Yearly Archives: 2017

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The True Honey Co.

2017-12-21T20:59:01+00:00December 21st, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

HOW IT ALL STARTED Our story began when The True Honey Co. founder Jim McMillan spotted hills blanketed with Manuka flowers while exploring New Zealand’s breathtaking, remote back country. It gave him an idea – to harvest, bottle and sell Manuka honey that’s deliciously good, looking after everybody (and every bee) at every step. Jim [...]

Māori Fashion Designers show at Guangzhou Fashion Week

2017-12-21T20:58:47+00:00December 21st, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

Māori Fashion Designers, first Kiwis to show at Guangzhou Fashion Week China thanks to the support of Poutama Trust. Designer Kiri Nathan created an initiative to take Māori fashion designers to China.  This first of its kind idea was to share all her industry contacts and resources with selected Māori Fashion designers and create an [...]

The Future is Here

2017-11-01T22:01:00+00:00October 31st, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years. Uber is just a software tool, they don't own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world. Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don't own any properties. Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in [...]

ApiTrak – Protecting the New Zealand Honey Industry

2017-11-01T21:44:30+00:00October 31st, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

Hayden Stowell, Ngāti Awa The Mānuka honey business is worth an estimated $1 billion to New Zealand, with much of that value held within the Māori economy. But as with any high-value product, Mānuka honey is at high risk of counterfeiting.  A new traceability software system called ApiTrak has been designed to protect the integrity [...]

Raw Pawz, Nita Maaka

2017-11-01T21:43:33+00:00October 31st, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

My name is Nita Maaka, I was born in Wellington and my whanau are from Nuhaka, East Coast - Ngāti Kahungunu. I started Raw Pawz in November 2010, leaving my full paid employment to offer other pet owners a selection of raw meats where they could also purchase on-line and have it delivered to their [...]

Pitopito kōrero

2017-11-01T21:41:00+00:00October 31st, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

Harbour Investment Hui We would like to invite you and your colleagues to attend the third annual Harbour Investment Hui.  Please feel free to forward this invitation on to anyone you feel may be interested in attending. Date: Tuesday 29th November Time: 10.30am, for 11am start (finishing with drinks and canapes at 4pm) Venue: Wellington, exact [...]

NZ Story – The History of our National Symbol

2017-11-01T21:43:00+00:00October 31st, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

There is no denying the Silver Fern (Cyathea dealbata) is one of our nations most recognised national symbols, whether guiding and protecting our export traders offshore, or guiding and protecting visitors onshore.  But what is less recognised is its story of origin, its whakapapa kōrero.  Find out how the silver fern has been used over [...]

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa – Kōkiri

2017-11-01T21:42:10+00:00October 31st, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

Budding Māori entrepreneurs and business start-ups are in line for a major boost with the help of a Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA) led business accelerator programme. TWoA has partnered with Callaghan Innovation, the government’s business innovation agency, and industry leaders* in the Māori economy to deliver the programme called 'Kōkiri'. The four-month programme, developed [...]

Achieve IT – Māori taking technology to the next level

2017-11-01T21:44:00+00:00October 1st, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

There is a real stereotype in New Zealand, the one that squints an eye ever so slightly when a young Māori walks into a business through tinted corporate glass doors to configure and diagnose your IT. Achieve IT is ‘that guy’ and his name is Daniel Moore of Ngāti Whakaue rāua ko Ngāti Pikiao! Daniel [...]

Bowery – The modern farming company

2017-07-14T02:45:14+00:00July 13th, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

The mainstream food system focuses on large-scale volume over quality. The health of people and the environment suffer as a result. As the population grows, more food will need to be produced in the next four decades than has been in the past 10,000 years. Yet resources like water are increasingly limited. There hasn’t been [...]

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