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Oh no…..Gang of Monkeys Steals COVID Blood Samples in India

2020-06-15T21:30:14+00:00June 15th, 2020|Creative, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

As if 2020 couldn't get any worse. It sounds like the opening of a bad apocalyptic zombie movie. A gang of monkeys in India stole a batch of blood samples taken from patients who tested positive for COVID-19, according to Reuters.  We shouldn’t have to tell you why this is bad news. The monkeys raided [...]

NZ scientists excited by the promise of hemp crops

2020-07-09T20:37:16+00:00June 15th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Science|

Braden Fastier/Stuff NZ scientists excited by the promise of hemp crops By Glenda Lewis We soon got used to cooking and eating exotic proteins and grains like chickpeas, couscous and quinoa.  Now, attention has turned to hemp in the search for other productive, environmentally friendly food crops. Hemp has had a slightly shady image, which [...]

Nikola Tesla – The Ascendance of Absolute, Unrivalled Brilliance

2020-07-09T20:36:28+00:00June 15th, 2020|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Science|

Nikola Tesla testing his Tesla Coils. Source pic via Wikimedia Commons Nikola Tesla - The Ascendance of Absolute, Unrivalled Brilliance By Sean Kernan Every generation brings a few one-in-a-billion geniuses.  Nikola Tesla was one of them. He was a full order of magnitude above the line at which genius is defined.  As a child, he [...]

Augmenting Your Immunity – Fighting COVID-19

2020-04-08T20:36:29+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

By Peter Diamandis Probably the most important precaution (and treatment) each of us must take is to augment the strength of our immune systems, equipping our body’s natural ability to mount an immune response to the novel Coronavirus. This blog covers two routes to strengthened immunity: Immunotherapy & New Therapeutics Naturally Augmenting Your Immune System And, [...]

Ups & Downs

2020-04-08T20:37:06+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

It seems appropriate that this edition of the Poutama Newsletter says something around but not necessarily about COVID-19. Poutama’s wandering CEO made a visit to Canada just as COVID-19 was starting to spread into North America.  It was interesting to observe the almost panic like mood that started to infect the place with no doubt [...]

COVID-19 Support – Māori Business Response

2020-04-08T20:38:02+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Honey, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science, Sport, Tourism|

Māori businesses have a dedicated 0800 helpline to coordinate direct access to specialist advisors who can provide business owners and employers during these difficult times. The 0800 4 POUTAMA (0800 476 882) COVID-19 Māori Business support line for Māori businesses was launched last week to give you direct access to specialist advisors who can provide [...]

New Zealand Agrifood Week 2020

2020-02-27T19:24:06+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Cuisine, Education, Export, Honey, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Sitting at the intersection of agriculture, food and technology, New Zealand AgriFood Week provides a platform for influential thought leaders from all sectors to meet, build relationships and unite for one conversation about the future of food.  New Zealand AgriFood Week 2020 is on 16th-22nd March. The theme for New Zealand AgriFood Week 2020 will [...]

MIHI keeps MOVING

2020-02-27T19:24:49+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Export, Innovation, Science|

New project explores options for commercialising hemp-derived high-value food products MIHI (Movers in Hemp Innovation) is a collaboration of Māori and non-Māori entities seeking to grow the hemp industry in New Zealand.  The MIHI business cluster has received a $100,000 Māori Food & Beverage Development Grant from the High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge including [...]

Poutama 2020

2020-02-27T19:25:18+00:00February 27th, 2020|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Honey, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science, Sport, Tourism|

Its been pretty much business as usual as Poutama rolled on from 2019 and into 2020.  We held a team planning session towards the end of January.  The next generation of Poutama babies thoroughly enjoyed the planning session but weren’t too impressed with the KPIs that were set for them!! While we have a few [...]

The MacDiarmid Institute Discovery Scholarships

2019-12-16T19:02:29+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

The MacDiarmid Institute is delighted to announce its inaugural Discovery Scholarship Programme, for Māori and Pasifika students in science.  This is an extension of the Institute’s long running DiscoveryCamp programme, and is designed to support students studying in the physical sciences, Māori sciences or sciences related to sustainable innovation. The scholarships will pay university fees [...]

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