Projects and shout outs

A collection of stories of courageous Kiwis and innovative projects to get you inspired.

  • 18th November 2020
    Part Two: - Council and local Boards working alongside the Generator. See Auckland Council and Franklin Local Board connect, listen and identify support and opportunities for collaboration with local Generites.
  • 10th November 2020
    Part One: Makareti Skipper- Ataahua Sweets and Treats Makareti Skipper is a young Mum studying a Bachelor of Social Work via distance learning with Massey University. Having come from a childhood spent in foster care, Makareti wants to create a positive life for her whānau. so she created a home-based micro-enterprise called Ataahua Sweets N Treats specializing in making homemade Pavlova that she can fit in alongside her family and studies.
  • 5th November 2020
    On the 8 October, 2020 Kai Sisterz's #Generites celebrated their one anniversary with The Generator. The Generator provided stepping stones to increase their wellbeing, knowledge skills and income, which includes helping to establish a community kitchen and securing a long term full-time contract for 2021. The video shows you their journey and growth and how The Generator has changed their minds and lives and that of many others too (See below). TRANSITIONED OFF THE BENEFIT TAIRAWHITI - Joanne Jo-Anne Campbell-dyer- Jo_Anne’s Grassroots Arts and Crafts, East Cape - Lynda Akuhata -Brown ENABLED ACCESS TO PROVINCIAL GROWTH FUND - Ripeka and Leonard Walker East Cape Camp Grounds FROM OUT OF WORK TO EMPLOYMENT IN WAIROA - Amanda Claire - Wātea Yoga and Holistic Wellbeing Hub Te Hira Horua-Waiariki At the Bay Productions and Korou Digital Agency apprentice then salesman - Josh and Arlou Brooking, Str8native - Cristall Brooking McClutchie, Coffee That FROM THE BENEFIT TO EMPLOYMENT - SOUTH AUCKLAND - Peter Lilo WHANGANUI - John Wilson – Sourbros WAIROA - Amanda Clare Watea Studio Te Hire Horua-Waiariki
  • 16th October 2020
    Enabling Better Futures for All On the East Cape, The Generator has been used as a tool to enable hapu enterprise and development to flourish “enabling better futures for all. ” Hear from Ani Pahuru-Huriwai - REAP Tumuaki and Te Aroha Kanarahi Trust Project Hoake/The Generator - Project Manager and members of her hapu about the positive impact the Generator is having on their lives and futures. Jo-Anne Campbell-dyer- Jo_Anne’s Grassroots Arts and Crafts Ripeka and Leonard Walker East Cape Camp Grounds Josh and Arlou Brooking, Str8native Tor Bjorn Ahman and Joshua Hovell Lightshift Pictures Cristall Brooking McClutchie, Coffee That The Generator wishes to thank the Innovation Fund for their ongoing support and encouragement.
  • 1st September 2020
    Matt and his family struggled to make ends meet as he was on a minimum wage working with a roofer. The Generator helped Matt and his whanau set up their own roofing business themselves and linked him to a business mentor in the industry. His partner does the books for the business and his brother in law was able to move off the benefit and work with him.
  • 30th August 2019
    The Papatoetoe Food Hub is located in the heart of Old Papatoetoe next to the Auckland Teaching Gardens on an under-utilised piece of council land and has the aim of making it easier for people to get good kai, at a time when the community is saturated with unhealthy food options.
  • 29th August 2019
    Members of the Generator share stories about their experiences bringing their ideas to life. Listen to the stories of others and get inspired by some of the amazing mahi that they are doing.
  • 15th August 2019
    Raquel tells the story of her journey on the Generator. Her dream was to create her own dance academy. Here she explains she used the Generator to help bring Kohatu Dance Company to life.
  • 16th January 2019
    The story of a young wahine who combined her passion for teaching, kids and yoga to build her Yoga Warriors business in Christchurch. She says that it's about finding different tools and better tools to be able to live a better life. "Being a young Māori woman, going out there, doing the mahi and just being a bit of a role model for those other young generation coming up."
  • 16th January 2019
    The Tolaga Bay Inn used Ta Koha, the Māori entrepreneur crowdfunding platform to raise $50,000. With their community behind them, they raised enough funds to set up an Innovation Hub to kick start projects and local businesses in Uawa Tolaga Bay