Support Ōtaki Rangatahi to travel to Australia in support of Indigenous languages!!

$3,155 of $2,800 goal
Given by 46 generous donors in 14 days

We are seeking your support to raise $2,800 to travel a group of rangatahi from Ōtaki to be part of INDIGIHACK in Sydney, Australia!


Every two weeks an Indigenous language disappears. Here in Ōtaki, our rangatahi are the recipients of Whakatupuranga Rua Mano - and today te reo Māori is heard throughout our community.

7 rangatahi from Ōtaki have been selected to travel to Sydney Australia to be part of INDIGIHACK - the world’s first Indigenous led hackathon for young people.

This hackathon will challenge Indigenous youth to develop new technologies that aim to revitalise and retain Indigenous languages. The winner “hacker” will go into an incubator to further develop and refine the product.

Supported by the Māoriland Charitable Trust the Ōtaki team will be the only group travelling from New Zealand to participate. They will be

supported to build their digital skills by experts and to represent their schools - Ōtaki College, Te Kura ā Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rito.

The cost of the trip is $10,000 for 7 rangatahi plus 3 adults to travel with most of that being raised by the MCT. We need your help to pay for accommodation while our team is in Australia. We will be staying at NCIE - National Centre of Indigenous Excellence - the venue for INDIGI HACK which is going to cost $2800.

This trip is part of M.A.T.C.H - The Māoriland Tech Creative Hub with the aim that by participating in INDIGIHACK new skills, knowledge and relationships will be created for rangatahi in Ōtaki.

Any money raised above the goal will be donated to INDIGIHACK who are also fundraising to cover the cost of groups travelling from remote communities across Australia.

THE RANGATAHI ARE: Te Rangihuia Silbery-Henare, Oriwa Jury

Te Ākauroa Jacob, Hinerau Henare-Taiapa, Kaea Hakaraia Hosking, Te Ata Baker-O’Connor, Retitia Raureti supported by Krishna Rangi, Hēni Jacob and Madeleine de Young


M.A.T.C.H (The Māoriland Tech Creative Hub) M.A.T.C.H (Māoriland “AHI” Tech Creative Hub) will be a tech-creative learning centre that is supporting rangatahi in Ōtaki and the Kāpiti Coast to become creative tech leaders by providing training, mentorship and industry-led opportunities for rangatahi to pathway towards high value careers as the producers, developers and thought-pioneers of the future.

About us

Māoriland exists for the social, economic and educational success of its community in Otaki through connection to the wider world of Indigenous creativity and innovation.

Use of funds

We're raising $2800 to cover the cost of accommodation at NCIE in Sydney.

Our flights have already been booked so we are definitely going!

Any funds raised above the total will be donated to INDIGIHACK to assist other groups to travel.

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This campaign started on 22 Jul 2019 and ended on 5 Aug 2019.