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Rangatahi Māori focus of new online production

A group of Māori creatives have teamed up to make a special production that’s taking theatre to social media. Writer and director Hōhepa Waitoa had work lined up for his company Mahimahi Productions until the end of the year, but COVID-19 changed it all. Henare Te Aika-Puanaki with this story.

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Hemp business COVID-19 pains

He tipu mīharo te kōaka – e tipu, e rea. We catch up with Brendan McIntosh, co-owner of Plant Based NZ, about the miracle hemp plant and how the hemp business is managing during these tough times.

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Tourism get $400 million cash injection in 2020 budget

The hard hit tourism industry has received a much needed $400 million cash injection in the 2020 budget. Finance Minister Grant Robertson made the announcement today in what’s being labelled as an unprecedented budget. Henare Te Aika-Puanaki with this story.

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Ngāi Tahu Tourism hit hard by
COVID-19

Ngāi Tahu Tourism will put 10 of its businesses into hibernation for the foreseeable future, with over 300 kaimahi losing their jobs as a consequence. Mike Pohio, Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Holdings, spoke exclusively to Tahu News about the devastating effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the iwi businesses and their kaimahi.

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COVID-19 pushes Māori gym owners into digital age

Christchurch kaihaka are getting haka fit online thanks to a whānau whose gym has been shut during the nationwide lockdown. Manu and Corey Hale own Hale Compound Conditioning and say while times are tough, they’ve found a way to reach out to their clients from the comfort of their own home. Tāwhiri Ruru with this…

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Look after your kaimahi and business will be well

E hoa mā, missing your FUSH and Joe’s Garage Wigram fixes? Ko tāua tāua! Owner Anton Matthews shares his concerns about the effects of lock-down on his kaimahi and businesses here in Ōtautahi. We hope to see his, and other Māori businesses, open again as soon as the alert levels lower. Tūwhitia te hopo, mairangatia…

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