Westpac Business Development Manager – Pakihi Maori

2018-11-26T21:53:29+00:00November 25th, 2018|Business, Education, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Area BDM – Te Tairawhiti (Gisborne, Wairoa, Hawkes Bay) or Te Tai Hauauru (Taranaki, Manawatu, Whanganui) Are you passionate about Te Ao Māori?  Would you like to add value to Westpac's relationships with Iwi and Māori?  Westpac have a superb opportunity for an Area Business Development Manager looking to make a significant contribution to their [...]

Port Nicholson Fisheries LP

2018-11-26T21:54:38+00:00November 25th, 2018|Business, Cuisine, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle|

He kai kei aku ringa for Māori Excellence in Export Port Nicholson Fisheries LP took out the He kai kei aku ringa award for Māori Excellence in Export at the recent New Zealand International Business Awards. Port Nicholson Fisheries is the largest Māori-owned exporter of live lobster.  It is also the largest North Island exporter [...]


2018-07-24T04:13:33+00:00July 24th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Honey, Iwi, Lifestyle|

Innovative new Māori food product receives top Award The Fine Food New Zealand Innovation Awards held in Auckland recently was the scene for Kaitahi™ - The Native Superfood Company to not only touch the palates, but also touch the hearts and minds of many as part of a new product launch last month. The Kaitahi™ [...]

Poutama turns 30

2018-07-24T04:14:15+00:00July 24th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Honey, Iwi, Lifestyle, Uncategorised|

On the 5th July 2018 Poutama acknowledged its 30th year of operation.  Don’t worry though, there will be a celebration!! The establishment of Poutama was one of the outcomes from the 1984 Hui Taumata.  Poutama was formally established as a Charitable Trust with a capital base of $10m on 5th July 1988.  A board of [...]

Shearing the Love – Mavis Mullins

2017-03-28T04:33:05+00:00March 27th, 2017|Business, Export, Iwi|

Mavis Mullins - Inducted into the NZ Business Hall of Fame. I can’t remember when I first met Mavis but it was probably when we were kids and no doubt it was in a shearing shed.  Our koro Lui Paewai was a shearing contractor and during school holidays he would have us kids working in [...]

Māori SME Exports

2016-11-22T20:37:43+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Business, Cuisine, Export, Honey, Iwi|

Smaller Māori businesses are stretching their nets to dozens of countries around the world as they come up with new ways to grow, Statistics New Zealand says. Tatauranga Umanga Maori 2016: Statistics on Māori businesses, released recently, looks at the performance of 660 small and medium-sized Māori businesses. Despite their relatively small individual size, the small [...]

Puna Pakihi

2016-11-22T20:37:43+00:00February 21st, 2016|Business, Iwi|

Poutama has teamed up with the Tribal Economies group at Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu to assist with the group’s kaupapa of enabling the development and growth of Ngai Tahu whanau and hapu businesses. We are pretty excited to be working with the Tribal Economies group as it offers the opportunity to do some testing on [...]