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Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival 2019

2019-10-10T03:17:41+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

RIFF grows in its second year Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival organisers are blown away by the response to the festival in its second year. Piripi Curtis, one of the festival's three directors, said some of the events during the festival doubled or tripled in size compared with last year. The festival was created by award-winning [...]

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 [...]

Building a Māori and Crown partnership

2019-09-10T23:18:25+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

Haumaru Kai Aotearoa (New Zealand Food Safety) envisions a future where there is a strong relationship with tangata whenua and Treaty partners – where opportunities for partnership thrive.  Their vision is that New Zealand kai can be trusted by everyone, everywhere. Their strategy is their touchstone for communicating to all – about who they are, [...]

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 [...]

Miromoda’s decade at NZ Fashion Week

2019-09-10T23:19:25+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Education, Export, Fashion, Innovation, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Over the past decade, Miromoda has created a unique opportunity for more than 300 budding Maori fashion designers, to enter their annual nationwide competition.  Around 150, as well as six guest designers of other indigenous descent, have received exceptional experience and exposure by appearing in the Miromoda Showcase at NZ Fashion Week. The 2019 reviews [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Movement with MIHI

2019-06-05T09:37:55+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Poutama is embarking on its largest collaborative effort ever, pulling together 26 Māori and non-Māori businesses as well as two Canadian First Nations businesses under the umbrella of MIHI (Movers In Hemp Innovation).  MIHI could even get larger with more businesses expressing interest in joining along with further First Nation and Native American involvement.  And [...]

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 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 [...]

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