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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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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 14, 2019

This bonus episode is all about impact and social enterprise in New Zealand.  It was recorded on Friday 12 April 2019 as a live panel discussion at Te Papa.
It was moderated by Steven Moe with Louise Aitken, CEO of Ākina Foundation, Professor Dana Brakman Reiser from Brooklyn Law School, Holly Norton co-founder and Chief Community Officer of Collaborate, Kay Maree Dunn, co-founder and CEO of Āhau and Andrew Phillips from Charities Services.
The full audio from the conference will be released in a separate episode.  For other stories visit 
Session 8: Social Enterprise

We live in a time when old and new paradigms of thinking are colliding.  One example is the idea that charities are the primary way of “doing good” in our society, whereas business is about generating private profits.  Social enterprise presents a new conception which seeks to combine both profit (traditional domain of business) and having positive impact (traditional domain of charity) through sustainable businesses.  In this panel we will hear about the current state of social enterprise in New Zealand, how founders choose to become charities vs social enterprises, Māori perspectives on Social Enterprise, different legal structures used overseas andthe limitations for social enterprises wanting charitable status.