Poutama Toru Tekau

2018-10-11T02:24:47+00:00October 10th, 2018|Business, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Honey, Lifestyle|

On 5th July 2018 Poutama quietly celebrated 30 years of helping to develop and grow Māori business.  This was followed up with a more exuberant celebration held at Te Puia, Rotorua on the 31st August. Around 250 people attended the birthday bash and enjoyed each others company as well as experiencing a taste sensation through [...]

Māori enterprise study identifies support gaps

2018-10-10T02:07:22+00:00September 28th, 2018|Business, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Investment|

With the Māori economy estimated to be worth at least $42 billion, developing strategies to support Māori entrepreneurs is a priority for economic development agencies around New Zealand. A new report from the Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre and Te Au Rangahau, Massey University’s Māori Business and Leadership Centre, explores the financial capability of Māori entrepreneurs.  [...]

Tā Koha launch

2018-10-10T02:07:43+00:00September 28th, 2018|Business, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Honey, Lifestyle|

Last month we profiled Tā Koha and gave an overview of what crowdfunding is, so this month we wanted to celebrate the launch of Tā Koha which happened at the end of August. Tā Koha is a crowdfunding platform and supportive education programme co-created by Māori Women’s Development and PledgeMe.  The launch was a gathering that marked [...]

Snowball Effect

2018-10-10T02:08:18+00:00September 28th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Digital, Education, Export, Investment, Lifestyle|

Who is Snowball Effect? Snowball Effect is a New Zealand owned company that was launched in 2014 with the goal of making capital raising more efficient for companies, and investing more accessible for investors.  Snowball Effect’s vision is to see a New Zealand economy fuelled by high growth businesses, and in its first 4 years [...]

ALLWILD

2018-10-10T02:08:31+00:00September 28th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Export, Honey, Lifestyle|

John & Val Helmbright - Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Whakatōhea The Tairawhiti, East Coast lands offer an opportunity for locals to earn a sustainable livelihood via the high grade Mānuka Honey, Mānuka Oil, and more recently the prospects of Kānuka Oil production. Tairawhiti Pharmaceuticals, a locally owned trust based in Te Araroa, and lead by Mark Kerr, [...]

Curionoir

2018-10-10T02:10:32+00:00September 27th, 2018|Business, Creative, Export, Fashion, Honey, Lifestyle|

Tiffany Jeans - Ngāpuhi Tiffany Jeans has lived a unique life. Born into a family of strong, creative women, and an uncle she believed was a warrior, she grew up immersed in Maori culture. Her memories are of taonga celebrated for their simplicity as much as their complexity, and the discovery of a rich heritage [...]

Tā Koha

2018-08-21T03:55:15+00:00August 20th, 2018|Business, Cuisine, Digital, Export, Honey, Lifestyle|

What is crowdfunding? Many contributions towards a common kaupapa.  That’s what Hikurangi Cannabis’ crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe earlier this year was all about.  Inviting those that believe in their mission of transforming lives in Tairāwhiti, whilst improving the health of people across the world, to invest in that mission. Crowdfunding is as simple as it [...]

TUKU Wine Launch

2018-08-21T03:55:33+00:00August 20th, 2018|Business, Cuisine, Export, Lifestyle|

Last month, over 100 professionals, dignitaries, media, and supporters gathered at the Air New Zealand CICC venue in Auckland City, to celebrate the official launch of TUKU: the world’s first Māori winemakers collective. TUKU brings together awarded Māori wine companies based on their shared values of the land, family and hospitality, offering a wide range [...]

Ngahere Communities

2018-08-21T03:55:47+00:00August 20th, 2018|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Lifestyle|

Manawa Udy Ngahere Communities have created Manukau’s very first co-working, events and maker space, designed for social entrepreneurs, creators and changemakers, led with tikanga Māori and polynesian flair.  Ngahere at Te Haa, is a new home for the ingenuity and creativity that’s bubbling under the surface of Aotearoa. Located in the heart of the Manukau [...]

FitFood

2018-08-21T03:55:59+00:00August 20th, 2018|Business, Creative, Cuisine, Lifestyle|

Kane Smith - Ngāi Tahu FitFood is New Zealand's premier, health food preparation company, delivering nutritionally dense, balanced meals across the country. FitFood is real food, real fast with delicious menus of quality product and proteins, locally and ethically sourced. FitFood offers convenient nutrition so you look, feel and perform at your best. “Health is [...]

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