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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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