The MacDiarmid Institute Discovery Scholarships

2019-12-16T19:02:29+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

The MacDiarmid Institute is delighted to announce its inaugural Discovery Scholarship Programme, for Māori and Pasifika students in science.  This is an extension of the Institute’s long running DiscoveryCamp programme, and is designed to support students studying in the physical sciences, Māori sciences or sciences related to sustainable innovation. The scholarships will pay university fees [...]

AI & Shopping – A New Retail Era

2019-12-16T19:02:44+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

By Peter Diamandis AI and broadband are eating retail for breakfast.  In the first half of 2019, we’ve seen 19 retailer bankruptcies.  And the retail apocalypse is only accelerating. What’s coming next is astounding… Why drive when you can speak?  Revenue from products purchased via voice commands is expected to quadruple from today’s US$2 billion [...]

Accelerating the next generation of Māori start-ups

2019-12-16T19:02:57+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Digital, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle, Science|

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is searching for future entrepreneurs and innovators to take part in Kōkiri – a Māori business accelerator programme.  Applications for the next programme intake are open now. Launched in 2018, Kōkiri is a joint programme between Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Callaghan Innovation – New Zealand’s innovation agency.  Ventures with tech-based [...]

Te Ara ki Mātai Kai – The Road to Food Innovation

2019-12-16T19:03:12+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Export, Honey, Innovation, Lifestyle|

Written by Missy Armstrong Understanding the ‘Business Support Eco-System’ can be confusing as leadership, budgets and company objectives change year-on-year.  There is no secret pool of money for start up initiatives and there is also no secret directory of support agencies. Those that survive the first 2 years have backed their dreams with their own [...]

Nest Architectural Design

2019-12-16T19:03:25+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle|

Tim Smith – Ngāti Ranginui Nest Architectural Design provides a comprehensive design service for residential homes, both new builds and alterations to existing buildings. Based in Feilding they work primarily on mid-range properties in the Manawatū-Whanganui region.  Their service spans from initial concept design through to the completion of working drawings to obtaining Building Consent. [...]

Waiū Dairy appoints CEO

2019-12-16T19:03:38+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

Waiū Dairy is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Mikaere (Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Kahungunu) as CEO. Ngā puke ki Hauraki ka tarehū E mihi ana ki te whenua E tangi ana ki te tangata Ko Moehau kei waho Ko Te Aroha kei uta Ko Tīkapakapa te moana Ko Hauraki te whenua Ko [...]

Poutama 2019

2019-12-16T19:03:52+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Honey, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

Another year has ambled by and as we look back on it the ever presence of change has moved almost imperceptibly among us.  Actually, it’s not until we do look back that the realisation dawns that for a small whānau, Poutama has experienced a myriad of activities involving Māori enterprise. Among all of this we’ve [...]