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Welcome to seeds, a show where we talk with people making a positive impact with their lives.  We are particularly interested in social enterprises and entrepreneurs.  We listen to them reflect on their journeys and take time to dig deeper in order to better understand what really motivates their choices. 

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ISSN 2538-1113

For the ebook "Social Enterprises in New Zealand: A Legal Handbook" send me an email and will reply with it.  

A few articles I've written recently on social enterprise in New Zealand here, why social enterprise matters here, discussing the idea of new legal structures here, on Maoritanga and its lessons for social enterprises here, how it relates to charity here and 5 key questions for social enterprises here and quoted in recent Stuff article here and on exponential technology here. 

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Apr 16, 2019

Yes, this is a very long episode!  Have a listen to short intro to understand more but it is all the audio of more than 10 sessions at the two day conference "Future prospects for charity law, accounting and regulation" held 11-12 April 2019 at Te Papa and providing it all here so accessible to all those who were not in the room but would be challenged and empowered by the content.  I was on organising committee and all of those on it wanted to make the content readily available to others through this platform.  Check out other episodes of seeds podcast for close to 100 interviews with more good stories and challenges. 

We had around 40 speakers including several from overseas and more than 10 sessions.  This was put on by CAANZ, CLAANZ and supported by Charities Services.  These are put in the order they appeared at the conference but you can skip to the right point by looking at this index:

Session 1: Do charities need to be "regulated" 7:59

Keynote: How to prove public benefit by Jennifer Batrouney QC: 1:19:01

Session 2: Advocacy - Are Charities able to advocate against Government Policy? 1:44:45

Session 3: Accumulations or application - what to do about Charities' reserves? 2:32:23

Session 4: Future of Charities and Tax 3:07:55

Session 5: Governing charities 4:04:32

Session 6: Current Research in the Charitable Sector 4:48:51

Session 7: Review of the Charities Act - emerging issues and implications 5:36:16

Session 8: Social Enterprise - this is a separate seeds episode

Session 9: Seeds podcast interview: A History of Financial Reporting - this is a separate seeds episode

Session 10: Future of Financial Reporting 6:22:01

Group discussion 7:39:49

Final Keynote: Dr Oonagh Breen, Call to Action 8:29:20

End: 9:18:57 

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For session 8 on social enterprise visit here.

For Session 9 on History of Financial Reporting - an interview for seeds podcast visit here

Videos and descriptions of speakers etc also up here