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Oh no…..Gang of Monkeys Steals COVID Blood Samples in India

2020-06-15T21:30:14+00:00June 15th, 2020|Creative, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

As if 2020 couldn't get any worse. It sounds like the opening of a bad apocalyptic zombie movie. A gang of monkeys in India stole a batch of blood samples taken from patients who tested positive for COVID-19, according to Reuters.  We shouldn’t have to tell you why this is bad news. The monkeys raided [...]

NZ scientists excited by the promise of hemp crops

2020-07-09T20:37:16+00:00June 15th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Science|

Braden Fastier/Stuff NZ scientists excited by the promise of hemp crops By Glenda Lewis We soon got used to cooking and eating exotic proteins and grains like chickpeas, couscous and quinoa.  Now, attention has turned to hemp in the search for other productive, environmentally friendly food crops. Hemp has had a slightly shady image, which [...]

Nikola Tesla – The Ascendance of Absolute, Unrivalled Brilliance

2020-07-09T20:36:28+00:00June 15th, 2020|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Science|

Nikola Tesla testing his Tesla Coils. Source pic via Wikimedia Commons Nikola Tesla - The Ascendance of Absolute, Unrivalled Brilliance By Sean Kernan Every generation brings a few one-in-a-billion geniuses.  Nikola Tesla was one of them. He was a full order of magnitude above the line at which genius is defined.  As a child, he [...]

Winter is Coming

2020-06-15T21:30:40+00:00June 15th, 2020|Business, Education, Innovation, Investment|

How small businesses can survive the coming economic downturn By Gary Rohloff founder of Laybuy OPINION: The move to alert level 1 will have seen retailers and small business owners across the country breathe a collective sigh of relief. The further easing of restrictions, and loosening of social distance guidelines, means many will have been [...]

The Māori Trustee, to fund a $10m Top-Up package providing additional financial support for Māori SMEs

2020-06-15T21:30:52+00:00June 15th, 2020|Business, Innovation, Investment|

The Māori Trustee (Te Tumu Paeroa) has established a Top-Up Māori Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, making an additional $10m available for Māori SMEs to meet core operating costs. The Top-Up Loan Scheme will provide further assistance for Māori SMEs impacted by the COVID-19 economic shock to support their immediate cash flow needs and meet [...]

Old vs New Economy

2020-04-24T01:26:14+00:00April 24th, 2020|Business, Education, Innovation, Investment|

This Panui we features among some rumbling what we think is an interesting perspective on no going back to the old economy by Rob Campbell. Rob is an experienced company director and chair of Tourism Holdings, SkyCity Entertainment and Summerset Group.  He’s involved in a small charity in South Auckland that is handing out thousands [...]

Augmenting Your Immunity – Fighting COVID-19

2020-04-08T20:36:29+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

By Peter Diamandis Probably the most important precaution (and treatment) each of us must take is to augment the strength of our immune systems, equipping our body’s natural ability to mount an immune response to the novel Coronavirus. This blog covers two routes to strengthened immunity: Immunotherapy & New Therapeutics Naturally Augmenting Your Immune System And, [...]

Entrepreneurial Leap

2020-04-08T20:36:41+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle|

The Mission:  Help 1,000,000 new entrepreneurs start & succeed Many new entrepreneurs want to know how long it will take to become successful. It is easy, and dangerous, to fall into a “now mentality”. While we hear stories about entrepreneurs building million dollar businesses in just one year, these are rare instances. According to a [...]

Māori Kiwiberry Scholarships

2020-04-08T20:36:53+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi|

The Māori Kiwiberry Scholarship Applications are now open, please pass onto your networks. Māori Kiwifruit Growers Inc (MKGI) in conjunction with Zespri and Plant and Food Research are providing a kiwifruit cultivar development scholarship for one current Māori undergraduate or postgraduate student. The initial scholarship is up to $40,000 and one year’s work experience or [...]

Harbour Navigator – How this could be different to the GFC

2020-04-08T20:37:20+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Digital, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle|

Headlines around COVID-19, outside of Asia, have continued to worsen.  Rising virus cases in Europe and the US, coupled with the oil spat between Russia and Saudi Arabia, have sharply reduced investment sentiment and created pockets of financial stress.  At the time of writing, the US share market is down 27% since its peak, and [...]

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