In celebration of International Women's Day, oOh!media New Zealand is dedicating its extensive digital advertising network to promote women-owned and led businesses across Aotearoa for free. This initiative sees over 600 digital screens featuring local women-led including Maimoa Creative. The campaign aligns with this year's International Women's Day theme of #InspireInclusion, spotlighting the achievements of women and the ongoing journey towards gender equality, highlighting the importance of such platforms in empowering female entrepreneurs and advocating for inclusivity in all sectors, including the traditionally male-dominated music industry.
Scammers exploiting the Toitū Te Tiriti movement have targeted Māori designers, including Aroha Tamihana of Maimoa Creative. After releasing a free Toitū te Tiriti template for Waitangi Day, Tamihana discovered her work was being sold for profit. Despite the scam site's professional appearance, red flags like a nonsensical pepeha and fake social media profiles alerted her to the fraud. Tamihana emphasises the growing sophistication of scams, urging vigilance beyond obvious errors. Her experience with threatening responses from the fraudulent site hasn't deterred her commitment to offering free resources, reinforcing the need for consumers to research and verify before purchasing.