Creative Landscapes

2019-06-05T09:04:09+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Creative, Lifestyle|

Phil Proebstel – Ngāti Apa Creative Landscapes is a local landscape contracting business based in Palmerston North.  They have been providing paving and landscaping solutions across the Manawatū region since it began operating in 1988. Owned and operated by Phil & Leanne Proebstel, they have remained with the business from its inception and have developed [...]

Kiwi Motorhomes

2019-06-05T09:11:56+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Education, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Leon & Varnier Heikell - Ngāti Porou ‘Having been blessed with the ability to work side by side we always knew we wanted to be in business together again’. I was constantly saying to my Darling (Varnier), ‘honey we need to develop another business together again, we work well together, we can do it’. As [...]


2019-06-05T09:51:15+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

What a little inspiration, collaboration and follow through can do Dr Jason Mika – Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Whakatōhea & Ngāti Kahungunu (Indigenous Entrepreneurship Researcher) In the sun-soaked shadow of Mt Pūtauaki on a crisp clear autumn morning, the world was introduced to Waiū Dairy, a mutli-purpose (conventional & organic milk), multi-function, geothermally powered dairy [...]

Movement with MIHI

2019-06-05T09:37:55+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Poutama is embarking on its largest collaborative effort ever, pulling together 26 Māori and non-Māori businesses as well as two Canadian First Nations businesses under the umbrella of MIHI (Movers In Hemp Innovation).  MIHI could even get larger with more businesses expressing interest in joining along with further First Nation and Native American involvement.  And [...]

Māori and Vietnamese companies launch international solar solutions

2019-06-05T11:05:08+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Education, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Photo: Keepa Digital - Tū Mai Rā Solar Solutions panels “Where would you find three Māori businesses and a Vietnamese company offering international solar solutions?" asked Darrin Apanui, General Manager of Tū Mai Rā Investments. In Gisborne, also appropriately known as the ‘first place in the world to see the sun.’ Tū Mai Rā [...]

Poutama Whānau Update

2019-06-05T12:31:09+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Digital, Education, Export, Investment, Lifestyle|

Some of the Poutama whānau have been with the organisation a long long time.....and during that time a generation of kids have grown up knowing only that their Mums and Dads have worked at Poutama.  They’ve lived, breathed and heard all the stories about Poutama as they’ve moved through their life stages from babies to [...]

Poutama Trust – Te Tīmatatanga

2019-06-05T12:40:57+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Education, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Poutama Trust marked its 30th anniversary in 2018 with a hākari that celebrated its continued existence, various achievements and acknowledged the contributions of past and current clients, staff and board members.  This article takes a look at some of the background to Poutama Trust’s establishment in 1988 by the Crown, how and why it came [...]

EMA – Employers Forum Invite

2019-05-14T20:51:33+00:00May 14th, 2019|Business, Education, Export, Investment, Lifestyle|

AN INTERACTIVE SESSION ADDRESSING KEY EMPLOYMENT MATTERS A FREE EVENT - ROTORUA - Click here for full details and to register DATE: Wednesday 22 May 2019 TIME: 10am – 12pm LOCATION: Distinction Hotel, 390 Fenton Street, Rotorua ROOM: Cards Room (Sala Street side) Local Attraction - Brent Macdonald, MSD Hear about the latest services and resources [...]

Westpac Business Growth Grants 2019

2019-05-14T20:51:57+00:00May 14th, 2019|Business, Education, Investment, Lifestyle|

DO YOU WANT TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? Westpac Business Growth Grants are back for the 5th year.   Applications now open. The Westpac Business Growth Grants are part of Westpac's way of helping upcoming Kiwi businesses reach their potential. If you have ideas and a clear plan to grow your business, then Westpac want to help.  It [...]

Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work

2019-05-14T20:52:25+00:00May 14th, 2019|Business, Education, Investment, Lifestyle|

Mana in Mahi offers wage subsidy to employers Employers can receive a wage subsidy to help with the cost of hiring a young person and supporting them to learn new skills and gain qualifications through the Ministry of Social Development Mana in Mahi initiative. “Mana in Mahi provides financial support through a wage subsidy paid for 12 [...]

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