Projects and shout outs

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

  • 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