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Māori Kiwiberry Scholarships

2020-04-08T20:36:53+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi|

The Māori Kiwiberry Scholarship Applications are now open, please pass onto your networks. Māori Kiwifruit Growers Inc (MKGI) in conjunction with Zespri and Plant and Food Research are providing a kiwifruit cultivar development scholarship for one current Māori undergraduate or postgraduate student. The initial scholarship is up to $40,000 and one year’s work experience or [...]

Ups & Downs

2020-04-08T20:37:06+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

It seems appropriate that this edition of the Poutama Newsletter says something around but not necessarily about COVID-19. Poutama’s wandering CEO made a visit to Canada just as COVID-19 was starting to spread into North America.  It was interesting to observe the almost panic like mood that started to infect the place with no doubt [...]

Carloads – Nurture the Seed

2020-04-08T20:37:48+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Māori tech start-up Carloads is working to transform the way seasonal work is done so it’s “win win” Sometimes the best business ideas are borne out of solving sticky problems.  That’s certainly been the case for Candice Pardy a Ngāi Tāmanuhiri and Ngāti Porou wahine toa.  She left a corporate career in retail and bought a [...]

COVID-19 Support – Māori Business Response

2020-04-08T20:38:02+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Honey, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science, Sport, Tourism|

Māori businesses have a dedicated 0800 helpline to coordinate direct access to specialist advisors who can provide business owners and employers during these difficult times. The 0800 4 POUTAMA (0800 476 882) COVID-19 Māori Business support line for Māori businesses was launched last week to give you direct access to specialist advisors who can provide [...]

Poutama 2020

2020-02-27T19:25:18+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Honey, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science, Sport, Tourism|

Its been pretty much business as usual as Poutama rolled on from 2019 and into 2020.  We held a team planning session towards the end of January.  The next generation of Poutama babies thoroughly enjoyed the planning session but weren’t too impressed with the KPIs that were set for them!! While we have a few [...]

Waiū Dairy appoints CEO

2019-12-16T19:03:38+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

Waiū Dairy is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Mikaere (Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Kahungunu) as CEO. Ngā puke ki Hauraki ka tarehū E mihi ana ki te whenua E tangi ana ki te tangata Ko Moehau kei waho Ko Te Aroha kei uta Ko Tīkapakapa te moana Ko Hauraki te whenua Ko [...]

Poutama 2019

2019-12-16T19:03:52+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Honey, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

Another year has ambled by and as we look back on it the ever presence of change has moved almost imperceptibly among us.  Actually, it’s not until we do look back that the realisation dawns that for a small whānau, Poutama has experienced a myriad of activities involving Māori enterprise. Among all of this we’ve [...]

Kaitahi

2019-11-11T21:18:53+00:00November 11th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Iwi-run South Taranaki business working with BurgerFuel franchise - Jane Matthews A small South Taranaki iwi-run business is supplying its futuristic food to a nationwide boutique burger chain's new menu. Waverley-based Kaitahi - the Native Superfood Company is providing BurgerFuel with pūhā, a green leafy vegetable native to New Zealand, and nutrient-filled smoothie drops for two [...]

Akiwa – HoopNation

2019-11-11T21:20:00+00:00November 11th, 2019|Business, Education, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle, Sport|

HoopNation began as an idea between two friends who wanted to create something that they saw was missing from the basketball calendar.  The agreement was that if they were going to invest their time into something then 'It had to be big'.  Nine months later and numerous conversations where dreaming and imagining were encouraged, the [...]

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. [...]

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