Te Ara Mātai Kai – The Road to Food Innovation

2019-11-11T21:17:00+00:00November 11th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Honey, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle|

Date:               Friday 29 November 2019 Location:       Auckland Time:              8:30am – 4:00pm Cost:               $40pp (includes lunch at Villa Maria) Register:        missy@poutama.co.nz Registrations close 18 November.  Get in quick as there are only a few more spaces left - limited to 10. This full day Food & Beverage hīkoi will inform, inspire and connect businesses that [...]

MWDI Māori Business Women Awards 2019

2019-11-11T21:18:39+00:00November 11th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle|

NZ Fashion Designer wins MWDI Māori Business Women Awards 2019 With a vision to deliver Māori fashion in cultural and business excellence, Kiri Nathan was announced the Māori Business Woman of the Year for 2019 at the MWDI Māori Business Women Awards last month in Rotorua. The Kiri Nathan label produces lifestyle and bespoke fashion, [...]


2019-11-11T21:19:44+00:00November 11th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle|

CL2IMB the brainchild of effervescent Poutama Business Development Manager, Missy Armstrong, recently held its final hui at Omapere, Hokianga.  Started in 2017 the CL2IMB hui have been held throughout Aotearoa from Invercargill to Kaitaia and many places in between. A whānau of sponsors have pretty much come along with the CL2IMB programme during its entirety [...]

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. [...]

NZTE – Investment Director – Māori

2019-10-10T02:22:14+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Digital, Education, Innovation, Investment, Iwi|

Karanga mai, Karanga mai rā! E ngā wheao o te ao pakihi Māori! Ngā taniwha rāngai tūmataiti; ngā manu tāiko ūmanga, ngā ihorei tauhokohoko, ngā tohunga haumī! Nei rā te karanga o Te Taurapa Tūhono ki a koutou. Piki mai, kake mai rā! New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) works with some of New Zealand's [...]

CL2IMB – Collaborative Leadership 2 Inspire Māori Business

2019-09-10T23:19:01+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Education, Innovation, Investment|

CL2IMB has almost reached the end of the road with only two events left to deliver: CL2IMB Whakatane - this Thursday 12th September at Lightning Hub, 1st Floor, 193-195 The Strand Whakatane; and CL2IMB Hokianga - Friday 11th October at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga, State Highway 12, Omapere (see below for special accommodation [...]

MIHI on the MOVE

2019-09-10T23:19:13+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Science|

We’ve just come off a whirlwind road trip hosting our First Nation whānau, Josh Giesbrecht from the Ojibway Hempire and Chief Edward Roundpoint from the Akwesasne Mowhawks.  Over the latter part of August, MIHI members throughout Te Ika o Māui extended their manaakitanga to our visitors, embracing them with openness and a strong desire to [...]

Māori tourism capability assessment

2019-08-14T00:33:38+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Education, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

New Zealand Māori Tourism (NZMT), in conjunction with Te Puni Kōkiri and Poutama, is undertaking a national assessment of the Māori tourism sector to understand the needs and aspirations of Māori tourism businesses. The Capability Assessment – Poipoia te kakano, kia puawai - is the first Capability Assessment of the sector since 2014. Operators of [...]

Inside the coming solar panel revolution

2019-08-14T00:34:10+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Investment, Science|

Black, bendable, lightweight and cheap: inside the coming solar panel revolution When it comes to solar panels, the future is flexible.  Vanessa Young discovers how a MacDiarmid project is unlocking the possibilities of a new generation of solar cell technology. When we imagine solar panels, we think of hard rectangle frames, sitting upright on roofs, [...]

Tū Mai Rā Solar & Ice Solutions

2019-08-14T00:34:23+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Tū Mai Rā Solar & Ice Solutions (TMRSIS) is made up of Ice Solutions Ltd, Tū Mai Rā Investments LP & Poutama. The TMRSIS team have just returned from a week in Vietnam consolidating their partnership with Solar BK, a Vietnam-based solar company.  The visit unraveled a plethora of opportunities and while Solar BK opened [...]

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