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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 [...]

Winter Creations Ltd

2018-11-26T21:55:08+00:00November 25th, 2018|Business, Creative, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

By Marcus Winter - The Sand Man WHAT MOTIVATED YOU? I've always had a love of art, the challenging part has been – how do you make a living from it? Part of the inspiration began when I saw street artists creating amazing artworks in minutes - and the art sold instantly!  People loved not only [...]

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 [...]

Māori enterprise study identifies support gaps

2018-10-10T02:07:22+00:00September 28th, 2018|Business, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Investment|

With the Māori economy estimated to be worth at least $42 billion, developing strategies to support Māori entrepreneurs is a priority for economic development agencies around New Zealand. A new report from the Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre and Te Au Rangahau, Massey University’s Māori Business and Leadership Centre, explores the financial capability of Māori entrepreneurs.  [...]

Tā Koha launch

2018-10-10T02:07:43+00:00September 28th, 2018|Business, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Honey, Lifestyle|

Last month we profiled Tā Koha and gave an overview of what crowdfunding is, so this month we wanted to celebrate the launch of Tā Koha which happened at the end of August. Tā Koha is a crowdfunding platform and supportive education programme co-created by Māori Women’s Development and PledgeMe.  The launch was a gathering that marked [...]

Snowball Effect

2018-10-10T02:08:18+00:00September 28th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Investment, Lifestyle|

Who is Snowball Effect? Snowball Effect is a New Zealand owned company that was launched in 2014 with the goal of making capital raising more efficient for companies, and investing more accessible for investors.  Snowball Effect’s vision is to see a New Zealand economy fuelled by high growth businesses, and in its first 4 years [...]

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