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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 [...]

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 [...]

ahu Boutique

2020-02-27T19:24:34+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Creative, Fashion, Innovation, Lifestyle|

Adrienne Whitewood - Rongowhakaata Inspired by Māori art and culture, Adrienne takes traditional concepts and with them creates unique print on silhouettes, reflecting her love of decorative design.  Her ethos is all about creating an emotional connection to indigenous design. Sewing from the age of 8 taught by her kuia (grandmother), Adrienne pursued her studies [...]

NorthWest Shopping Centre

2020-02-27T19:25:04+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Fashion, Innovation, Lifestyle|

NorthWest Shopping Centre: An area positioned for West Auckland growth Located off the North-Western Motorway in Westgate, NorthWest Shopping Centre is nestled in the heart of Auckland's fastest growing region.  The Centre has expansive parking facilities, electric car charging stations, and an on-site car wash. NorthWest Shopping Centre has secured retail favourites as well as [...]

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 [...]

Miromoda’s decade at NZ Fashion Week

2019-09-10T23:19:25+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Education, Export, Fashion, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Over the past decade, Miromoda has created a unique opportunity for more than 300 budding Maori fashion designers, to enter their annual nationwide competition.  Around 150, as well as six guest designers of other indigenous descent, have received exceptional experience and exposure by appearing in the Miromoda Showcase at NZ Fashion Week. The 2019 reviews [...]

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 [...]

Kāhui Māori Fashion Collective – China Hīkoi

2019-05-15T21:44:50+00:00May 14th, 2019|Business, Creative, Education, Export, Fashion, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Written by Missy Armstrong, Poutama Business Adviser “The NZ Fashion industry can be extremely isolating and is not known for kindness and sharing, I wanted to have a go at changing that culture” Kiri Nathan.  Following the success of the China Hīkoi 2017, Kiri Nathan led a second delegation of 8 emerging Māori fashion brands [...]

Nichola

2019-04-09T06:32:26+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Export, Fashion, Investment, Lifestyle|

Nichola Te Kiri - Tūhoe Creative extraordinaire, entrepreneur and founder/owner of Nichola – Contemporary Māori Designs from Aotearoa, Nichola Te Kiri has fast established a reputation for herself as an outstanding talent throughout New Zealand and beyond. Passionate about all facets of design, she expresses her exceptional gift and skill in jewellery, fashion, mixed media [...]

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