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An icon of New Zealand Maori Tourism Passes

2017-03-28T04:32:52+00:00March 27th, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

By Oscar Nathan, GM Destination Rotorua - ex. Poutama Business Advisor and CEO of Tamaki Tours New Zealand tourism shines that less brighter with the unexpected passing earlier this month of one of the industry’s true tourism pioneers’ Doug Tamaki of Tamaki Maori Village (Tamaki Tours). A life best described as ‘lived to the full’ [...]

ATP Fitness – Pele Aumua

2017-03-28T04:32:38+00:00March 27th, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

Iwi – Kai Tahu ATP Fitness Club is a Health & Fitness company that has been running since 2013 in Palmerston North.  Owned and operated by Pele Aumua, ATP Fitness Club is “About the People” and provides group sessions with a focus on strength and conditioning. ATP Fitness Club encompasses a range of functional fitness [...]

Bakers Delight Rotorua – Kiri Carston

2017-03-28T04:32:23+00:00March 27th, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

Iwi - Ngāti Rangiwewehi After 7 years of living in Victoria, Australia, with me looking after our two young boys and my husband working in the hospitality industry, we decided to come back to NZ to my hometown of Rotorua.  During our time in Australia we had discussed the opportunity of buying our own business, [...]

Shearing the Love – Mavis Mullins

2017-03-28T04:33:05+00:00March 27th, 2017|Business, Export, Iwi|

Mavis Mullins - Inducted into the NZ Business Hall of Fame. I can’t remember when I first met Mavis but it was probably when we were kids and no doubt it was in a shearing shed.  Our koro Lui Paewai was a shearing contractor and during school holidays he would have us kids working in [...]

Being Innonative in Kawerau

2017-03-28T04:32:08+00:00March 27th, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

In 2012, Te Manawa o Tūhoe, Ngati Awa and Poutama started brainstorming on the possibility of establishing a geothermal powered milk processing plant in Kawerau.  Fast forward to 2017 and the Kawerau dairy project has moved a step closer to reality with the completion of the feasibility study and peer review of the financial model. [...]

CL2IMB Kaitaia

2017-03-28T04:30:53+00:00March 27th, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

Collaborative Leadership 2 Inspire Maori Business  Northland is known for its tropical climate, white sandy beaches, ancient kauri, fishing, diving and kaimoana.  What many don’t know is that it also has some of the hardest working, innovative, down to earth entrepreneurs in New Zealand. 300 kilometres north of Auckland is the quiet town of Kaitaia, [...]

DIGMYIDEA – Māori Innovation Challenge 2017

2017-03-28T04:31:14+00:00March 27th, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

Innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit have always been a strong feature of Maoritanga (A Māori way of life).  From our ancestors who harnessed the natural elements and looked to the stars to navigate and discover new lands, to the tribes that arrived in Aotearoa creating new ways of living, producing food and trading goods. The [...]

Pitopito kōrero

2017-03-28T04:31:30+00:00March 27th, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

From the 'Gateway to the Far North' to the 'Adventure Capital' of New Zealand... Poutama is pleased to confirm the next CL2IMB (Collaborative Leadership 2 Inspire Maori Business) networking event to be held in Tahuna/Queenstown 3rd May 2017. Check this link soon for further details. NZTE & Poutama have joined forces to consolidate a Māori [...]

Village PR & Marketing – Bridgette Tapsell

2017-03-28T04:31:50+00:00March 27th, 2017|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

Iwi - Ngati Whakaue, Ngati Pikiao Village PR & Marketing, which specialises in Influencer marketing and amplification, recently received support from Poutama to further grow the agency’s business. Village has a reputation for changing perceptions.  Massive results for clients have included: co-creating a video that went viral to 30 million people last year being the driving [...]