About Te Hapori Matihiko
Te Hapori Maihiko is a community for Māori working (or aspiring to work) in digital and tech roles. Prior to building this kaupapa, we surveyed Māori working in digital to understand their needs. We also looked overseas at other indigenous kaupapa for digital and tech. This is by Māori, for Māori, of Māori.
We have regular matauranga sessions with leaders in our hapori, opportunities to contribute digital skills back to your rohe and the Matihiko Awards. The Matihiko Awards will recognise excellent Māori contribution across a range of digital and tech kaupapa. The celebration and visibility of this success is an important step in creating leadership pathways for our rangatahi.
Through this mahi, our kaupapa hopes to support an increase in Māori representation and participation in the digitech sector, both in Aotearoa and abroad.
E kore te puna mihi ki a Hīkina Whakatutuki (MBIE) e mimiti, mei kore i a koutou i tā koutou pūtea tautoko hoki e kore tēnei kaupapa i rokohanga ai.
We extend deep gratitude to the team at MBIE for the funding to get this kaupapa started.