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Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival 2019

2019-10-10T03:17:41+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

RIFF grows in its second year Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival organisers are blown away by the response to the festival in its second year. Piripi Curtis, one of the festival's three directors, said some of the events during the festival doubled or tripled in size compared with last year. The festival was created by award-winning [...]

Building a Māori and Crown partnership

2019-09-10T23:18:25+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

Haumaru Kai Aotearoa (New Zealand Food Safety) envisions a future where there is a strong relationship with tangata whenua and Treaty partners – where opportunities for partnership thrive.  Their vision is that New Zealand kai can be trusted by everyone, everywhere. Their strategy is their touchstone for communicating to all – about who they are, [...]

MIHI on the MOVE

2019-09-10T23:19:13+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Science|

We’ve just come off a whirlwind road trip hosting our First Nation whānau, Josh Giesbrecht from the Ojibway Hempire and Chief Edward Roundpoint from the Akwesasne Mowhawks.  Over the latter part of August, MIHI members throughout Te Ika o Māui extended their manaakitanga to our visitors, embracing them with openness and a strong desire to [...]

Puku Ora Ltd

2019-09-10T23:19:37+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Erana Blandford - Ngāti Pou, Ngāpuhi Erana Blandford is the Director of Puku Ora Ltd.  A company centred around gut health.  Her business is run from the East Coast Juice Bar in Gisborne where she sells fermented foods and drinks, along with healthy desserts, juices, smoothies, fresh salads, and protein shakes. The focus of the [...]

OCEAN HARVEST

2019-09-10T23:19:50+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Honey, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Seaweed company AgriSea NZ knows a lot about adversity, so perhaps it was par for the course that dairy prices plunged just as the business reins were handed to the founders’ kids. Pasture and animal nutrition for the dairy industry was a mainstay of the Paeroa-based business, so the 2015 dairy downturn was a gut [...]

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 [...]

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