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7 Trends that Should Shape Consumer-Centric Strategies in China – Mark Tanner

2019-08-14T00:33:17+00:00August 13th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Innovation, Lifestyle|

To mark seven years of writing the Skinny Newsletter, we’ve put together seven key trends which we believe are important to consider when marketing to Chinese consumers.  These are trends that we have seen forming through researching for and writing the newsletter every week since 2012, in addition to the projects that we’ve worked on with [...]

Māori tourism capability assessment

2019-08-14T00:33:38+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Education, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

New Zealand Māori Tourism (NZMT), in conjunction with Te Puni Kōkiri and Poutama, is undertaking a national assessment of the Māori tourism sector to understand the needs and aspirations of Māori tourism businesses. The Capability Assessment – Poipoia te kakano, kia puawai - is the first Capability Assessment of the sector since 2014. Operators of [...]

Abundance Insider

2019-08-14T00:33:59+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

How Alipay Users Planted 100M Trees in China Alibaba’s Alipay (one of China’s two dominant mobile payment platforms) has enabled users to plant 100 million trees to date via its “Ant Forest” mini-program.  Since the program’s launch in 2016, over 500 million Alipay users have joined, earning “green energy” points in exchange for eco-friendly decisions, such as [...]

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 [...]

The Māori Kitchen

2019-08-14T00:34:47+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Rewi Spraggon - Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Maniapoto Rewi Spraggon aka the Hangi Master is a man of many hidden talents: chef, artist, storyteller, musician, broadcaster and carver.  Many people know Rewi from his television shows Maara Kai, Kai Time on the Road and Hāngī Pit Masters but few know that he designed the logo for [...]

Hale Health Centre

2019-08-14T00:35:00+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle|

Aaron & Kimberley Murphy - Ngāti Toa Hale Health Centre opened in June 2016 when Aaron and Kimberley Murphy returned to Hamilton from Australia on a mission to change lives. Aaron and Kimberley have a passion for holistic health.  Holistic health is an approach to healthcare that places emphasis on the connection of mind, body [...]

TWOA – Talent Search Panui: Startup Ventures Manager

2019-07-10T09:00:33+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle|

Tēnā koutou katoa, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is looking for an experienced individual to join our innovation team at Ahikōmako - Centre of Māori Innovation and Entrepreneurship based in Hamilton. The Start-up Venture Manager is an exciting new role aimed to curate, manage, and support our kaupapa Māori infused programmes and services.  This will also [...]

The Sir Hugh Kawharu Masters Scholarship

2019-07-10T09:01:03+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Education, Lifestyle, Science|

Masters Scholarship for Innovation in Science Supporting and encouraging masters level study by Māori in the sciences. The Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship for Innovation in Science, administered by Royal Society Te Aparangi, is a $10,000 scholarship for study at masters level in the sciences.  The Scholarship is applicable across a broad range of science disciplines [...]

Electric Vehicles Competitive Advantage

2019-07-10T09:00:49+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Export, Lifestyle|

In ten years, you will not own a car.....Peter Diamandis The era of the internal combustion engine (ICE) car is ending.  We may have reached “peak ICE” production this past year. From here on out, it’s all about electric vehicles and autonomous ride-sharing, and the implications for society and the automotive industry are HUGE. Don’t [...]

China Skinny

2019-07-10T09:01:18+00:00July 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Lifestyle|

Understanding the Chinese social media & e-commerce space One of the giveaways of a newbie to China is the bafflement about being unable to access Google, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Twitter - unless they're chewing through their data roaming quotas or have planned ahead with a VPN.  It quickly becomes apparent that China's digital ecosystem [...]

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