HACK TAIRĀWHITI

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!

 
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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

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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