About sixty bright young secondary students from throughout New Zealand met in Auckland to compete in the Young Enterprise Trust competition 2012. The competition was based at Massey University Albany. However, the students were allocated into a dozen teams that were dispersed in several sponsor-mentor premises throughout the city.
The following videos illustrates the journey of one team, Team Unitec, hosted on Unitec Institute of Technology‘s Mount Albert campus. Team Unitec presents their response to two challenges:
- “Create a new venture business plan using a wood-based product sourced from New Zealand that can be used to create a valuable business through solving human issues in Indonesia“.
- Create a new venture that responds to the increasing issue of youth unemployment.
- The March meeting of West Auckland Young Enterprise Scheme (YES)… (pogus.tumblr.com)
- Advancing educational outcomes through Education for Enterprise in a Maori/Pacifika school: The case of Nga Kakano Christian Reo Rua Kura Part ONE: Strategic development issues (pogus.tumblr.com)
- Nga Puawaitanga present their place-winning Dragons Den new business pitch at the Lion Foundation West Auckland Young Enterprise Scheme Regional Finals (thedomm.com)
- Lyrics that inspire youth to be proud in their own skin: Debut track from Nga Puawaitanga (pogus.tumblr.com)
- “Struggling to find employment or even land an interview and find yourself or your friends blaming…” (pogus.tumblr.com)
- Young entrepreneurs compete for global honours (nzherald.co.nz)
- Curpy and the Young Enterprise UK finals (simonesaori.wordpress.com)
- Two Nelson students in business contest (stuff.co.nz)
Nga Puawaitanga present their place-winning Dragons Den new business pitch at the Lion Foundation West Auckland Young Enterprise Scheme Regional Finals
The band’s chart-climbing song, ‘People’ from their debut album is available for preview and purchase from their band site via facebook http://www.facebook.com/NgaPuawaitanga
Vause, A., & Mellalieu, P. J. (2012, May 16). Lyrics that inspire youth to be proud in their own skin: Debut track from Nga Puawaitanga. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved May 16, 2012, from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/23144001893/lyrics-that-inspire-youth-to-be-proud-in-their-own
Home – Nga Kakano Christian Reo e Rua Kura. (n.d.). Retrieved March 20, 2012, from http://ngakakano.com/
HSBC Young Enterprise Innovation Awards 2010. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKyOHqgxWUU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Mellalieu, P. (2012). Young Enterprise Out West – March 2012. Henderson, Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SOu2qxWBpo
Mellalieu, P. J. (2011, July 19). More ladders, fewer snakes: Two proposals to reduce youth disadvantage [Review]. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved November 7, 2011, from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/7794555863/more-ladders-fewer-snakes-two-proposals-to
Mellalieu, P. J., & Coleman, E. B. (2011). Nga Kakano School Whanau Hui 2011 [photograph album]. Retrieved from http://gallery.me.com/petermellalieu#100341
Mellalieu, P. J., Kearns, N., & Vause, A. (2011). Whanui Hui – Nga Kakano School – Part 2. Nga Kakano School, Henderson. Retrieved from https://files.me.com/petermellalieu/mdn3lj.mp3
Mellalieu, P. J., & Vause, A. (2011). Whanui Hui – Nga Kakano School – [Extracts]. Nga Kakano School, Henderson: MyndSurfers. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZsOe2qipuQ
Mellalieu, P., & Vause, A. (2012, March 17). Advancing educational outcomes through Education for Enterprise in a Maori/Pacifika school: The case of Nga Kakano
Christian Reo Rua Kura Part ONE: Strategic development issues. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved March 17, 2012, from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/19444076798/advancing-educational-outcomes-through-education-for
Nga Kakano Art Auction. (2012, May 18).Peter Mellalieu’s Zenfolio Photograph Albums. Retrieved May 19, 2012, from http://petermellalieu.zenfolio.com/ngakanao_auction
Rangatahi Productions. (n.d.).facebook. Retrieved March 17, 2012, from http://www.facebook.com/RangatahiProductions
Vause, A., & Mellalieu, P. J. (2011). Education for Enterprise at Nga Kakano Christian Reo Rua Kura: Pilot Workshop. MyndSurfers. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVe-cfZVgGQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Young Enterprise- UK Finals 2009 — Affinity Speech. (2009). Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V0Wd8u7YTI&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Unitec associate professor of business innovation and entrepreneurship, Peter Mellalieu, reveals his idiosyncratic passion for derelict and repurposed dairy factories. Peter argues that if we attempt to foresee the possible futures we might experience over the next ten years, then we need to examine at least the previous 40 years of history. Interviewer Karen McCarthy also discusses with Tim Mackle the impending changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act, and Dairy NZ’s new research and development initiatives to improve sustainable farm practice through reducing nutrient and waste runoff into river waters.
Straight Talk 2012 Episode 14. (2012, May 6).Straight Talk. Auckland, N.Z.: Country 99. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPEBGQVu32I&feature=youtube_gdata_player
- Overview elements of APMG 8118 Enterprise Creativity, Design and… (pogus.tumblr.com)
- Waikato River dairy environment project gets funding (radionz.co.nz)
- New Zealand gas research to help farmers’ bottom line (dawn.com)
A delicious morning tea hosted by staff of the Unitec Department of Management and Marketing welcomed their new Head of Department, Sukesh SUKAMARAN today. Colleagues from associated departments from the Faculty of Creative Industries and Business also joined in the celebration and welcome.
Sukesh has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Geophysics) (Hons) and a from Otago University, Master of Business Administration. Originally employed as an oil and gas geophysicist in his homeland of Malaysia, Sukesh has worked in 12 countries across four continents, in various international business development, sales and marketing, management and leadership roles in a wide range of organisations and companies.
In New Zealand, Sukesh has worked in large businesses including Crown Minerals, Telecom NZ and KPMG Consulting, and more recently at Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED). Sukesh has also had leadership and management roles in smaller innovation-driven companies such as The Web Company, winner of Waitakere “Best Mid-Sized Business Award” in 2009, and is well connected with local businesses in and around Auckland. He has also been working in a mentor role over the past seven years, providing online/web/social media insight and expertise to help grow businesses that appreciate the opportunities to be had online.
Over the past year, Sukesh has triggered several initiatives with business such as the West Business Leaders Forum, bringing public and private sector together to discuss and evolve local socio-economic issues and opportunities, often having Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse as a guest member. He is an Advisory Group member of the West Auckland Business Club (formerly Waitakere Business Club) and was the host of their Business After 5 networking events. He is also connected with Council initiaves such at the Ultra Fast Broadband project, and its rollour priorities in collaboration with Local Board Chairs. At ATEED, Sukesh championed a values-based approach to engaging local business and local economic development, and at the last Westpac AKL West Business Awards, he pioneered a social media driven people’s Choice Award, which over 3 weeks garnered 4500 winning votes from 20 different countries globally.
Sukesh’s move to Unitec, he says, represents his next leg of his career and passion to create and add value to (local/AKL) businesses and therefore NZ’s economy. “Unitec has clearly stepped outside traditional academia, in its objective to make a difference to people’s lives, and I know I can help to add value here”, he says. “DoMM is one of the largest department at Unitec, and therefore the opportunity to lead Unitec’s vision and values is one that DoMM can own”.
- Overview elements of APMG 8118 Enterprise Creativity, Design and… (pogus.tumblr.com)
- The Little Day Out for Unitec Institute of Technology’s… (pogus.tumblr.com)
- “Strategic People who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to…” (pogus.tumblr.com)
- DOMM academics charge up with innovation and creativity for new semester (thedomm.com)
If you use WordPress for a blog or website you should get along to WordCampNZ next weekend on Sat 21st and 22nd of April.
On Saturday the speakers focus more on content although there is some talks such as speakers such as Sam Cooke – How to Pick a Theme, Craig Deveson – Making a WordPress Plugin and David Blair – Effective WordPress Video who get into a bit more detail.
There are lots of other great speakers with Nikolasa & Potaua Biasiny-Tule – DigitalMāori & WP Magazine Stylz on their mostly community projects.
Full schedule is here On Sunday there are some special tech sessions aimed more at developers and tech users who work with WordPress more closely.
If you are a Unitec student ( bring your ID on the day) you can get 50% discount so its only $25 all up for the event but best to get a ticket online as space is limited and ticket sales will likely close before the weekend if they run out.
For Unitec students use this coupon code UnitecDomm in the coupon space to get $25 off the ticket price. This coupon will expire on Thursday night 19th of April so you need to be quick.
For Digital Marketing Students especially this event is great for ideas and inspiration on what some of NZ’s top businesses and groups are doing online.
Video clip below
More details on Jasons blog Going to #wordcampnz? You Should
The March meeting of Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) school companies at the Trusts Stadium, Waitakere. This was the first meeting where the school companies met coaches and organisers for the YES programme. Several staff members from DOMM were advisers to the companies at this event.
DOMM Bachelor of Business student Aroha Vause launched the YES programme at Nga Kakano School this February, following a pilot project she ran with the school whilst studying BSNS 5391 Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Unitec in 2011.
- Bizboard & Young Enterprise Launch, Thursday 6 October (macekingston.wordpress.com)
- Four Lessons to Learn from a Graduating College Senior (brandmc2.com)
- Is small business a Good Thing? (flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com)
Source photo gallery, for download of individual images:
The Little Day Out for Unitec Institute of Technology‘s Faculty of Creative Industries and Business. A celebration of our achievements. A networking event. And a preview of best practice and new ideas for future teaching, research and professional practice.
Video created by Peter Mellalieu, course tutor for APMG 8118 Enterprise Creativity, Design & Innovation.