EDNZ, Cluster Development in Action

2019-07-10T09:00:20+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Education, Innovation|

Ifor Ffowcs-Williams - Course Content Cluster development is a centre-stage strategy across Europe and now in Australia and Canada, with regions identifying and focusing on their smart specialisations. This EDNZ one-day training course introduces the practicalities of regional cluster development in today’s global environment.  The What? and The Why? of cluster development will be covered, [...]

TWOA – Talent Search Panui: Startup Ventures Manager

2019-07-10T09:00:33+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle|

Tēnā koutou katoa, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is looking for an experienced individual to join our innovation team at Ahikōmako - Centre of Māori Innovation and Entrepreneurship based in Hamilton. The Start-up Venture Manager is an exciting new role aimed to curate, manage, and support our kaupapa Māori infused programmes and services.  This will also [...]

The Sir Hugh Kawharu Masters Scholarship

2019-07-10T09:01:03+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Education, Lifestyle, Science|

Masters Scholarship for Innovation in Science Supporting and encouraging masters level study by Māori in the sciences. The Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship for Innovation in Science, administered by Royal Society Te Aparangi, is a $10,000 scholarship for study at masters level in the sciences.  The Scholarship is applicable across a broad range of science disciplines [...]

Electric Vehicles Competitive Advantage

2019-07-10T09:00:49+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

In ten years, you will not own a car.....Peter Diamandis The era of the internal combustion engine (ICE) car is ending.  We may have reached “peak ICE” production this past year. From here on out, it’s all about electric vehicles and autonomous ride-sharing, and the implications for society and the automotive industry are HUGE. Don’t [...]

China Skinny

2019-07-10T09:01:18+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Lifestyle|

Understanding the Chinese social media & e-commerce space One of the giveaways of a newbie to China is the bafflement about being unable to access Google, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Twitter - unless they're chewing through their data roaming quotas or have planned ahead with a VPN.  It quickly becomes apparent that China's digital ecosystem [...]

Ngaruawahia to Silicon Valley

2019-07-10T09:01:33+00:00July 8th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Investment, Lifestyle|

A Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm run by a Māori boy from Ngaruawahia looks for agri-tech solutions to global problems.  Yes Arama Kukutai has had an interesting journey since he first crossed paths with Poutama back in the mid-90s. With apocalyptic mid-century climate scenarios abounding and likely to scare the bejesus out of the most hardened [...]

Tuhi Stationery

2019-07-10T09:01:47+00:00July 8th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Lifestyle|

Geneva Harrison (Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri), Michelle Tibble (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Te Arawa) & Karen Te ō Kahurangi Waaka-Tibble (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Tūhourangi-Wahiao, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pukeko) Tuhi Stationery celebrates their 1 year anniversary in September and what a year its been! The three wahine behind Tuhi Stationery were unsure how their bi-lingual range of [...]

Changes to Poutama Grant Eligibility

2019-07-10T09:02:03+00:00July 8th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

As from Thursday 1st August some major changes will take place to the Poutama grant eligibility criteria. Firstly the required turnover amount of $60,000 will double and go up to $120,000.  Analysis of the average turnover of applicants is that 70% have a turnover of $300,000 so we do not think that raising the turnover [...]