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NEK GEN

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What is NEK GEN?

Nek Gen is a 10 week program for youth aged 17-26 in the Mangere - Otahuhu and Manurewa area who are looking to enhance their entrepreneur skills.

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What's in it for me?

  • 5 months free Shopify subscription*

  • Business mentoring & workshops

  • $500 seed funding towards
    your business

​*on a basic plan

What are my commitments?

​Nek Gen is a 10 week program. Workshops run for 2-3 hours, once a week. We’re looking for committed individuals that are motivated and hungry for success. Take your creative hustle to the nek level!

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THE TUKUA LIST

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The Tukua List is a creative directory that will give you access to creative mahi.

You will get help to build your portfolio, creative networks, and increase your income.

Be your own boss and choose jobs that align with your time and values.

 
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CALLING ALL
SOUTH AUCKALND

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GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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PODCASTERS/
SOUND DESIGNERS

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VIDEOGRAPHERS

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PHOTORAPHERS

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ILLUSTRATORS

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WHAT IS TUKUA?

To enhance creativity and innovation in Manukau,
and see our people know and grow in their potential,
Tukua supports creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs to thrive!

It is an active community of innovators and entrepreneurs
led by Tikanga Maori and Pasifika values.  
 
Fostering connections, peer support, knowledge sharing, and instilling a growth mindset
not only enhances the individual but also their whanau and community.


Tukua is a journey of education and growth that supports and encourages
our people to overcome limitations and realize their dreams.

 

TUKUA IS FOR

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Have a creative talent, and a desire to make it in this world using what you've got?

Being creative is hard work in Aotearoa, and even harder for those of us with no money, and low financial literacy, behind us.

Tukua is for the creators.

CREATORS

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Have a passion and a purpose?  A burning cause you are willing to fight for?  A dream to see a change? ​ Our world needs innovators, especially our Maori and Pasifika innovators. ​

 

Tukua is for the innovators

INNOVATORS

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Have a great idea you want to bring to life?  Know that you can help your whanau by building a business? ​ Learning to take what you have and turn it into a fully-fledged business isn't easy, easy to mess up, and hard to know where to start.​

 

Tukua is for the entrepreneurs

ENTREPRENEURS

HOW WE ROLL

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WORKSHOPS
& WEBINARS

We have monthly workshops to help build your entrepreneurial skills, from business plans, and marketing right up to funding. Soon we will have all our workshops and web series available online for your to access 24/7.

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Access to shared spaces that are designed for you to feel comfortable and authentic, enabling you to thrive. This includes desks, meeting rooms, studios, workshop spaces,

and a wider creative, innovative community.

POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT

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One-on-one coaching and peer mentoring for wrap-around support and meaningful connections.  Walk your creative, innovative, entrepreneurial journey with like-minded peers and others who have been before.

COACHING
& MENTORING

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THE TEAM

MEL TAUTALANOA

Manager

Ngati Whatua ki Kaipara,

Ngati Whakaue

ATAWHAI LIAINA

Administrator

Te aitanga-a-Mahaki

Kaiwhakahaere

 
 
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RESOURCES

TUKUA PAD

HOTDESKS + WORKSHOPS + MENTORS + CONTENT + STUDIOS 

GridMNK Ground Floor
2 Osterley Way, Manukau

 
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The Akina Foundation commissioned us to create a resource for The Impact Initiative, sharing the insights and learnings we have gained from building the Tukua whanau over the past two years.

We created a 5 episode podcast Mini-Series, and a shareable A3 resource for other Social Shifters, released July 2020.

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Podcast

Listen to the 5 episode

Mini-Series on Ngahere Talks.

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Infographic

View the A3 infographic.

FUND & FLOW

Following the COVID lockdown we put out a 2 Episode Webinar series called Fund and Flow, check out the two webinars below:

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SURVIVE & THRIVE

Level 4 Lockdown has eliminated one of our major revenue streams, which has put us in a really challenging position. Here's the simple strategy we have followed as a team to ensure we will not just get through this but thrive from it.

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As a part of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2021, we took the much-loved

BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS and gave it a Reo Māori makeover.

We always use different tools and resources to help our creators, innovators and entrepreneurs build their pakihi, their business idea, and we've wanted to see more Māori, indigenous, Polynesian resources become available, so what better way to see that happen than to take up the challenge ourselves!

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If you're not yet familiar with the Business Model Canvas - you can find out more at www.strategyzer.com
Over time we will build out more complimentary resources, video's, how to's, etc to go with Te Pepa Pakihi, if you have ideas, feedback, spot any mistakes, etc. we'd love to hear from you, and help us make Te Pepa Pakihi something all entrepreneurs can use!

Designed and delivered by us!

Funding partners:

Program delivery partners:

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