vivian Hutchinson QSM is a community activist and social entrepreneur based in Taranaki, New Zealand.  
He supports projects and activities that have the potential to make a fundamental difference to our social, economic, environmental and cultural challenges. 
Over the last 40 years, vivian has worked mainly on issues of race relations, social justice, job creation and philanthropy. 
His latest projects are about how to foster more active citizenship and generous engagement on our most important community issues. 
He is a trustee and convener of Community Taranaki, and the creator of How Communities Awaken — a Masterclass for Active Citizenship. 
He is also the author of How Communities Heal — stories of social innovation and social change (2012).