Māori Innovation & New Technology Sector

KOTAHI - Cooperate

2025 Goal


To build a strong and sustainable Sector 

10,000 Māori Working in the Sector

1000 Māori Organsations supported 
within the Sector


Photo: Maori Technology Sector Group Hui held on the 25th October 2013, supported by

Nga Pu Waea (National Maori Broadband Working Group) and Auckland Council


Te Mana Raraunga - Maori Data Sovereignty Network

He Whenua Hou, Te Ao Raraunga - Te Ao Raraunga, He Whenua Hou

With respect to the inherent rights that we as Māori have by virtue of our inalienable
relationships with the land, water and the natural world, we assert that:
Data is a living tāonga and is of strategic value to Māori...

The purpose of Te Mana Raraunga is to enable Māori Data Sovereignty and to advance
Māori aspirations for collective and individual wellbeing...

To understand more visit their website  https://www.temanararaunga.maori.nz/

Te Mana Raraunga Charter

pdf fileTe Mana Raraunga Charter.pdf

See also presentation: Data, Development and Sovereignty - by Andrew Sporle

pdf fileData Development and Sovereignty by Andrew Sporle for Te Mana Raraunga.pdf,


Te Mana Raraunga Te Pokapu / Steering Group are:Tahu Kukutai, Maui Hudson, Rikirangi Gage, Kirikowhai Mikaere, Andrew Sporle, Warren Williams, Wikuki Kingi, Vanessa Clark, Rawiri Jansen, James Hudson


Maori ICT Report 2015 prepared by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

 pdf filemaori-ict-report-2015.pdf,


Sector Strategy / Organisational Support

  • Invite and engage whānau, hapu, iwi, marae, business to support Sector / Organisation

  • Create co-opportunities to connect with each other

  • Support Māori / Pacific / Indigenous Development

  • Value and enhance positive strengths of diverse groups

  • Develop communications infrastructure

  • Access, develop, maintain networks – local, regional, national, global

  • Share skills and expertise

  • Strategic sales and marketing – from local to global

For further information about how you can support Technological Sovereignty for Maori / Aotearoa NZ see:

pdf fileRe-Claiming our Technological Sovereignty - Paper - Tania Wolfgramm 2014.pdf

Tactical Opportunities

  • Stocktake and database development and management

  • Indigenous Consulting

  • Cooperative Projects – Sector [health - e.g. telemedicine; education - e.g. e-learning] / Gaming

  • Create and/or strengthen connections with external Indigenous communities, i.e. establishing a unique global vertical for economic growth through shared interests and values


Outcomes and Benefits

  • Strengthened relationships between Sector stakeholders

  • Shared vision leads to enhanced collaborations

  • Greater connections and connectivity improves partnerships

  • Global network of like-minded kainga developed

  • Established co-opportunity among sector peers

  • Strengthened connections with global Indigenous communities

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References and Links

Tangata Whenua - Empowering Māori Communities


Digital Māori Forum - Celebrating Indigenous Technologies


NZ Māori Internet Society - Te Whanau Ipurangi




Te Puni Kokiri - Nga Pu Waea, The National Maori Broadband Working Group


New Zealand Technology Industry Association


Auckland's Economic Development Strategy


 Indigenous Education Institute