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Rotary Club of Newmarket supporting social enterprise through Kick-Start Award 2017

The Rotary Club of Newmarket and the Ākina Foundation have joined forces for a second year to kick-start Auckland region-based social enterprises by providing $10,000 in cash to a top venture. Applications for the Award open Saturday 1 July 2017 and close Tuesday 18 August 2017. Applications are open to all social enterprises, whether early-stage, operational or well-established. To … Continue Reading →

Why you can’t afford to miss Social Enterprise World Forum 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that the full programme for the 2017 Social Enterprise World Forum is now ready to share with our wider whānau! Our very own (and very talented) Helene Malandain, and her support crew (thanks Jason Pemberton, Helene Tholoniat and Simon Cooke!) have been working hard over the past 18 months, collaborating with … Continue Reading →

Exploring Social Enterprise in South Korea

Chris O’Neill is a Venture Manager at Ākina Foundation, based in Wellington. Prior to joining Ākina, Chris ran social enterprise, BATS Theatre, for four and a half years. As a member of the Asia New Zealand Foundation Leadership Network, a global professional network at the forefront of developing and maintaining strong links between Asia and … Continue Reading →

New Bursary Fund for Australian Social Enterprise Leaders to Join Social Enterprise World Forum 2017

Social Traders in partnership with the English Family Foundation, Philanthropy Australia and NZ-based Ākina Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of an Australian Bursary Fund assisting social enterprise leaders to attend Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF2017). The Fund will provide successful social enterprise applicants with assistance to the approx. value of $1,700 for flights, … Continue Reading →

Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 and its Pacific Connection

Ākina Foundation, the host organisation for the 2017 Social Enterprise World Forum, is pleased to announce an important conference collaboration with Pacific Business Trust. The forum, which will bring around 1200 global and national delegates to Christchurch from September 27th-29th, is a critical opportunity to showcase the social enterprise leadership of the Pacific community. A … Continue Reading →

Team Ākina Bike Tour – Day 8: Dream Finish

Day 8, Saturday, April 8th, 2017 Myles gave us a dream finish to the 2017 Tour of New Zealand. He beat out some of the fastest riders in the Tour to win our criterium race in front of Parliament this morning. Looking later at the GoPro video he shot from his bike, we could see … Continue Reading →