Check out this Podcast with Ezra Hirawani whanau and learn more about him and Nau Mai Rā. We get a glimpse of his motivation and we learn more about their journey to build a kaupapa driven power company. He also shares some amazing advice for people who want to get into business.
He currently resides in Hamilton but his motivation to learn te reo Māori came when he was living in China. He was learning how to speak mandarin when his tutor asked him to speak in his mother tongue. He replied in english and his tutor asked him if he is Māori? if so speak in that language. When he replied to the tutor that he couldn't speak Māori. She asked him "why are you learning my culture when you don't know your own"?
They are currently in search for 10,000 families to help them bring their goal of reducing power poverty to life.