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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 [...]

Entrepreneurship Is More Than Being a Founder

2019-10-10T03:16:57+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

It’s an approach to life (feature photo - by Lucas Clarysse on Unsplash) The word entrepreneurship is drastically misunderstood. It is often thought that entrepreneurs are superior or a higher breed of human being. They are not. Entrepreneurs are associated with starting companies and all things business. This association explains about 1% of what entrepreneurship [...]

Grass Roots – Rua Bio-science

2019-10-10T02:31:24+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

New name and new board for high-flying cannabis company One of the most recognisable names in the Kiwi cannabis industry has changed. Hikurangi Cannabis has rebranded to Rua Bioscience as it turns to focus on the growing opportunity in the global cannabis market. The company’s original name was derived from the umbrella group Hikurangi Enterprises, [...]

The Foodbowl

2019-10-10T02:29:53+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

If you’re developing a new Food & Beverage product or want to add to your existing range, the FoodBowl could be the place that can help out with new product development (NPD). The FoodBowl is an open access food innovation and manufacturing facility located in Auckland and is part of the wider NZ Food Innovation [...]

Impact Investing

2019-10-10T02:29:25+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

IMPACT INVESTING SET FOR EXPONENTIAL GROWTH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND - NEW RIAA REPORT A pioneering new report from the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) shows that investments that deliver measurable, positive social and environmental impact are set to grow exponentially in Aotearoa New Zealand over coming years. 99 investors – accounting for more than [...]

RJ’s Southern Roadie

2019-10-10T02:28:37+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Towards the end of September I joined a road trip with Poutama client, Richard Clarke from Ice Solutions Ltd and Khoa Nguyen a Director for Rangitane commercial entity, Tū Mai Rā Investments (TMRI). All three businesses are involved in a joint solar energy venture, Tū Mai Rā Solar. The purpose of the roadie was to [...]

Augmented Reality Worlds: Implications & Opportunity

2019-10-10T02:27:18+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Peter Diamandis continues our AR journey – “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself” How do you want to see the world? As an on-going game? A constant shopping extravaganza? A classroom that spans the planet and never stops teaching? How the Earth appeared 100 years ago? Augmented Reality (AR) [...]

U.S. Hemp Farmers are Leaving Canada in the Dust

2019-10-10T02:23:55+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

U.S. hemp farmers are leaving Canada in the dust Jeff Lagerquist Yahoo Finance Canada Struggling American family farms are praising a cash crop worth more than US$45,000 per acre. According to projections by market research firm Brightfield Group, the hemp-derived CBD boom isn’t cropping up nearly as much attention in Canada. “Hemp is going to [...]

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, [...]

(AR)e You Ready?

2019-09-10T23:18:37+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Augmented Reality is about to add a digital intelligence layer to our every surrounding, transforming retail, manufacturing, education, tourism, real estate, and almost every major industry that holds up our economy today. Just last year, the global VR/AR market hit a value of $814.7 billion, and it is only expected to continue surging at a 63 [...]

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