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'Iwi Algorithm' can grow Aotearoa's mana
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei innovation officer Te Aroha Grace says AI can help to combine the values from different cultures to help grow Aotearoa’s mana and brand – and AI is not just for commercial gain.
25 Mar 2019
Spark strengthen ties with Māori Language Commission
The two have signed a mahi tahi Memorandum of Understanding for Spark to continue providing digital support for the promotion of te reo Māori.
29 Nov 2018
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga empowers Māori cultural research
NPM says the platforms are also designed to deliver innovation in significantly challenging research areas.
07 Nov 2018
Lack of financial support for Māori entrepreneurs leaves businesses struggling
Māori entrepreneurs are being held back from financial success due to issues with accessing finance, managing debt and wealth, and tax compliance.
24 Sep 2018
Huawei and Vodafone launch sleek new Y series phones
“We are delighted to offer customers the chance to get their hands on one of these great new Huawei phones..."
21 Sep 2017
Māori entrepreneurs invited to take part in first govt-supported accelerator programme
Kōkiri is the name of New Zealand’s very first government-supported business accelerator programme for Māori, and it's looking for 10 participants.
02 Aug 2017
Artificial intelligence and robots draw hundreds of Kiwi entrepreneurs to innovation event
The event featured a stellar line-up of established and emerging innovators...
31 Jul 2017
Sold-out innovation event set to motivate and inspire Maori entrepreneurs
"Matariki XPonential is about providing opportunities to meet like-minded Māori entrepreneurs, learn from one another, and build connections."
27 Jul 2017
Ākina Foundation issues final call for Māori entrepreneurs who want to experience SEWF 2017
Māori entrepreneurs who’d like to attend this year’s Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchuch have until July 31 to apply.
21 Jul 2017
Royal recognition for digital education innovator
Long time champion for Māori and education recognised in last week's Queen's Birthday Honours. Pat Snedden joins the Order of Merit for his services.
13 Jun 2017
Budget 2017 supports more te reo digital resources
"This funding will accelerate the design and delivery of localised curriculum resources to support te reo Māori for Ākonga, kaiako and Kāhui Ako."
09 Jun 2017
Te reo digital literacy essential for equitable future
"We want to ensure our digital learning is equitable, purposeful and based on excellence for diverse students and families."
31 May 2017
Māori digital startup finalists prepare to meet judges
"It’s vital that we work to encourage more Māori into the thriving technology and innovation sector & build capacity by encouraging more involvement."
09 May 2017
Northland kura to get $19 million upgrade for modern learning spaces
The two projects will bring flexible teaching spaces to enable a modern learning environment & technology that will help connect Māori students.
06 Apr 2017
Auckland-based Animation College proves popular in Rotorua
“For them it allows generations to come back home and contribute to the iwi and community.”
31 Mar 2017
Kiwi innovators: Entries for the Māori innovation comp close soon
The competition aims to attract more Māori to the digital economy by helping emerging innovators turn their creative ideas into reality
28 Mar 2017
Digital learning supported in New Plymouth school upgrades
“It’s essential that students with learning support needs receive the same educational opportunities as their peers..."
27 Mar 2017
Kiwi competition aims to stimulate economic involvement & innovation in Māori
“Ideas should have the potential to create economic opportunities for Māori and other New Zealanders, as well as be considered for the export market."
28 Feb 2017
Chinese execs to experience 'wayfinding' approach to Maori business style
“We’ll be asking, what can Chinese bring for Māori, and what can Māori bring for Chinese? How can we strengthen and learn from each other?"
18 Nov 2016
Samsung develop te Reo Māori language pack for printers
"Having the ability to operate the printers in te Reo Māori fits perfectly with the values of our organisation."
11 Jul 2016
Ministry of Education and Hika bring te reo Maori to early education
New Zealand early education services (ECE) are eligible to receive free access to the Hika Lite Maori Language Application.
23 Feb 2016
Blackboard recognises Maori as one of NZ's official languages
“With the Māori version of Blackboard we are helping even more students be successful in their day-to-day education and reach their academic goals.”
22 Feb 2016
Winners of Kiwi entrepreneurial comp announced
“To be selected out of a group of more than 130 entrepreneurs is no small feat. Now the journey starts to turn these ideas into a business."
24 Nov 2015
Technology used to revitalise indigenous culture
Technology can be used to preserve ancestral knowledge in formats that are relevant and accessible, according to Steven Renata, from Kiwa Digital.
16 Oct 2015