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Our social enterprises build work around people’s skills, rather than trying to fit people into existing work. Our community’s energy and ideas have created social enterprises full of potential for earning income and brighter futures.

Our social enterprises offer
work opportunities

The best pathways for people are through their skills, interest and knowledge. We explore their ideas for creating careers and new opportunities.

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Lifewise Works is a social enterprise offering cleaning and moving services to social housing providers and new builds.

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Urban Hīkoi gives guided hīkoi (walks) around the city centre, led by people who have experienced sleeping rough.

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The Merge Community team introduced the Piki Project a few weeks ago. Now, they are continuing to develop exciting designs and innovating ideas. The Piki Project intends to tell a personal story through a unique work of art which will be printed on to a paper piki (feather) and a wooden heru (comb).


Piki Toi harnesses the creative skills of street whānau and the Unitec Design School to make and sell art.

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