Waikare Komene

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Waikare Komene is a young professional from Otara who is passionate about empowering communities from the grassroots up. Waikare is a qualified architect and is the driving force behind The Roots Creative Entrepreneurs. The Roots describes itself a “a creative business, a movement and a network,” and is based on the five values of roots, creativity, sustainability, intergenerational and community. It aims to empower young people by developing opportunities to showcase creativity, innovation, and design by educating young people from high school age up about environmental awareness and sustainability.