NorthTec and Pehiaweri Marae have appointed TemaKwan Fenton-Coyne and Luke Tomes as Research Educators for a two year project focussed on understanding what Digital Skills Māori and Northland community groups want and need in the following areas:

  • Getting Connected: Networking Skills – exploring the use of digital devices, software and networks.
  • Digital Tikanga: Te Ao Māori Online – applying cultural identity, ethics and integrity to the digital world.
  • The Digital Entrepreneur: Coding and App Development – developing an ability to code software applications.

The researchers will engage with Rangatahi Māori of local schools, whānau, Kuia, Kaumatua and community groups of Pehiaweri Marae in a digital skills survey, with the goal of establishing digital skill programs for 2016.

This project aspires to establish an environment where whānau can come together to improve their digital skills in a fun and inspiring space. The long term goal is to build digital capacity within the marae, unlock the potential of indigenous innovation and contribute to economic growth in Northland.

It is important to us that the programme is created based on ideas and input from Pehiaweri Marae whānau. We invite whānau who are interested in taking part in the project to please fill out an expression of interest form.

Please fill out our contact form here for further inquiries.

Ngā mihi,

Tema and Luke