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Hirshberg Entrepreneurship Institute

2019-08-14T00:33:27+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Innovation|

Join US Natural Products Industry Experts for the 3rd NZ Annual Hirshberg Entrepreneurship Institute training 19-20 November, 2019. The programme offers business leaders practical, hands-on advice about financing, sales, marketing, eComm, organisational challenges, finding personal balance, managing change, and key concerns that are fundamental to growing an enterprise in today's competitive marketplace. The last two programmes have enabled [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Changes to Poutama Grant Eligibility

2019-07-10T09:02:03+00:00July 8th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

As from Thursday 1st August some major changes will take place to the Poutama grant eligibility criteria. Firstly the required turnover amount of $60,000 will double and go up to $120,000.  Analysis of the average turnover of applicants is that 70% have a turnover of $300,000 so we do not think that raising the turnover [...]

WAIŪ DAIRY

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 [...]

Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga

2019-04-09T06:31:15+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Export, Honey, Lifestyle|

Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga, High-Value Nutrition (HVN), is the National Science Challenge growing the science excellence and knowledge New Zealand needs to create and deliver food to the world that people choose to stay healthy and well. We do this by working in partnership with the New Zealand Food and Beverage (F&B) industry and [...]

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 [...]

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