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Māori and Vietnamese companies launch international solar solutions

2019-06-05T11:05:08+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Education, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Photo: Keepa Digital - Tū Mai Rā Solar Solutions panels “Where would you find three Māori businesses and a Vietnamese company offering international solar solutions?" asked Darrin Apanui, General Manager of Tū Mai Rā Investments. In Gisborne, also appropriately known as the ‘first place in the world to see the sun.’ Tū Mai Rā [...]

Poutama Whānau Update

2019-06-05T12:31:09+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Digital, Education, Export, Investment, Lifestyle|

Some of the Poutama whānau have been with the organisation a long long time.....and during that time a generation of kids have grown up knowing only that their Mums and Dads have worked at Poutama.  They’ve lived, breathed and heard all the stories about Poutama as they’ve moved through their life stages from babies to [...]

Poutama Trust – Te Tīmatatanga

2019-06-05T12:40:57+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Education, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Poutama Trust marked its 30th anniversary in 2018 with a hākari that celebrated its continued existence, various achievements and acknowledged the contributions of past and current clients, staff and board members.  This article takes a look at some of the background to Poutama Trust’s establishment in 1988 by the Crown, how and why it came [...]

EMA – Employers Forum Invite

2019-05-14T20:51:33+00:00May 14th, 2019|Business, Education, Export, Investment, Lifestyle|

AN INTERACTIVE SESSION ADDRESSING KEY EMPLOYMENT MATTERS A FREE EVENT - ROTORUA - Click here for full details and to register DATE: Wednesday 22 May 2019 TIME: 10am – 12pm LOCATION: Distinction Hotel, 390 Fenton Street, Rotorua ROOM: Cards Room (Sala Street side) Local Attraction - Brent Macdonald, MSD Hear about the latest services and resources [...]

Westpac Business Growth Grants 2019

2019-05-14T20:51:57+00:00May 14th, 2019|Business, Education, Investment, Lifestyle|

DO YOU WANT TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? Westpac Business Growth Grants are back for the 5th year.   Applications now open. The Westpac Business Growth Grants are part of Westpac's way of helping upcoming Kiwi businesses reach their potential. If you have ideas and a clear plan to grow your business, then Westpac want to help.  It [...]

Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work

2019-05-14T20:52:25+00:00May 14th, 2019|Business, Education, Investment, Lifestyle|

Mana in Mahi offers wage subsidy to employers Employers can receive a wage subsidy to help with the cost of hiring a young person and supporting them to learn new skills and gain qualifications through the Ministry of Social Development Mana in Mahi initiative. “Mana in Mahi provides financial support through a wage subsidy paid for 12 [...]

Top 5 Energy Breakthroughs (2019-2024)

2019-05-14T20:52:59+00:00May 14th, 2019|Business, Digital, Education, Export, Investment, Lifestyle|

Peter Diamandis The energy industry is being aggressively disrupted by converging exponential technologies. In just five days, the Sun provides Earth with an energy supply exceeding all proven reserves of oil, coal, and natural gas.  Capturing just 1 part in 8,000 of this available solar energy would allow us to meet 100 percent of our [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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