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Perceptions of Asia from a Te Ao Māori Perspective

2019-04-09T06:31:40+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

New research finds a strong sense of cultural connection between Te Ao Māori and Asia  Māori have an edge when it comes to engagement with Asia – and there’s potential for ties to be further strengthened, finds a new survey from the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono. The report, Perceptions of Asia and [...]

Bankers beware: Fintechs aim at chunk of SME lending

2019-04-09T06:31:54+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Export, Investment|

It’s been a long time coming, but New Zealand SMEs looking for business loans are at last starting to see options that don’t involve filling out a 20-page bank form, waiting weeks and putting their home on the line. The buzzword is 'fintech' - technology companies using digital information to make people’s financial life easier. [...]

Te mautere motuhake o Aotea

2019-04-09T06:32:10+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Honey, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Written by Missy Armstrong Aotea – otherwise known as Great Barrier Island is located north of the Coromandel Peninsula, roughly 90km from downtown Auckland.  It has an area of 285 square kilometre with approximately 60% of the island being public land managed by the Department of Conservation.  The island has no reticulated water, power or [...]

Nichola

2019-04-09T06:32:26+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Export, Fashion, Investment, Lifestyle|

Nichola Te Kiri - Tūhoe Creative extraordinaire, entrepreneur and founder/owner of Nichola – Contemporary Māori Designs from Aotearoa, Nichola Te Kiri has fast established a reputation for herself as an outstanding talent throughout New Zealand and beyond. Passionate about all facets of design, she expresses her exceptional gift and skill in jewellery, fashion, mixed media [...]

New Zealand Agrifood Week 2019

2019-03-12T02:34:54+00:00March 11th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Export, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle|

New Zealand AgriFood Week kicks off this week in Manawatū.  It creates an important and unique platform for New Zealand’s primary industries to convene. It is the only week-long extravaganza that celebrates, showcases and develops the meeting of food, agriculture and technology across the breadth of New Zealand’s primary food sectors. With multiple events hosted within the week, there is something for everyone; from farmers and growers, [...]

WREDA Excellence in Māori Export

2019-03-12T02:35:15+00:00March 11th, 2019|Business, Creative, Education, Export, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Poutama is supporting WREDA (Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency) in getting the word out about the WREDA Excellence in Māori Export Award as part of the ExportNZ ASB Wellington Export Awards 2019. The WREDA Excellence in Māori Export Award recognises Māori business contribution to the New Zealand export economy; the approach, values and tikanga that underpin [...]

Te Putea Whakatupu Trust

2019-03-12T02:35:06+00:00March 11th, 2019|Business, Education, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

New Educational Fund for Taitamariki (13-24yrs old) Launches Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust is excited to announce the opening of applications for their inaugural Taitamariki Development Fund. The Taitamariki Development Fund has been created to support taitamariki realise their educational aspirations and has been purposely designed to support young Māori between the ages of 13 years and [...]

The Specialist Ltd

2019-03-12T02:39:00+00:00March 11th, 2019|Business, Education, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Thomas & Mel Rika, Ngāti Whakaue The Specialist Limited is a whanau owned tree felling business established in 2015.  The business is based around the wealth of experience and expertise brought by owners Tom and Mel. They focus on delivering to the highest standard, ensuring safety and quality are not comprised in any way.  They [...]

Indigenous Bloom

2019-03-12T02:39:26+00:00March 11th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Export, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

On a recent ski adventure to Canada, Richard the resident Poutama vagabond took time out to spend a day with First Nations entrepreneur, Robert Louie.  Robert and his wife Bernice are from the Westbank First Nation in Kelowna, British Columbia.  Both are strongly linked to their ancestral lands where they’ve established their home and raised [...]

Awhi Farms Ruapehu Angus

2019-03-12T02:39:37+00:00March 11th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Atihau-Whanganui Incorporation (Awhi) have partnered with the Foodchain after recently launching their high quality beef products in Auckland.  The beef products will be distributed to high end restaurants across the city. The taste and quality of Awhi beef is a result of their paddock-to-plate philosophy, with each animal traceable to the farm where it was [...]

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