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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tourism New Zealand announce new Chair & Deputy

2019-05-14T20:52:45+00:00May 14th, 2019|Business, Digital, Export, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis has announced the appointment of Jamie Tuuta as Chair of the Tourism New Zealand Board and Roger Sharp as Deputy Chair.  The appointments were announced at the inaugural Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards at Parliament last night. Board Chair, Jamie Tuuta Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen England Hall [...]

Kāhui Māori Fashion Collective – China Hīkoi

2019-05-15T21:44:50+00:00May 14th, 2019|Business, Creative, Education, Export, Fashion, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Written by Missy Armstrong, Poutama Business Adviser “The NZ Fashion industry can be extremely isolating and is not known for kindness and sharing, I wanted to have a go at changing that culture” Kiri Nathan.  Following the success of the China Hīkoi 2017, Kiri Nathan led a second delegation of 8 emerging Māori fashion brands [...]

Sojourning in North America

2019-04-09T06:32:51+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Education, Export, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

They say that travel helps to broaden the mind (and the stomach) and that’s exactly what was experienced during a sojourn through various parts of North America. Arriving in Los Angeles with the crew from Waiū Dairy along with Mana Kai Honey we attended the Natural Products West Expo held in Anaheim, California.  The annual five-day [...]

Perceptions of Asia from a Te Ao Māori Perspective

2019-04-09T06:31:40+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Honey, Investment, Lifestyle, Tourism|

New research finds a strong sense of cultural connection between Te Ao Māori and Asia  Māori have an edge when it comes to engagement with Asia – and there’s potential for ties to be further strengthened, finds a new survey from the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono. The report, Perceptions of Asia and [...]

Te mautere motuhake o Aotea

2019-04-09T06:32:10+00:00April 9th, 2019|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Honey, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Written by Missy Armstrong Aotea – otherwise known as Great Barrier Island is located north of the Coromandel Peninsula, roughly 90km from downtown Auckland.  It has an area of 285 square kilometre with approximately 60% of the island being public land managed by the Department of Conservation.  The island has no reticulated water, power or [...]

The Specialist Ltd

2019-03-12T02:39:00+00:00March 11th, 2019|Business, Education, Export, Investment, Iwi, Lifestyle, Tourism|

Thomas & Mel Rika, Ngāti Whakaue The Specialist Limited is a whanau owned tree felling business established in 2015.  The business is based around the wealth of experience and expertise brought by owners Tom and Mel. They focus on delivering to the highest standard, ensuring safety and quality are not comprised in any way.  They [...]

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