Teamwork makes the dream work
Our Resident Companies
Cain Kerehoma - Ecosystem Builder
Kiko Innovation is one of the driving forces behind Tāiki E! We’re on a mission to develop a one of a kind innovation and entrepreneurial hub in Tairāwhiti that brings together entrepreneurs, industry experts and community leaders to collaboratively bring about transformative, sustainable and measurable change in our community. Kiko Innovation uses a range of innovative tools and creative approaches to support groups through problem solving and design processes including agile processes, design thinking and scrum. These tools are often utilised in conjunction with participatory or collaborative design approaches, which we blend together with our own kaupapa Māori ways of working.
Debs Hancock - Data Intelligence
Kia Ora Consulting
Kia ora means “to live”, “to be well”. We are on a mission to enliven, to empower and to support the wellbeing of indigenous people around the world. We do this through utilising cultural frameworks and strengths-based approaches to community development, building upon the traditional collective structures within indigenous communities, and developing the capacity of community leaders to take action. We also work with a range of non-indigenous groups and stakeholders to facilitate co-designed, co-constructed approaches and solutions with indigenous communities.
Annie Meredith - End of Life Doula
We are building a one-of-a-kind global marketplace with climate and environmental impact at its heart. Our collective goal is to make New Zealand the first country to achieve economic prosperity by fully regenerating our environment. Through Toha Impact Pledges and Clubs we have designed a way to reliably measure, prove and value impact outcomes. In doing so, we allow the true value of impact to be recognised and traded in the market - enabling impact investment to be unleashed at scale.
Renay Charteris - Collaboration Engineer
The Riposte App is run by Riposte Analytics Ltd, a social enterprise based in Tairāwhiti, New Zealand. Our mission is to provide a platform for people to share their thoughts and experiences safely, so that the anonymous data can be used by everyone to increase understanding and create change in our communities.
David Gutierrez - Podcaster
Gizzy Local is a one stop source for what’s happening in Tūranga, Gisborne. Gizzy Local is the online version of your favourite pub, the smoko room, school gate, farmer’s market and your weekly catch up with Aunty on the phone. all in one. From covering all of the local events and activities taking place in the community, to profiling the people that make up our great city, Gizzy Local has all you need to know about Tūranga nui a Kiwa.
Adel Salmanzadeh - Artist
Step by Step
Step by Step has 20 years experience delivering training all over New Zealand. It includes a nationwide network of 55 skilled computing & vocational trainers delivering high quality educational outcomes for a rapidly changing labour market. Our professional, outcome focused yet flexible approach to training has made us famous with tens of thousands of 'return to work' students and corporate clients.