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Harbour Navigator – How this could be different to the GFC

2020-04-08T20:37:20+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Digital, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle|

Headlines around COVID-19, outside of Asia, have continued to worsen.  Rising virus cases in Europe and the US, coupled with the oil spat between Russia and Saudi Arabia, have sharply reduced investment sentiment and created pockets of financial stress.  At the time of writing, the US share market is down 27% since its peak, and [...]

The Hood and Co – Artists in a business world

2020-04-08T20:37:34+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Creative, Digital, Export, Fashion, Innovation, Lifestyle|

Written by founders Felicia Brunsting and James Rua (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei) The Hood and Co creates visual content for brands in Aotearoa.  We are committed to the best in storytelling across most platforms through video and photography.  Large commercial brands and agencies have trusted us to create work that has a human connection, memorable and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

AI & Shopping – A New Retail Era

2019-12-16T19:02:44+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

By Peter Diamandis AI and broadband are eating retail for breakfast.  In the first half of 2019, we’ve seen 19 retailer bankruptcies.  And the retail apocalypse is only accelerating. What’s coming next is astounding… Why drive when you can speak?  Revenue from products purchased via voice commands is expected to quadruple from today’s US$2 billion [...]

Accelerating the next generation of Māori start-ups

2019-12-16T19:02:57+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Digital, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle, Science|

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is searching for future entrepreneurs and innovators to take part in Kōkiri – a Māori business accelerator programme.  Applications for the next programme intake are open now. Launched in 2018, Kōkiri is a joint programme between Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Callaghan Innovation – New Zealand’s innovation agency.  Ventures with tech-based [...]

Nest Architectural Design

2019-12-16T19:03:25+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle|

Tim Smith – Ngāti Ranginui Nest Architectural Design provides a comprehensive design service for residential homes, both new builds and alterations to existing buildings. Based in Feilding they work primarily on mid-range properties in the Manawatū-Whanganui region.  Their service spans from initial concept design through to the completion of working drawings to obtaining Building Consent. [...]

Entrepreneurship Is More Than Being a Founder

2019-10-10T03:16:57+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

It’s an approach to life (feature photo - by Lucas Clarysse on Unsplash) The word entrepreneurship is drastically misunderstood. It is often thought that entrepreneurs are superior or a higher breed of human being. They are not. Entrepreneurs are associated with starting companies and all things business. This association explains about 1% of what entrepreneurship [...]

Grass Roots – Rua Bio-science

2019-10-10T02:31:24+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

New name and new board for high-flying cannabis company One of the most recognisable names in the Kiwi cannabis industry has changed. Hikurangi Cannabis has rebranded to Rua Bioscience as it turns to focus on the growing opportunity in the global cannabis market. The company’s original name was derived from the umbrella group Hikurangi Enterprises, [...]

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