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Building a Māori and Crown partnership

2019-09-10T23:18:25+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

Haumaru Kai Aotearoa (New Zealand Food Safety) envisions a future where there is a strong relationship with tangata whenua and Treaty partners – where opportunities for partnership thrive.  Their vision is that New Zealand kai can be trusted by everyone, everywhere. Their strategy is their touchstone for communicating to all – about who they are, [...]

(AR)e You Ready?

2019-09-10T23:18:37+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Augmented Reality is about to add a digital intelligence layer to our every surrounding, transforming retail, manufacturing, education, tourism, real estate, and almost every major industry that holds up our economy today. Just last year, the global VR/AR market hit a value of $814.7 billion, and it is only expected to continue surging at a 63 [...]

The Next Re-bundling Will Be Multi-Media (Video, Music, Games, News)

2019-09-10T23:18:49+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle|

And tech is beating media to the punch By Mike Raab As consumers bemoan the disaggregation of their favourite TV shows from Netflix into Disney+, HBO Max, NBCUniversal, and other streaming apps, it’s worth remembering that in the past 20 years of media, we’ve seen a continual unbundling and re-bundling of content.  For those paying [...]

CL2IMB – Collaborative Leadership 2 Inspire Māori Business

2019-09-10T23:19:01+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Education, Innovation, Investment|

CL2IMB has almost reached the end of the road with only two events left to deliver: CL2IMB Whakatane - this Thursday 12th September at Lightning Hub, 1st Floor, 193-195 The Strand Whakatane; and CL2IMB Hokianga - Friday 11th October at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga, State Highway 12, Omapere (see below for special accommodation [...]

MIHI on the MOVE

2019-09-10T23:19:13+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Science|

We’ve just come off a whirlwind road trip hosting our First Nation whānau, Josh Giesbrecht from the Ojibway Hempire and Chief Edward Roundpoint from the Akwesasne Mowhawks.  Over the latter part of August, MIHI members throughout Te Ika o Māui extended their manaakitanga to our visitors, embracing them with openness and a strong desire to [...]

Miromoda’s decade at NZ Fashion Week

2019-09-10T23:19:25+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Education, Export, Fashion, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Over the past decade, Miromoda has created a unique opportunity for more than 300 budding Maori fashion designers, to enter their annual nationwide competition.  Around 150, as well as six guest designers of other indigenous descent, have received exceptional experience and exposure by appearing in the Miromoda Showcase at NZ Fashion Week. The 2019 reviews [...]

Puku Ora Ltd

2019-09-10T23:19:37+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Erana Blandford - Ngāti Pou, Ngāpuhi Erana Blandford is the Director of Puku Ora Ltd.  A company centred around gut health.  Her business is run from the East Coast Juice Bar in Gisborne where she sells fermented foods and drinks, along with healthy desserts, juices, smoothies, fresh salads, and protein shakes. The focus of the [...]

OCEAN HARVEST

2019-09-10T23:19:50+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Honey, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Seaweed company AgriSea NZ knows a lot about adversity, so perhaps it was par for the course that dairy prices plunged just as the business reins were handed to the founders’ kids. Pasture and animal nutrition for the dairy industry was a mainstay of the Paeroa-based business, so the 2015 dairy downturn was a gut [...]

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 [...]

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