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Perceptions of Asia from a Te Ao Māori Perspective

2019-04-09T06:31:40+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

New research finds a strong sense of cultural connection between Te Ao Māori and Asia  Māori have an edge when it comes to engagement with Asia – and there’s potential for ties to be further strengthened, finds a new survey from the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono. The report, Perceptions of Asia and [...]

Bankers beware: Fintechs aim at chunk of SME lending

2019-04-09T06:31:54+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Export, Investment|

It’s been a long time coming, but New Zealand SMEs looking for business loans are at last starting to see options that don’t involve filling out a 20-page bank form, waiting weeks and putting their home on the line. The buzzword is 'fintech' - technology companies using digital information to make people’s financial life easier. [...]

Te mautere motuhake o Aotea

2019-04-09T06:32:10+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Honey, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Written by Missy Armstrong Aotea – otherwise known as Great Barrier Island is located north of the Coromandel Peninsula, roughly 90km from downtown Auckland.  It has an area of 285 square kilometre with approximately 60% of the island being public land managed by the Department of Conservation.  The island has no reticulated water, power or [...]

Vaka Interactiv

2019-02-13T18:57:36+00:00February 13th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Lifestyle|

Job Description - Technical Lead About the Role We’re looking for a talented Technical Lead with Full Stack Developer/Engineering experience of 5+ years.  This role is not for the faint of heart as we require someone who is ready to take charge of our development and hit the ground running. Experience in front end and back [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Vaka Interactiv – Software Engineer Position

2018-11-26T21:54:12+00:00November 25th, 2018|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Lifestyle|

Company Profile:  At Vaka Interactiv we live in the future of cultural storytelling tech.  For us, it’s all about deep impact and high engagement - creating tech products that enable people to gain sight into a culture other than their own. Culture Lens is the worlds first cultural storytelling portrait that allows people to engage with the storytellers themselves.  Its [...]

Vaka Interactiv

2018-11-26T21:53:58+00:00November 25th, 2018|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Lifestyle|

Vaka Interactiv is a New Zealand owned tech company formed in 2016 with a vision to connect people to culture through deep, engaging and magical storytelling. The company is currently run by three co-founders, Jesse Armstrong, Andrea Fua and Jaemen Busby who are all of Māori and Pacific descent.  Initially from South Auckland, the team [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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