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South Pacific Tourism Exchange 2019

2019-02-13T18:57:25+00:00February 13th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou! New Zealand Māori Tourism and the South Pacific Tourism Organisation are excited to be co-hosting the 2019 South Pacific Tourism Exchange. Date: Thursday 9 and Friday 10 May 2019 Venue: Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand This is an opportunity for Māori tourism enterprises to meet, engage and forge lasting and fruitful [...]

Poutama – Haere Tonu 2019

2019-02-13T18:58:12+00:00February 13th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Honey, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Tourism|

We recently completed the Poutama ‘what can we dream up this year’ session mapping out 2019.  In some aspects it will be a continuation of consolidating and growing a number of ventures that were initiated in 2018.  There is little doubt though that new ventures as well as things we haven’t even thought of yet [...]

Pūhā & Pākehā

2018-12-20T23:50:02+00:00December 20th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Honey, Iwi, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Jarrad & Belinda McKay - Ngāti Mahuta Pūhā & Pākehā started in 2014 when Belinda and Jarrad saw an opportunity to reconnect people with the kai of Aotearoa.  Traditional Māori kai was largely overlooked by the public but with the injection of new cooking styles and modern flavours, people would have a reason to give [...]

MIHI – (Movers In Hemp Innovation)

2018-12-20T23:50:39+00:00December 20th, 2018|Business, Cuisine, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

This article segues nicely with the previous article by long time Poutama client, Garry Sommerville...and it is a long time...Garry has been a Poutama client for close on 30 years.  We well remember when he first took his hot sauce, Kaitaia Fire, to the USA and won a hot sauce competition there. His article shows [...]

Kaitaia Fire

2018-12-20T23:50:56+00:00December 20th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

"FEAR AND POUTAMA IN LAS VEGAS" Garry Sommerville - Ngāpuhi "We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold". (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson) Great first line for a novel, but in our case, not quite true, as the drugs had been [...]

ANZ Insights Report

2018-11-26T21:53:43+00:00November 25th, 2018|Business, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Honey, Lifestyle, Tourism|

ANZ Food & Agri Tourism Report - By Rob Simcic New Zealand has a thriving food and beverage sector and a booming tourism industry and while we have much to be proud of, more can be done to connect the two and realise the opportunities this brings. Our research reveals that over 60% of international travellers [...]

SheEO

2018-11-26T21:54:23+00:00November 25th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle|

SheEO is an initiative whereby 500 women contribute $1100 each to support early stage female entrepreneurs. Each group of 500 women select 5 Ventures who receive a 5 year interest free loan. The contributors are called Activators because the concept is that they are activating their mentorship, their patronage as customers, their support, their advocacy [...]

Port Nicholson Fisheries LP

2018-11-26T21:54:38+00:00November 25th, 2018|Business, Cuisine, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

He kai kei aku ringa for Māori Excellence in Export Port Nicholson Fisheries LP took out the He kai kei aku ringa award for Māori Excellence in Export at the recent New Zealand International Business Awards. Port Nicholson Fisheries is the largest Māori-owned exporter of live lobster.  It is also the largest North Island exporter [...]

Māori food and wine exporters get onto the blockchain

2018-11-26T21:54:53+00:00November 25th, 2018|Business, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle|

What links Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, 11 Māori wine and food businesses, three NZ government organisations and digital transaction system blockchain? The answer is a recently launched initiative to provide wary Chinese online shoppers wanting to buy premium New Zealand goods like honey and wine with a way to be sure the product that arrives [...]

Poutama Toru Tekau

2018-10-11T02:24:47+00:00October 10th, 2018|Business, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Honey, Lifestyle|

On 5th July 2018 Poutama quietly celebrated 30 years of helping to develop and grow Māori business.  This was followed up with a more exuberant celebration held at Te Puia, Rotorua on the 31st August. Around 250 people attended the birthday bash and enjoyed each others company as well as experiencing a taste sensation through [...]

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