by Georgie Ormond — 23.5.2021
Melita Farley and Kevin Double are the husband-and-wife team behind Confluence – a cinema, shared office, film-company social enterprise opposite the Davis Theatre in Whanganui.
“Social enterprise is a really broad definition,” Farley said. “It’s really about any business that is doing something that is of benefit to people or the environment or the community. There are some good business practices around how you run your finances, but the outcome is not solely – we are going to give our shareholders lots of money!”
Confluence is one of the city’s hidden cultural gems.
“We run a cinema on Thursday and Friday nights for documentaries and mostly arthouse or independent films, she said. “We also have people coming in and doing workshops every now and then as well.”