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Poutama – Haere Tonu 2019

2019-02-13T18:58:12+00:00February 13th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Honey, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Tourism|

We recently completed the Poutama ‘what can we dream up this year’ session mapping out 2019.  In some aspects it will be a continuation of consolidating and growing a number of ventures that were initiated in 2018.  There is little doubt though that new ventures as well as things we haven’t even thought of yet [...]

Pūhā & Pākehā

2018-12-20T23:50:02+00:00December 20th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Honey, Iwi, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Jarrad & Belinda McKay - Ngāti Mahuta Pūhā & Pākehā started in 2014 when Belinda and Jarrad saw an opportunity to reconnect people with the kai of Aotearoa.  Traditional Māori kai was largely overlooked by the public but with the injection of new cooking styles and modern flavours, people would have a reason to give [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

ALLWILD

2018-10-10T02:08:31+00:00September 28th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Export, Honey, Lifestyle|

John & Val Helmbright - Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Whakatōhea The Tairawhiti, East Coast lands offer an opportunity for locals to earn a sustainable livelihood via the high grade Mānuka Honey, Mānuka Oil, and more recently the prospects of Kānuka Oil production. Tairawhiti Pharmaceuticals, a locally owned trust based in Te Araroa, and lead by Mark Kerr, [...]

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 [...]

Tā Koha

2018-08-21T03:55:15+00:00August 20th, 2018|Business, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Honey, Lifestyle|

What is crowdfunding? Many contributions towards a common kaupapa.  That’s what Hikurangi Cannabis’ crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe earlier this year was all about.  Inviting those that believe in their mission of transforming lives in Tairāwhiti, whilst improving the health of people across the world, to invest in that mission. Crowdfunding is as simple as it [...]

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