2019-11-11T21:18:53+00:00November 11th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Iwi-run South Taranaki business working with BurgerFuel franchise - Jane Matthews A small South Taranaki iwi-run business is supplying its futuristic food to a nationwide boutique burger chain's new menu. Waverley-based Kaitahi - the Native Superfood Company is providing BurgerFuel with pūhā, a green leafy vegetable native to New Zealand, and nutrient-filled smoothie drops for two [...]

Akiwa – HoopNation

2019-11-11T21:20:00+00:00November 11th, 2019|Business, Education, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle, Sport|

HoopNation began as an idea between two friends who wanted to create something that they saw was missing from the basketball calendar.  The agreement was that if they were going to invest their time into something then 'It had to be big'.  Nine months later and numerous conversations where dreaming and imagining were encouraged, the [...]

HSB Government Relations

2019-11-11T21:20:15+00:00November 11th, 2019|Business, Education, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Holly Suzanne Bennett - Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao It took just one conversation to change the trajectory of my life. “Why don’t you turn that into a business?” - Pāpa “That’s weird.” - Tamāhine “It’s weird that you think that’s weird.” - Pāpa And just like that a government relations firm was founded. [...]

Rakau Toa Tree Specialists

2019-11-11T21:20:31+00:00November 11th, 2019|Business, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle|

Emerson & Katrina Kopae - Te Arawa Rakau Toa - Tree Specialists was founded by owner operators, husband and wife team Emerson and Katrina Kopae in 2017.  Originally from Rotorua but now based in Hamilton, Rakau Toa provides a range of arborist services to both domestic and commercial clients, including emergency work. Passionate about everything [...]

Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival 2019

2019-10-10T03:17:41+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

RIFF grows in its second year Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival organisers are blown away by the response to the festival in its second year. Piripi Curtis, one of the festival's three directors, said some of the events during the festival doubled or tripled in size compared with last year. The festival was created by award-winning [...]

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, [...]

The Foodbowl

2019-10-10T02:29:53+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

If you’re developing a new Food & Beverage product or want to add to your existing range, the FoodBowl could be the place that can help out with new product development (NPD). The FoodBowl is an open access food innovation and manufacturing facility located in Auckland and is part of the wider NZ Food Innovation [...]

Impact Investing

2019-10-10T02:29:25+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

IMPACT INVESTING SET FOR EXPONENTIAL GROWTH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND - NEW RIAA REPORT A pioneering new report from the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) shows that investments that deliver measurable, positive social and environmental impact are set to grow exponentially in Aotearoa New Zealand over coming years. 99 investors – accounting for more than [...]

RJ’s Southern Roadie

2019-10-10T02:28:37+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Towards the end of September I joined a road trip with Poutama client, Richard Clarke from Ice Solutions Ltd and Khoa Nguyen a Director for Rangitane commercial entity, Tū Mai Rā Investments (TMRI). All three businesses are involved in a joint solar energy venture, Tū Mai Rā Solar. The purpose of the roadie was to [...]

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