Ka Hao: Māori Digital Technology Development Fund

The Ka Hao Fund is currently closed. Further details will be announced on this website in due course. To register your interest please contact kahao@tpk.govt.nz.

About the Ka Hao Fund

The Ka Hao: Māori Digital Technology Development Fund is a contestable fund to support initiatives that will create high value jobs and opportunities to advance Māori in digital technologies. In 2014, the Government allocated $30 million over six years to 2021 to support:

  • Māori economic development by encouraging Māori participation in the ICT sector; and
  • access to Māori language and culture through ICT.

Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment have joint responsibility for the Ka Hao Fund.

Te Puni Kōkiri is the lead agency for the Fund. The fund has three funding priorities and a range of associated outcomes that could be achieved by initiatives targeting these priorities.

The long-term objective of the Fund is to:

Create high value jobs and opportunities that advance Māori in digital technologies.

The fund has three funding priorities and a range of associated outcomes that could be achieved by initiatives targeting these priorities. These are called the Fundamental Criteria.

The diagram below illustrates how the Fundamental Criteria are linked

 

Contact Details

The Ka Hao Fund is currently closed. Further details will be announced on this website in due course. 

To register your interest please contact kahao@tpk.govt.nz.

Ka Hao Fund Operational Framework and Funding Plan

The Ka Hao Fund Operational Framework and Funding Plan sets out the objectives, funding priorities, specific outcomes and how the funding process will work for the Fund.

These documents are informed by four workshop hui to discuss funding priorities for the Fund.

Ka Hao brand

Ka Hao logo

 


The Ka Hao brand is derived from the well-known whakataukī, ‘Ka pū te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi – The old net is cast aside and the new net goes fishing’. The accompanying byline ‘Casting. Creating. Connecting.’ builds on the wider meaning of the whakataukī.

Read more about the Ka Hao brand

 

 

 

Ka Hao Fund Recipients

Find out which initiatives have received Ka Hao funding.

Media Releases

Ka Hao: Māori Digital Technology Development Fund recipients announced

Applications open for Māori Digital Technology Development Fund [PDF, 274KB]

Māori ICT Development Fund Advisory Group members appointed

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