Storytelling and Tech Festival - Business

A festival of innovation and discovery focused on Storytelling and Tech, encouraging businesses to consider how best to tell their story.

What's it all about?

The Storytelling and Tech Festival is a one-day event full of inspiring speakers, targeted workshops and a Tech Expo. 

The day is split into two - Rangatahi during the day and Business in the evening.

The Business section will focus on BRAND STORYTELLING. Our amazing speaker line up is full of national and local leaders in digital and brand storytelling, along with some practical, hands-on advice on how to create better content.

Targeted at any business who is looking to better engage their customers. 

Rotorua is a city of storytellers and it is through stories that we will retain humanity in an increasingly digitised world. 

Hear from local innovators and entrepreneurs who are successfully sharing their stories with the world, and be inspired by how tech can help you best connect with your customers and stakeholder.

The festival will highlight that tech is simply a tool or platform that can be harnessed to achieve things and connect with people, it should not be the end goal.


Please note this is the BUSINESS page of the event, register for the RANGATAHI event here.


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You should be present for the whole duration of this event.

Toi Ohomai - Mokoia Campus, Tangatarua Marae, Mokoia Drive, New Zealand

Thursday 23 May
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Free event
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Kat Lintott

Co-Founder of Wrestler

Kat is a co-founder of Wrestler, a creative agency based in Wellington, NZ, leading all virtual, augmented and mixed reality projects.
Kat is creating content that aims to push the mainstream consciousness forward, giving audiences experiences that empower them in the content itself and then beyond into the real world.

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Potaua Biasiny-Tule

Co-Founder of Digital Natives Academy & Digital Basecamp

Rotorua local Potaua Biasiny-Tule (Te Arawa, Tūhoe, Te Whānau a Apanui, Niue) also established 4CB when he and other local animators decided to start telling our stories using global tech and sharing those immersive & interactive Indigenous stories with whanau. This has encouraged them to reach further into Animation Production, Digital Maori Tourism and Digital Content Production and in 2019, they will be launching Te Maara Matihiko o Te Arawa - The Digital Gardens of Te Arawa.

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David Blackmore

General Manager of Waimangu

David is the General Manager of Waimangu Volcanic Valley which is an eco tourism business located 20 minutes south of Rotorua. Waimangu is owned in partnership by Ngati Rangitihi and Tuhourangi and has a clear vision around sharing their korero with manuhiri.

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Glenn McLeary

Owner/Designer of Red Spot Creative Solutions

With over 30 years in the media and communication industry, Glenn has established successful businesses previously in Brisbane, and after returning to Rotorua in 2007 established Redspot, a boutique branding company. Redspot predominantly works with with small to medium businesses, locally, nationally and internationally, helping tell their business story through branding.

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Ngapera Riley

Deputy CEO of Figure NZ

Ngapera Riley (Te Arawa) helps run Figure.NZ, a tech charity dedicated to making NZ’s public information easy to find and use. She’s going to share a few tools and tricks on how everyone from students, to businesses, charities and councils can use data to help them make better decisions for the future.

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Mead Norton

Owner of Mead Norton Photography

Mead Norton is an international award winning photographer and has been shooting videos for the last two years. Storytelling has been a part of his life for a long time and he is loving the freedom motion work has given him to tell stories in a dramatic way.

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John Maybury

Owner of

John helps business attract quality clients through video & content marketing. He is focused on how he can help people tell stories, share their value, their insights creatively so they connect as authentic individuals.

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