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OCEAN HARVEST

2019-09-10T23:19:50+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Honey, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Seaweed company AgriSea NZ knows a lot about adversity, so perhaps it was par for the course that dairy prices plunged just as the business reins were handed to the founders’ kids. Pasture and animal nutrition for the dairy industry was a mainstay of the Paeroa-based business, so the 2015 dairy downturn was a gut [...]

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 [...]

Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga

2019-04-09T06:31:15+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Export, Honey, Lifestyle|

Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga, High-Value Nutrition (HVN), is the National Science Challenge growing the science excellence and knowledge New Zealand needs to create and deliver food to the world that people choose to stay healthy and well. We do this by working in partnership with the New Zealand Food and Beverage (F&B) industry and [...]

Whare PR

2019-04-09T06:32:38+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Export, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle|

Bridgette Tapsell - Ngāti Whakaue me Ngāti Pikiao ōku hapu, (He uri o Ngāti Raukawa) The time was right for Aotearoa to have a Māori-focused PR agency, says Bridgette Tapsell, owner of the newly launched Whare PR. After 15 years managing and owning Village PR, Bridgette opened Whare PR creating a sister brand to Village that [...]

Sojourning in North America

2019-04-09T06:32:51+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

They say that travel helps to broaden the mind (and the stomach) and that’s exactly what was experienced during a sojourn through various parts of North America. Arriving in Los Angeles with the crew from Waiū Dairy along with Mana Kai Honey we attended the Natural Products West Expo held in Anaheim, California.  The annual five-day [...]

Perceptions of Asia from a Te Ao Māori Perspective

2019-04-09T06:31:40+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

New research finds a strong sense of cultural connection between Te Ao Māori and Asia  Māori have an edge when it comes to engagement with Asia – and there’s potential for ties to be further strengthened, finds a new survey from the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono. The report, Perceptions of Asia and [...]

Te mautere motuhake o Aotea

2019-04-09T06:32:10+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Honey, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Written by Missy Armstrong Aotea – otherwise known as Great Barrier Island is located north of the Coromandel Peninsula, roughly 90km from downtown Auckland.  It has an area of 285 square kilometre with approximately 60% of the island being public land managed by the Department of Conservation.  The island has no reticulated water, power or [...]

New Zealand Agrifood Week 2019

2019-03-12T02:34:54+00:00March 11th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Export, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle|

New Zealand AgriFood Week kicks off this week in Manawatū.  It creates an important and unique platform for New Zealand’s primary industries to convene. It is the only week-long extravaganza that celebrates, showcases and develops the meeting of food, agriculture and technology across the breadth of New Zealand’s primary food sectors. With multiple events hosted within the week, there is something for everyone; from farmers and growers, [...]

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 [...]

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