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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 [...]

ONYX – Your Teamwear Specialists

2019-02-13T18:57:47+00:00February 13th, 2019|Business, Creative, Education, Export, Fashion, Lifestyle|

Te Rau Brown - Ngati Porou / Rongowhakaata ONYX produces apparel for sports teams and corporate clients.  We provide a range of team wear for a variety of sports including waka ama, rugby, hockey, netball, league, touch, basketball, as well as corporate/off-field wear such as polo shirts, jackets, hoodies, vests, and tracksuits. We utilise a [...]

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 [...]

Curionoir

2018-10-10T02:10:32+00:00September 27th, 2018|Business, Creative, Export, Fashion, Honey, Lifestyle|

Tiffany Jeans - Ngāpuhi Tiffany Jeans has lived a unique life. Born into a family of strong, creative women, and an uncle she believed was a warrior, she grew up immersed in Maori culture. Her memories are of taonga celebrated for their simplicity as much as their complexity, and the discovery of a rich heritage [...]

ReCreate

2018-08-21T03:56:14+00:00August 20th, 2018|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Lifestyle|

Erica Gadsby – Ngāi Tahu ReCreate is a boutique organic and sustainable clothing label designed in New Zealand.  The garments are ethically produced in their sewing centre in Cambodia.  They provide life-changing training and employment opportunities for marginalised people and hope for a better future. ReCreate's sewing centre is located in the disadvantaged community of [...]