MATCH presents Korakora Matihiko

A two-week expo inspiring rangatahi with Indigenous games, animation, vr & 360, comics, workshops & more!

What's it all about?


Maoriland Charitable Trust has created M.A.T.C.H to enable and mentor our rangatahi to be leaders in the creative tech industry.

Korakora Matihiko is a two-week expo running May 17 - June 1 with Indigenous games, animation, vr & 360 and comics including rangatahi workshops and public kōrero.

Korakora Matihiko opens M.A.T.C.H which will be open weekly for rangatahi to learn and play in focused workshops, one on one training, ‘hackathons’, creative challenges, and ‘free-play’ led by industry leaders and fellow rangatahi.

These activities will build leadership capacity by encouraging rangatahi to use creative thinking and problem solving to develop and build creative solutions to given challenges.

Rangatahi who participate in M.A.T.C.H will develop creative tech literacy, mental agility and adaptability and hard technical skills. They will also develop collaboration and leadership skills through group work and tuakana-teina mentoring. M.A.T.C.H will support rangatahi to achieve in Hangarau Matihiko.

M.A.T.C.H - Maoriland's tech creative hub will put new technology in the hands of our rangatahi activating the next generation of tech sector creatives. 

We want our rangatahi to be creators not consumers - to lead the way we creative technologies as Indigenous peoples to reconnect and exchange ancestral knowledge, story and language. 

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Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street, Otaki, New Zealand

Tuesday 21 May
10:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday 22 May
10:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday 23 May
10:00am - 4:00pm

Friday 24 May
10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday 25 May
10:00am - 3:00pm

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Gabo Arora

award-winning immersive artist, filmmaker and Founder/Creative Director of LightShed

Gabo Arora (USA) is an award-winning immersive artist, filmmaker and Founder/Creative Director of LightShed. He is a professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he designed, leads and is the Founding Director of the new Immersive Storytelling and Emerging Technologies (ISET) program and lab.

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Jessica Hansell

Visual Artist

Writer, musician and visual artist Coco Solid is Jessica Hansell, a Māori/Sāmoan/German artist from Auckland. Working in kaupapa-driven film and television, Hansell created ‘Aroha Bridge’ due mid 2019 and is the first woman to direct and write an adult cartoon in New Zealand for network television.


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