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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 [...]

AI & Shopping – A New Retail Era

2019-12-16T19:02:44+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

By Peter Diamandis AI and broadband are eating retail for breakfast.  In the first half of 2019, we’ve seen 19 retailer bankruptcies.  And the retail apocalypse is only accelerating. What’s coming next is astounding… Why drive when you can speak?  Revenue from products purchased via voice commands is expected to quadruple from today’s US$2 billion [...]

Accelerating the next generation of Māori start-ups

2019-12-16T19:02:57+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Digital, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle, Science|

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is searching for future entrepreneurs and innovators to take part in Kōkiri – a Māori business accelerator programme.  Applications for the next programme intake are open now. Launched in 2018, Kōkiri is a joint programme between Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Callaghan Innovation – New Zealand’s innovation agency.  Ventures with tech-based [...]

Waiū Dairy appoints CEO

2019-12-16T19:03:38+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Cuisine, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

Waiū Dairy is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Mikaere (Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Kahungunu) as CEO. Ngā puke ki Hauraki ka tarehū E mihi ana ki te whenua E tangi ana ki te tangata Ko Moehau kei waho Ko Te Aroha kei uta Ko Tīkapakapa te moana Ko Hauraki te whenua Ko [...]

Poutama 2019

2019-12-16T19:03:52+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Honey, Innovation, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Science|

Another year has ambled by and as we look back on it the ever presence of change has moved almost imperceptibly among us.  Actually, it’s not until we do look back that the realisation dawns that for a small whānau, Poutama has experienced a myriad of activities involving Māori enterprise. Among all of this we’ve [...]

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 [...]

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