Abundance Insider

2019-08-14T00:33:59+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

How Alipay Users Planted 100M Trees in China Alibaba’s Alipay (one of China’s two dominant mobile payment platforms) has enabled users to plant 100 million trees to date via its “Ant Forest” mini-program.  Since the program’s launch in 2016, over 500 million Alipay users have joined, earning “green energy” points in exchange for eco-friendly decisions, such as [...]

Inside the coming solar panel revolution

2019-08-14T00:34:10+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Investment, Science|

Black, bendable, lightweight and cheap: inside the coming solar panel revolution When it comes to solar panels, the future is flexible.  Vanessa Young discovers how a MacDiarmid project is unlocking the possibilities of a new generation of solar cell technology. When we imagine solar panels, we think of hard rectangle frames, sitting upright on roofs, [...]

Tū Mai Rā Solar & Ice Solutions

2019-08-14T00:34:23+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Tū Mai Rā Solar & Ice Solutions (TMRSIS) is made up of Ice Solutions Ltd, Tū Mai Rā Investments LP & Poutama. The TMRSIS team have just returned from a week in Vietnam consolidating their partnership with Solar BK, a Vietnam-based solar company.  The visit unraveled a plethora of opportunities and while Solar BK opened [...]

NZ Chefs Conference & dinner

2019-08-14T00:34:35+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Innovation|

The National Chef’s Conference was an event not-to-be-missed by any foodie wanting to experience what the Manawatū food and hospitality industry has to offer. Held over the second weekend of July across multiple venues, it was the NZ Chefs Associations first visit to Palmerston North thanks to the support of Palmerston North City Council, CEDA, [...]

The Māori Kitchen

2019-08-14T00:34:47+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Rewi Spraggon - Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Maniapoto Rewi Spraggon aka the Hangi Master is a man of many hidden talents: chef, artist, storyteller, musician, broadcaster and carver.  Many people know Rewi from his television shows Maara Kai, Kai Time on the Road and Hāngī Pit Masters but few know that he designed the logo for [...]

EDNZ, Cluster Development in Action

2019-07-10T09:00:20+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Education, Innovation|

Ifor Ffowcs-Williams - Course Content Cluster development is a centre-stage strategy across Europe and now in Australia and Canada, with regions identifying and focusing on their smart specialisations. This EDNZ one-day training course introduces the practicalities of regional cluster development in today’s global environment.  The What? and The Why? of cluster development will be covered, [...]

Electric Vehicles Competitive Advantage

2019-07-10T09:00:49+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

In ten years, you will not own a car.....Peter Diamandis The era of the internal combustion engine (ICE) car is ending.  We may have reached “peak ICE” production this past year. From here on out, it’s all about electric vehicles and autonomous ride-sharing, and the implications for society and the automotive industry are HUGE. Don’t [...]

China Skinny

2019-07-10T09:01:18+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Lifestyle|

Understanding the Chinese social media & e-commerce space One of the giveaways of a newbie to China is the bafflement about being unable to access Google, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Twitter - unless they're chewing through their data roaming quotas or have planned ahead with a VPN.  It quickly becomes apparent that China's digital ecosystem [...]

Ngaruawahia to Silicon Valley

2019-07-10T09:01:33+00:00July 8th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Investment, Lifestyle|

A Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm run by a Māori boy from Ngaruawahia looks for agri-tech solutions to global problems.  Yes Arama Kukutai has had an interesting journey since he first crossed paths with Poutama back in the mid-90s. With apocalyptic mid-century climate scenarios abounding and likely to scare the bejesus out of the most hardened [...]

Tuhi Stationery

2019-07-10T09:01:47+00:00July 8th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Lifestyle|

Geneva Harrison (Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri), Michelle Tibble (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Te Arawa) & Karen Te ō Kahurangi Waaka-Tibble (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Tūhourangi-Wahiao, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pukeko) Tuhi Stationery celebrates their 1 year anniversary in September and what a year its been! The three wahine behind Tuhi Stationery were unsure how their bi-lingual range of [...]

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