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NZ scientists excited by the promise of hemp crops

2020-07-09T20:37:16+00:00June 15th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Science|

Braden Fastier/Stuff NZ scientists excited by the promise of hemp crops By Glenda Lewis We soon got used to cooking and eating exotic proteins and grains like chickpeas, couscous and quinoa.  Now, attention has turned to hemp in the search for other productive, environmentally friendly food crops. Hemp has had a slightly shady image, which [...]

Kiwi Holiday Club

2020-06-15T21:31:03+00:00June 15th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Innovation, Lifestyle, Tourism|

With the country closed to international tourists and the call for Kiwis to get out and about to experience the beauty of Aotearoa and its people, the old adage of don’t leave home until you’ve seen the county is ringing out loud and clear. The Kiwi Holiday Club is a brand new venture with big [...]

Māori Kiwiberry Scholarships

2020-04-08T20:36:53+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi|

The Māori Kiwiberry Scholarship Applications are now open, please pass onto your networks. Māori Kiwifruit Growers Inc (MKGI) in conjunction with Zespri and Plant and Food Research are providing a kiwifruit cultivar development scholarship for one current Māori undergraduate or postgraduate student. The initial scholarship is up to $40,000 and one year’s work experience or [...]

Ups & Downs

2020-04-08T20:37:06+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

It seems appropriate that this edition of the Poutama Newsletter says something around but not necessarily about COVID-19. Poutama’s wandering CEO made a visit to Canada just as COVID-19 was starting to spread into North America.  It was interesting to observe the almost panic like mood that started to infect the place with no doubt [...]

Carloads – Nurture the Seed

2020-04-08T20:37:48+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Māori tech start-up Carloads is working to transform the way seasonal work is done so it’s “win win” Sometimes the best business ideas are borne out of solving sticky problems.  That’s certainly been the case for Candice Pardy a Ngāi Tāmanuhiri and Ngāti Porou wahine toa.  She left a corporate career in retail and bought a [...]

COVID-19 Support – Māori Business Response

2020-04-08T20:38:02+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Honey, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science, Sport, Tourism|

Māori businesses have a dedicated 0800 helpline to coordinate direct access to specialist advisors who can provide business owners and employers during these difficult times. The 0800 4 POUTAMA (0800 476 882) COVID-19 Māori Business support line for Māori businesses was launched last week to give you direct access to specialist advisors who can provide [...]

New Zealand Agrifood Week 2020

2020-02-27T19:24:06+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Education, Export, Honey, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Sitting at the intersection of agriculture, food and technology, New Zealand AgriFood Week provides a platform for influential thought leaders from all sectors to meet, build relationships and unite for one conversation about the future of food.  New Zealand AgriFood Week 2020 is on 16th-22nd March. The theme for New Zealand AgriFood Week 2020 will [...]

MIHI keeps MOVING

2020-02-27T19:24:49+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Export, Innovation, Science|

New project explores options for commercialising hemp-derived high-value food products MIHI (Movers in Hemp Innovation) is a collaboration of Māori and non-Māori entities seeking to grow the hemp industry in New Zealand.  The MIHI business cluster has received a $100,000 Māori Food & Beverage Development Grant from the High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge including [...]

NorthWest Shopping Centre

2020-02-27T19:25:04+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Fashion, Innovation, Lifestyle|

NorthWest Shopping Centre: An area positioned for West Auckland growth Located off the North-Western Motorway in Westgate, NorthWest Shopping Centre is nestled in the heart of Auckland's fastest growing region.  The Centre has expansive parking facilities, electric car charging stations, and an on-site car wash. NorthWest Shopping Centre has secured retail favourites as well as [...]

Poutama 2020

2020-02-27T19:25:18+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Honey, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science, Sport, Tourism|

Its been pretty much business as usual as Poutama rolled on from 2019 and into 2020.  We held a team planning session towards the end of January.  The next generation of Poutama babies thoroughly enjoyed the planning session but weren’t too impressed with the KPIs that were set for them!! While we have a few [...]

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