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 [...]

The Next Re-bundling Will Be Multi-Media (Video, Music, Games, News)

2019-09-10T23:18:49+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle|

And tech is beating media to the punch By Mike Raab As consumers bemoan the disaggregation of their favourite TV shows from Netflix into Disney+, HBO Max, NBCUniversal, and other streaming apps, it’s worth remembering that in the past 20 years of media, we’ve seen a continual unbundling and re-bundling of content.  For those paying [...]

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 [...]

Puku Ora Ltd

2019-09-10T23:19:37+00:00September 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Erana Blandford - Ngāti Pou, Ngāpuhi Erana Blandford is the Director of Puku Ora Ltd.  A company centred around gut health.  Her business is run from the East Coast Juice Bar in Gisborne where she sells fermented foods and drinks, along with healthy desserts, juices, smoothies, fresh salads, and protein shakes. The focus of the [...]

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