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Ngaruawahia to Silicon Valley

2019-07-10T09:01:33+00:00July 8th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Investment, Lifestyle|

A Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm run by a Māori boy from Ngaruawahia looks for agri-tech solutions to global problems.  Yes Arama Kukutai has had an interesting journey since he first crossed paths with Poutama back in the mid-90s. With apocalyptic mid-century climate scenarios abounding and likely to scare the bejesus out of the most hardened [...]

Tuhi Stationery

2019-07-10T09:01:47+00:00July 8th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Lifestyle|

Geneva Harrison (Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri), Michelle Tibble (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Te Arawa) & Karen Te ō Kahurangi Waaka-Tibble (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Tūhourangi-Wahiao, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pukeko) Tuhi Stationery celebrates their 1 year anniversary in September and what a year its been! The three wahine behind Tuhi Stationery were unsure how their bi-lingual range of [...]

Changes to Poutama Grant Eligibility

2019-07-10T09:02:03+00:00July 8th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

As from Thursday 1st August some major changes will take place to the Poutama grant eligibility criteria. Firstly the required turnover amount of $60,000 will double and go up to $120,000.  Analysis of the average turnover of applicants is that 70% have a turnover of $300,000 so we do not think that raising the turnover [...]

Creative Landscapes

2019-06-05T09:04:09+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Creative, Lifestyle|

Phil Proebstel – Ngāti Apa Creative Landscapes is a local landscape contracting business based in Palmerston North.  They have been providing paving and landscaping solutions across the Manawatū region since it began operating in 1988. Owned and operated by Phil & Leanne Proebstel, they have remained with the business from its inception and have developed [...]

Kiwi Motorhomes

2019-06-05T09:11:56+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Education, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Leon & Varnier Heikell - Ngāti Porou ‘Having been blessed with the ability to work side by side we always knew we wanted to be in business together again’. I was constantly saying to my Darling (Varnier), ‘honey we need to develop another business together again, we work well together, we can do it’. As [...]

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 Whānau Update

2019-06-05T12:31:09+00:00June 5th, 2019|Business, Digital, Education, Export, Investment, Lifestyle|

Some of the Poutama whānau have been with the organisation a long long time.....and during that time a generation of kids have grown up knowing only that their Mums and Dads have worked at Poutama.  They’ve lived, breathed and heard all the stories about Poutama as they’ve moved through their life stages from babies to [...]

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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