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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 [...]

TWOA – Talent Search Panui: Startup Ventures Manager

2019-07-10T09:00:33+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle|

Tēnā koutou katoa, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is looking for an experienced individual to join our innovation team at Ahikōmako - Centre of Māori Innovation and Entrepreneurship based in Hamilton. The Start-up Venture Manager is an exciting new role aimed to curate, manage, and support our kaupapa Māori infused programmes and services.  This will also [...]

Ngaruawahia to Silicon Valley

2019-07-10T09:01:33+00:00July 8th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Investment, Lifestyle|

A Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm run by a Māori boy from Ngaruawahia looks for agri-tech solutions to global problems.  Yes Arama Kukutai has had an interesting journey since he first crossed paths with Poutama back in the mid-90s. With apocalyptic mid-century climate scenarios abounding and likely to scare the bejesus out of the most hardened [...]

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 [...]

WAIŪ DAIRY

2019-06-05T09:51:15+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

What a little inspiration, collaboration and follow through can do Dr Jason Mika – Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Whakatōhea & Ngāti Kahungunu (Indigenous Entrepreneurship Researcher) In the sun-soaked shadow of Mt Pūtauaki on a crisp clear autumn morning, the world was introduced to Waiū Dairy, a mutli-purpose (conventional & organic milk), multi-function, geothermally powered dairy [...]

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