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Ups & Downs

2020-04-08T20:37:06+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

It seems appropriate that this edition of the Poutama Newsletter says something around but not necessarily about COVID-19. Poutama’s wandering CEO made a visit to Canada just as COVID-19 was starting to spread into North America.  It was interesting to observe the almost panic like mood that started to infect the place with no doubt [...]

The Hood and Co – Artists in a business world

2020-04-08T20:37:34+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Creative, Digital, Export, Fashion, Innovation, Lifestyle|

Written by founders Felicia Brunsting and James Rua (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei) The Hood and Co creates visual content for brands in Aotearoa.  We are committed to the best in storytelling across most platforms through video and photography.  Large commercial brands and agencies have trusted us to create work that has a human connection, memorable and [...]

Carloads – Nurture the Seed

2020-04-08T20:37:48+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Māori tech start-up Carloads is working to transform the way seasonal work is done so it’s “win win” Sometimes the best business ideas are borne out of solving sticky problems.  That’s certainly been the case for Candice Pardy a Ngāi Tāmanuhiri and Ngāti Porou wahine toa.  She left a corporate career in retail and bought a [...]

COVID-19 Support – Māori Business Response

2020-04-08T20:38:02+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Honey, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science, Sport, Tourism|

Māori businesses have a dedicated 0800 helpline to coordinate direct access to specialist advisors who can provide business owners and employers during these difficult times. The 0800 4 POUTAMA (0800 476 882) COVID-19 Māori Business support line for Māori businesses was launched last week to give you direct access to specialist advisors who can provide [...]

New Zealand Agrifood Week 2020

2020-02-27T19:24:06+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Education, Export, Honey, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Sitting at the intersection of agriculture, food and technology, New Zealand AgriFood Week provides a platform for influential thought leaders from all sectors to meet, build relationships and unite for one conversation about the future of food.  New Zealand AgriFood Week 2020 is on 16th-22nd March. The theme for New Zealand AgriFood Week 2020 will [...]

Think like an Entrepreneur

2020-02-27T19:24:20+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle|

Entrepreneurs-in-the-making: Are You Ready to Take the Leap? By Peter Diamandis As an entrepreneur, there’s a lot on the line. Particularly when starting your first business, you face daunting questions: Do I have what it takes?  Is it worth the risk?  Should I really take the leap? For me, being an entrepreneur has been my [...]

ahu Boutique

2020-02-27T19:24:34+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Creative, Fashion, Innovation, Lifestyle|

Adrienne Whitewood - Rongowhakaata Inspired by Māori art and culture, Adrienne takes traditional concepts and with them creates unique print on silhouettes, reflecting her love of decorative design.  Her ethos is all about creating an emotional connection to indigenous design. Sewing from the age of 8 taught by her kuia (grandmother), Adrienne pursued her studies [...]


2020-02-27T19:24:49+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Export, Innovation, Science|

New project explores options for commercialising hemp-derived high-value food products MIHI (Movers in Hemp Innovation) is a collaboration of Māori and non-Māori entities seeking to grow the hemp industry in New Zealand.  The MIHI business cluster has received a $100,000 Māori Food & Beverage Development Grant from the High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge including [...]

NorthWest Shopping Centre

2020-02-27T19:25:04+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Fashion, Innovation, Lifestyle|

NorthWest Shopping Centre: An area positioned for West Auckland growth Located off the North-Western Motorway in Westgate, NorthWest Shopping Centre is nestled in the heart of Auckland's fastest growing region.  The Centre has expansive parking facilities, electric car charging stations, and an on-site car wash. NorthWest Shopping Centre has secured retail favourites as well as [...]

Poutama 2020

2020-02-27T19:25:18+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Honey, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science, Sport, Tourism|

Its been pretty much business as usual as Poutama rolled on from 2019 and into 2020.  We held a team planning session towards the end of January.  The next generation of Poutama babies thoroughly enjoyed the planning session but weren’t too impressed with the KPIs that were set for them!! While we have a few [...]

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