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7 Trends that Should Shape Consumer-Centric Strategies in China – Mark Tanner

2019-08-14T00:33:17+00:00August 13th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Innovation, Lifestyle|

To mark seven years of writing the Skinny Newsletter, we’ve put together seven key trends which we believe are important to consider when marketing to Chinese consumers.  These are trends that we have seen forming through researching for and writing the newsletter every week since 2012, in addition to the projects that we’ve worked on with [...]

DiscoveryCamp 2020

2019-08-14T00:33:49+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Science|

Experience science in a fun, hands-on environment and work with some of New Zealand's top researchers! Hosted by the MacDiarmid Institute, DiscoveryCamp is a week-long science camp for current year 12 and 13 Māori and Pasifika students with a genuine passion for the sciences. Start:  Jan 12, 2020 End:  Jan 17, 2020 Venue:  Two options: [...]

Abundance Insider

2019-08-14T00:33:59+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

How Alipay Users Planted 100M Trees in China Alibaba’s Alipay (one of China’s two dominant mobile payment platforms) has enabled users to plant 100 million trees to date via its “Ant Forest” mini-program.  Since the program’s launch in 2016, over 500 million Alipay users have joined, earning “green energy” points in exchange for eco-friendly decisions, such as [...]

Inside the coming solar panel revolution

2019-08-14T00:34:10+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Investment, Science|

Black, bendable, lightweight and cheap: inside the coming solar panel revolution When it comes to solar panels, the future is flexible.  Vanessa Young discovers how a MacDiarmid project is unlocking the possibilities of a new generation of solar cell technology. When we imagine solar panels, we think of hard rectangle frames, sitting upright on roofs, [...]

Electric Vehicles Competitive Advantage

2019-07-10T09:00:49+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

In ten years, you will not own a car.....Peter Diamandis The era of the internal combustion engine (ICE) car is ending.  We may have reached “peak ICE” production this past year. From here on out, it’s all about electric vehicles and autonomous ride-sharing, and the implications for society and the automotive industry are HUGE. Don’t [...]

China Skinny

2019-07-10T09:01:18+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Lifestyle|

Understanding the Chinese social media & e-commerce space One of the giveaways of a newbie to China is the bafflement about being unable to access Google, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Twitter - unless they're chewing through their data roaming quotas or have planned ahead with a VPN.  It quickly becomes apparent that China's digital ecosystem [...]

Tuhi Stationery

2019-07-10T09:01:47+00:00July 8th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Lifestyle|

Geneva Harrison (Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri), Michelle Tibble (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Te Arawa) & Karen Te ō Kahurangi Waaka-Tibble (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Tūhourangi-Wahiao, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pukeko) Tuhi Stationery celebrates their 1 year anniversary in September and what a year its been! The three wahine behind Tuhi Stationery were unsure how their bi-lingual range of [...]

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 [...]

Poutama Whānau Update

2019-06-05T12:31:09+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Digital, Education, Export, Investment, Lifestyle|

Some of the Poutama whānau have been with the organisation a long long time.....and during that time a generation of kids have grown up knowing only that their Mums and Dads have worked at Poutama.  They’ve lived, breathed and heard all the stories about Poutama as they’ve moved through their life stages from babies to [...]

Tourism New Zealand announce new Chair & Deputy

2019-05-14T20:52:45+00:00May 14th, 2019|Business, Digital, Export, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis has announced the appointment of Jamie Tuuta as Chair of the Tourism New Zealand Board and Roger Sharp as Deputy Chair.  The appointments were announced at the inaugural Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards at Parliament last night. Board Chair, Jamie Tuuta Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen England Hall [...]

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