/Creative

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 [...]

Kāhui Māori Fashion Collective – China Hīkoi

2019-05-15T21:44:50+00:00May 14th, 2019|Business, Creative, Education, Export, Fashion, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Written by Missy Armstrong, Poutama Business Adviser “The NZ Fashion industry can be extremely isolating and is not known for kindness and sharing, I wanted to have a go at changing that culture” Kiri Nathan.  Following the success of the China Hīkoi 2017, Kiri Nathan led a second delegation of 8 emerging Māori fashion brands [...]

Whare PR

2019-04-09T06:32:38+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Export, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle|

Bridgette Tapsell - Ngāti Whakaue me Ngāti Pikiao ōku hapu, (He uri o Ngāti Raukawa) The time was right for Aotearoa to have a Māori-focused PR agency, says Bridgette Tapsell, owner of the newly launched Whare PR. After 15 years managing and owning Village PR, Bridgette opened Whare PR creating a sister brand to Village that [...]

Sojourning in North America

2019-04-09T06:32:51+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

They say that travel helps to broaden the mind (and the stomach) and that’s exactly what was experienced during a sojourn through various parts of North America. Arriving in Los Angeles with the crew from Waiū Dairy along with Mana Kai Honey we attended the Natural Products West Expo held in Anaheim, California.  The annual five-day [...]

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 [...]

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