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Tolaga Bay Innovation

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Indigenous empowerment through enterprise and technology. Nurturing grassroots entrepreneurship and online technologies, to create more equitable opportunities for Tangata Whenua

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We are an NZ charity for social and economic improvement in the Tairawhiti region (East Coast). To further this mission we have set up the Tolaga Bay Innovation hub which: 

·        Provides training in business and technology for those who are unemployed or in low paid jobs 
·        Supports budding grassroots enterprises with mentorship and help with fund-raising 
·        Connects with tech employers to unlock opportunities for paid internships and remote working 

Over the last year we ran an entrepreneurial training program in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development creating 13 Māori owned enterprises, for example: 

Uawa Factory Road Native Nursery: Growing native seedlings and working with regenerative farmers, council, schools and organisations to plant native trees.  It also teaches environmental regeneration with local schools and employs four local people within the community. 

Huiterangi Digitech: Providing tamariki (children) with learning opportunities for their online code club both at the Tolaga Bay Inn and Hatea-a-Rangi School. Weekly code club via online zoom sessions is now being implemented. Funding of over $100k from MBIE and JR McKenzie. 

The initial MSD grant successfully established the hub, and we are now seeking other sources of funding to enable TBI to run further training programs.  The vision is to establish a Putea Ora Fund which can provide grant based cash flow for grassroots enterprise, and capital for enhancing social and economic opportunities in the East Coast region.



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Goal: $20,000 Empowering Maori communities through entrepreneurship and technology upskilling.

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Scott Miller

$10,000 NZD since Nov 2021

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Anita Baldauf

$3,800 NZD since Apr 2021

3
Chris

$1,100 NZD since Dec 2021

4
Mike Bracco

$1,050 NZD since Sep 2022

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Duncan Matthews

$100 NZD since Nov 2021

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Alanna Irving

$20 NZD since Apr 2021

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Lily Stender

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Scott Miller

$10,000 NZD

Anita Baldauf

$3,800 NZD

Chris

sponsor

$1,100 NZD

Mike Bracco

$1,050 NZD

Duncan Matthews

$100 NZD

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Credit from Chris to Tolaga Bay Innovation

+$100.00NZD
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Credit from Chris to Tolaga Bay Innovation

+$100.00NZD
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+$1,050.00NZD
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Today’s balance

$3,612.26 NZD

Total income

$16,224.99 NZD

Total disbursed

$12,612.73 NZD

Estimated annual budget

$3,532.85 NZD

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News from Tolaga Bay Innovation

Updates on our activities and progress.

Creating incomes online from Tolaga Bay

Thanks to the EHF Huddles donation of $2500 which contributed towards new participants gaining scholarships into our Tolaga Bay Innovation tech hub training programme. Creating incomes online.
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Published on November 15, 2021 by Lily Stender

Westpac Award Winners 2021

From Pub to Hub A social enterprise nurturing grassroots entrepreneurship. Building self-sustainable communities through enterprise and technology. Real Impact in the making....
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Published on October 29, 2021 by Lily Stender

NZ Tech Week

Thanks to the donations from Scott Miller and Anita Baldauf, we have created our first intake of ecommerce training with 4 x local people in Tolaga Bay. Aaron McDonald also kindly donated 4 x Apple macs and 4 x iphones. We have already alig...
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Published on June 11, 2021 by Lily Stender