Reimagining how tech can improve Māori prosperity by growing scalable business from regional New Zealand to the world.

Eight Māori exporters pitched their greatest challenge to over 100 participants. Including; technologists, educators, corporates, creatives, entrepreneurs and young people who came together for this 48 hour hackathon. Everyone was blown away by the solutions built by the teams!


First-Ever National Māori Hackathon

Hack Tairāwhiti brought together Maori tech exporters and the country’s top tech talent in a collaborative environment in Gisborne


Hack By The Beach

The hackathon was held in Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club which has expansive and beautiful views of stunning Poverty Bay

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Immersive Cultural Experience

People were greeted by a Pōwhiri and experienced local entertainment with some participants staying at a local marae