shared ideas about how to do well out of doing good.

Entrepreneur Shay Wright says social enterprise is an area Maori have worked in for a long time as they tried to set up organisations and businesses that would look after their communities and their environment as well as making money.

His own enterprise Te Whare Hukahuka works with iwi and trusts to strengthen leadership and governance, share ideas about how they can make a difference, and train the next generation of leaders.

"What we’ve found is our own model has changed significantly over the time as we try to figure out how we sustain and grow our activities because we don't want to sit there and rest on government grants, we don't want to sit there and rest on charitable trust hand outs. We want to be able to determine our own future and generate our own incomes," Mr Wright says.

Social enterprise exists in the space between charity and for-profit business, and can create headaches for government in the way it should be managed or supported.


Follow us on p_facebook & p_twitter

Copyright © 2017, UMA Broadcasting Ltd:

WAATEA - Website RKR18-126 Carpentry recruitment Final-177
Te Hononga
Huitahi Tuputahi
Waatea TV
Hibiscus and Bays Local Board
Benita Tahuri from NRG Rising
A catchy, soulful tune (echoing the popular 1990's style of R&B) by Hamilton's female reggae trio NRG Rising, is to be released on March 16th, under the title 'Take Us High'.
Buddy Mikaere Ngai Te Hapu spokesman
A fundamental finding by the Environment Court that it had no power to require the wreck of the Rena to be removed off Astrolabe Reef will be challenged in an appeal to the High Court. Motiti Island's Ngai Te Hapu Incorporated and Papamoa-based Nga Potiki A Tamapahore Trust have filed the appeal, with the three-day High Court hearing expected to start on June 25.
Huhana Lyndon Piki Ake Development Limited
Kaikou Marae Te Orewai Ngai Tai Hui A Hapu 24 March 2018 11am Treaty Claims Update Our Treaty Settlement Options Te Orewai Te Horo Trust Updates Hapu Representative Reports General Business
Kate Camp Communications Manager Te Papa
A dramatic and emotionally-charged performance from Auckland artist collective Pacific Sisters welcomed Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern into the new art gallery at Te Papa known as Toi Art.
Kelvin Davis Te Tai Tokerau MP
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Marama Davidson Green Party MP
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
3 Willie Te Aho | Mihini Petipeti Moni
I korero a Tumamao ki a Willie Te Aho e pa ana ki te ngangara e kai nei i nga whanau Maori, a, ko nga mihini petipeti moni.
2 Roihana Nuri | Nga take torangapu
I korero a Tumamao ki a Roihana Nuri e pa ana ki nga take torangapu mai i te hotaka Q and A i te ra nei.
Where do our rates go? With the council, you never know
John Tamihere: Everywhere you look in this country you are slapped by taxes.
What’s gone wrong in the West?
John Tamihere: On one hand, Westies have to be happy with the investment that has gone into New Lynn and Westgate.
What went wrong at Fletcher
John Tamihere: It is extraordinarily important that when a major Kiwi company with the name of Fletcher runs into financial difficulties, we all take notice.
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus




To receive regular updates from Waatea News.