IT and Innovation

Te Puni Kōkiri works in partnership with other government agencies and the private sector to develop policies and opportunities that support the growth and development of Māori within the Information Technology sector.

Ka Hao: Māori Digital Technology Development Fund

Creating high value jobs and opportunities that advance Māori in the digital technology sector.

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DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge

The challenge aims to grow Māori involvement in New Zealand’s digital economy.

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Mauao to San Fran

Twelve Māori students from Te Wharekura o Mauao have travelled to Silicon Valley, San Francisco on an inspirational journey to encourage their education choices.

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Puhoro - Careers of the Future

The Māori Science Academy (MSA), is a partnership initiative involving Massey University, Te Puni Kōkiri and Year 11 Manawatu schools and Murupara Area School.

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Dream Big Māori

Inspiring Māori to live their dreams.

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Events and Updates

Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.

  • Helping rangatahi get into the ‘digi’ creative space

    • Date: 09 February 2018

    Hori Mataki, creative lead for Ariki Creative and member of Te Ao Hangarau, is paving the way for rangatahi with an interest for digital technologies. In his words, Te Ao Hangarau is ‘setting up the change for rangatahi to build off our shoulders to get into the digi space’.

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  • Team ‘WAQ’ developed the anti-bullying watch which lets the wearer alert an adult anonymously when bullying strikes.

    Rangatahi taking on big business

    • Date: 16 November 2017

    Māori secondary school students have shown off their flair for entrepreneurship in a series of successful workshops that have recently wrapped up.

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  • Thousands Engage in Rangatahi Vote Campaign

    • Date: 25 September 2017

    It has been all go for the Te Puni Kōkiri ‘For Future’s Sake Vote’ street team, which has been on the road for the past three months encouraging young Māori to vote in last weekend’s election.

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  • Mere Pohatu and baby Tamati

    Protecting Pēpī Nationwide

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    Te Puni Kōkiri funded the first ever roll out of life-saving wahakura ten years ago and now every district health board in the country is set to offer them to whānau.

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  • Digital Tool Shows Schools How to Pōwhiri Properly

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    From Pūkana to Hongi, a new online resource is set to support more English-medium schools to get involved in Kapa Haka and Pōwhiri.

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