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7 Trends that Should Shape Consumer-Centric Strategies in China – Mark Tanner

2019-08-14T00:33:17+00:00August 13th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Innovation, Lifestyle|

To mark seven years of writing the Skinny Newsletter, we’ve put together seven key trends which we believe are important to consider when marketing to Chinese consumers.  These are trends that we have seen forming through researching for and writing the newsletter every week since 2012, in addition to the projects that we’ve worked on with [...]

Hirshberg Entrepreneurship Institute

2019-08-14T00:33:27+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Innovation|

Join US Natural Products Industry Experts for the 3rd NZ Annual Hirshberg Entrepreneurship Institute training 19-20 November, 2019. The programme offers business leaders practical, hands-on advice about financing, sales, marketing, eComm, organisational challenges, finding personal balance, managing change, and key concerns that are fundamental to growing an enterprise in today's competitive marketplace. The last two programmes have enabled [...]

Māori tourism capability assessment

2019-08-14T00:33:38+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Education, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

New Zealand Māori Tourism (NZMT), in conjunction with Te Puni Kōkiri and Poutama, is undertaking a national assessment of the Māori tourism sector to understand the needs and aspirations of Māori tourism businesses. The Capability Assessment – Poipoia te kakano, kia puawai - is the first Capability Assessment of the sector since 2014. Operators of [...]

DiscoveryCamp 2020

2019-08-14T00:33:49+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Science|

Experience science in a fun, hands-on environment and work with some of New Zealand's top researchers! Hosted by the MacDiarmid Institute, DiscoveryCamp is a week-long science camp for current year 12 and 13 Māori and Pasifika students with a genuine passion for the sciences. Start:  Jan 12, 2020 End:  Jan 17, 2020 Venue:  Two options: [...]

Abundance Insider

2019-08-14T00:33:59+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

How Alipay Users Planted 100M Trees in China Alibaba’s Alipay (one of China’s two dominant mobile payment platforms) has enabled users to plant 100 million trees to date via its “Ant Forest” mini-program.  Since the program’s launch in 2016, over 500 million Alipay users have joined, earning “green energy” points in exchange for eco-friendly decisions, such as [...]

Inside the coming solar panel revolution

2019-08-14T00:34:10+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Investment, Science|

Black, bendable, lightweight and cheap: inside the coming solar panel revolution When it comes to solar panels, the future is flexible.  Vanessa Young discovers how a MacDiarmid project is unlocking the possibilities of a new generation of solar cell technology. When we imagine solar panels, we think of hard rectangle frames, sitting upright on roofs, [...]

Tū Mai Rā Solar & Ice Solutions

2019-08-14T00:34:23+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Tū Mai Rā Solar & Ice Solutions (TMRSIS) is made up of Ice Solutions Ltd, Tū Mai Rā Investments LP & Poutama. The TMRSIS team have just returned from a week in Vietnam consolidating their partnership with Solar BK, a Vietnam-based solar company.  The visit unraveled a plethora of opportunities and while Solar BK opened [...]

NZ Chefs Conference & dinner

2019-08-14T00:34:35+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Innovation|

The National Chef’s Conference was an event not-to-be-missed by any foodie wanting to experience what the Manawatū food and hospitality industry has to offer. Held over the second weekend of July across multiple venues, it was the NZ Chefs Associations first visit to Palmerston North thanks to the support of Palmerston North City Council, CEDA, [...]

The Māori Kitchen

2019-08-14T00:34:47+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Rewi Spraggon - Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Maniapoto Rewi Spraggon aka the Hangi Master is a man of many hidden talents: chef, artist, storyteller, musician, broadcaster and carver.  Many people know Rewi from his television shows Maara Kai, Kai Time on the Road and Hāngī Pit Masters but few know that he designed the logo for [...]

Hale Health Centre

2019-08-14T00:35:00+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle|

Aaron & Kimberley Murphy - Ngāti Toa Hale Health Centre opened in June 2016 when Aaron and Kimberley Murphy returned to Hamilton from Australia on a mission to change lives. Aaron and Kimberley have a passion for holistic health.  Holistic health is an approach to healthcare that places emphasis on the connection of mind, body [...]