Te Ara Mātai Kai – The Road to Food Innovation

2019-11-11T21:17:00+00:00November 11th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Honey, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle|

Date:               Friday 29 November 2019 Location:       Auckland Time:              8:30am – 4:00pm Cost:               $40pp (includes lunch at Villa Maria) Register:        missy@poutama.co.nz Registrations close 18 November.  Get in quick as there are only a few more spaces left - limited to 10. This full day Food & Beverage hīkoi will inform, inspire and connect businesses that [...]

MWDI Māori Business Women Awards 2019

2019-11-11T21:18:39+00:00November 11th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle|

NZ Fashion Designer wins MWDI Māori Business Women Awards 2019 With a vision to deliver Māori fashion in cultural and business excellence, Kiri Nathan was announced the Māori Business Woman of the Year for 2019 at the MWDI Māori Business Women Awards last month in Rotorua. The Kiri Nathan label produces lifestyle and bespoke fashion, [...]


2019-11-11T21:19:44+00:00November 11th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle|

CL2IMB the brainchild of effervescent Poutama Business Development Manager, Missy Armstrong, recently held its final hui at Omapere, Hokianga.  Started in 2017 the CL2IMB hui have been held throughout Aotearoa from Invercargill to Kaitaia and many places in between. A whānau of sponsors have pretty much come along with the CL2IMB programme during its entirety [...]


2019-11-11T21:18:53+00:00November 11th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Iwi-run South Taranaki business working with BurgerFuel franchise - Jane Matthews A small South Taranaki iwi-run business is supplying its futuristic food to a nationwide boutique burger chain's new menu. Waverley-based Kaitahi - the Native Superfood Company is providing BurgerFuel with pūhā, a green leafy vegetable native to New Zealand, and nutrient-filled smoothie drops for two [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]

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