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Poutama turns 30

2018-07-24T04:14:15+00:00July 24th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Honey, Iwi, Lifestyle, Uncategorised|

On the 5th July 2018 Poutama acknowledged its 30th year of operation.  Don’t worry though, there will be a celebration!! The establishment of Poutama was one of the outcomes from the 1984 Hui Taumata.  Poutama was formally established as a Charitable Trust with a capital base of $10m on 5th July 1988.  A board of [...]

Poutama Lines Up 2017

2017-02-08T22:12:21+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

The 2016 year has seen Poutama work further on putting the foundations in place to strengthen its activities, particularly projects as we move towards 2017.  Some of our projects have been bubbling away for the past 3-5 years while others have seemingly come from nowhere to gain prominence. Poutama Dairy Group First and foremost among [...]


2016-12-22T20:41:14+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Lifestyle|

Dr Lance O’Sullivan - Ngati Maru, Te Rarawa, Nga Puhi Imagine if our ancestors had accelerated the adoption of the new technologies of the Europeans when they first arrived.  It is true that they did so in some areas with examples of early adoption of trading and shipping practices and of course the use of [...]

New Zealand Luxury Experiences

2016-12-22T20:37:45+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Export, Lifestyle|

Member NZ Maori Tourism | Full member Tourism Export Council | Member TIA | Qualmark endorsed Maori kapa haka headlining the launch of New Zealand Luxury Experiences at Monaco 2016. The Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) is an annual gathering of the most expensive superyachts in the world.  More than four hundred vessels between 40m and [...]

Scottie Productions – Megan Douglas

2016-12-22T20:37:01+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Business, Creative, Digital, Lifestyle|

Megan Douglas: My Story When I began working in television production almost twenty five years ago I had no idea where the journey would lead me.  I was just glad to be working in an industry I loved.  Over the years I worked in just about every role the industry offers; as a researcher/writer, reporter, [...]

Navigator Tours – John Panoho

2016-12-22T20:36:06+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Export, Lifestyle|

A pioneering initiative that began in 2004 with “Taste of New Zealand” in HAWAII, was taken to Huntington Beach, CALIFORNIA in 2006, and followed by two consecutive Matariki “Taste of New Zealand” celebrations with Air New Zealand, called “Hangi in Koru".  These celebrations took place at Los Angeles International Airport where the Air New Zealand Cultural [...]

J Unahi Contracting Limited – Jade Unahi

2016-12-22T20:33:59+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Business|

J Unahi Contracting Limited is a local business providing an efficient and cost effective logging service to the rural sector in South Otago. Jade began working in the bush, gaining forestry qualifications along the way.  This was an obvious career path having been brought up around forestry, with several of his whānau working and operating [...]

Māori SME Exports

2016-11-22T20:37:43+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Business, Cuisine, Export, Honey, Iwi|

Smaller Māori businesses are stretching their nets to dozens of countries around the world as they come up with new ways to grow, Statistics New Zealand says. Tatauranga Umanga Maori 2016: Statistics on Māori businesses, released recently, looks at the performance of 660 small and medium-sized Māori businesses. Despite their relatively small individual size, the small [...]

Puna Pakihi

2016-11-22T20:37:43+00:00February 21st, 2016|Business, Iwi|

Poutama has teamed up with the Tribal Economies group at Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu to assist with the group’s kaupapa of enabling the development and growth of Ngai Tahu whanau and hapu businesses. We are pretty excited to be working with the Tribal Economies group as it offers the opportunity to do some testing on [...]

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