//February

New Zealand Festival – A Waka Odyssey

2018-02-13T20:34:15+00:00February 13th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

JOIN THE JOURNEY - Each day, starting  1 February 2018, we will share new videos and stories online so you too can join the waka hourua journey in the lead up to the start of A Waka Odyssey, 23 Feb – 4 March 2018.  Be part of the story via our website, on the New Zealand Festival's Facebook and Instagram pages, or using [...]

myIR changes coming in April 2018

2018-02-13T20:33:56+00:00February 12th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

IRD would like to invite you to join them at one of their regional seminars they’re running throughout the country from February to May in 2018. They’ll be sharing information about myIR changes, Accounting Income Method for provisional tax as well as other legislative changes coming in April 2018. They’ll talk through these changes, what [...]

Poutama maps out 2018

2018-02-13T20:34:06+00:00February 12th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

The Poutama team managed in the latter part of January to sneak away for a two day retreat to map out our activities for the year ahead.  Nothing is for certain though and no doubt there will be a few surprises along with unplanned occurrences that can cause the best laid plans to go awry.  [...]

Whiti Te Rā

2018-02-13T20:34:26+00:00February 12th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

Just before Xmas two Directors from Rangitāne o Tamaki nui a Rua & Rangitāne o Wairarapa asset holding company, Tū Mai Rā Investments (TMRI) made a very quick visit to Vietnam. One of the Directors is originally from Vietnam. While there they had a number of meetings including one with a supermarket chain (Saigon Co-op) [...]

Māori entrepreneurs to develop diabetic friendly snack food

2018-02-13T20:34:37+00:00February 12th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

A Māori business collective will work with scientists to develop a diabetic friendly snack food for New Zealand and export to China. Nuku ki te Puku is a group of Māori owned food and beverage businesses that will team with the High Value Nutrition National Science Challenge. The $1 million project will look at how [...]

Kawerau Dairy Moves Ahead

2018-02-13T20:34:51+00:00February 12th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

Just before Xmas the Kawerau dairy project took another step forward with the signing of a Limited Liability Partnership agreement (LLP) between 11 whanau, hapu and iwi organisations, and their offshore partner. Sign up time! This step though was the culmination of a lot of other steps. These included the completion of the project feasibility [...]