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Author: Podcasts NZ / / Steven Hutana

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Each week guests share influencing factors that contributed to te ira tangata (improved quality of life) in their lives, whanau and mahi, including how they learned to handle lifes challenges.
17 Episodes
Steven talks with George Hamilton about the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993.
Joe Naden was one of the original urban drift Maori, one of the living legends of that era, originally from Tokomaru Bay before moving to Tāmaki Makaurau. Joe shares his experiences over the years and also his wealth of education where he spent some 50 years.
Jeanine Clarkin internationally renowned fashion designer, works from her studio on Waiheke Island, Jeanine shares her story of humble beginnings, from recycled clothing to traveling to the fashion capitals of the world.
Murray Wynn speaks about affordable housing and how the Biogas systems can make housing more affordable and better for the environment.
Bruce and Merrillyne worked as directors of Orama retreat on Great Barrier Island for 20+ years. Bruce shares his life story from drugs to grace to living with purpose. Bruce presently works with Salvation Army.
Alan Johnston works independently on the State of the Nation document on behalf of the Salvation Army which is presented to the nation annually.
Award winning landscaper and garden designer Adam Shuter joins Steven and Greg to discuss the balance of business, family and giving back to local communities.
Steven talks to Justin Newcombe and Anna Subritzky about the movie that they created concerning The Waterview Tunnel and the affects it had on the local community.
Steven talks with Denny Hansen about the Culture for Business Exchange which was established by Denny's father Dennis Hansen between Hawaii New Zealand and the Pacific region.
Kaumatua Seth Barrett lives in Te Atatu South. A longstanding West leader with Maori , Tongan and Jewish Whakapapa. His broad experiences over many decades in Maoridom have helped pioneer many important initiatives.
Steven talks with Eru Rarerewilton about educating our Mokopuna around the importance of Aotearoas waterways
Author Brad Haami joins Steven and Greg to discuss his new book Urban Maori: The Second Great Migration.
Beronia of Ngati Whatua Orakei iwi tribe based at Orakei in Central Auckland. Here Bee works in Maori arts and crafts specialising in both traditional and contemporary flax Harakeke weaving. Bee shares her hikoi back home to her Marae.
Steven discusses the similarities and differences in the Maori and Jewish culture , with guests Yaakov and Julia Brown.
Winkey Pratney International Author and Scientist continues the discussion of the Warrior the Gardener and the Entertainer.
At the recent launch of Maori Initiatives Business for Culture Exchange at Te Takinga Marae, we were honoured to have Keoni Morgan and his wife Carrie share with us some of the secrets behind the success of business with culture, whereby they are caretakers of the land and are able to sustain both the land and the people living on it through sustainable business practices.
Well-travelled motivational speaker Winkie Pratney talked about his journey and the different roles we can play within our community – and some of the events of his life, how he helps people with their struggles, and the influences faith can have.
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