Expressions of Interest – M.A.T.C.H Creative Intensifier

Do you have a passion for art, film, animation or audio? 

Are you Māori?

Are you hardworking and motivated?

Are you looking to upskill for a career in the creative digital industry?

If you answer yes to all of these questions then this training program may be for you.


A 12-week kaupapa Māori workplace training program in Animation, Film and Audio. 

Māoriland ‘Ahi’ Tech Creative Hub (M.A.T.C.H.) is for Māori aged 17 + who want to develop and grow skill in film, animation, and audio. 

Over 12 weeks, participants will develop skill in one of three creative pathways: 

  • Animation and Digital skills training.
  • Filmmaking includes core skills of camera, sound, editing, and directing.    
  • Audio including live event production, field recording, and audio post-production for film. 

Mahi Whakatairanga – 

  • Only 10 places for Māori aged 17+ 
  • You must commit to a 12 Week full-time course (30 hours Tuesday – Friday) at Māoriland Hub in Ōtaki.
  • The course is fees-free. 
  • Wrap-around pastoral care support included in Te Uru Marie.

Tērā rānei ētahi huarahi whaimahi māu.  This is a career pathway course aimed at helping you into the digital creative industry;

  • Film Production
  • Animated films
  • Animated videos to communicate big ideas – including your own.
  • Illustrating books and other media!
  • Game & App Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Live Music Events

During this program, you will

  • Develop hard technical and creative skills in your chosen pathway. 
  • Become part of a collaborative and supportive cohort of Māori creative professionals 
  • Gain essential skills to pathway you into employment or further training.
  • Be supported to gain essential skills including drivers license, first aid, and health and safety training. 
  • Be paid the Living Wage while attending the course. 

Delivered in a Tikanga Māori creative environment at the Māoriland Hub.

He Kōwhiri Tāngata – Selection Criteria

He mahi tēnei e hihiko ai te wairua auaha o ngā tauira ako e whakapuare nei i ō rātou hinengaro. E riro ana ngā mahinga nei ki ngā tāngata he piri pono nō rātou ki tā rātou e whai ai, e kī ai.  

Up to 10 people will be selected. You need to be committed and self-motivated. You don’t need to be a flash artist or have prior experience but you do need to show us your strong interest in trying new things creatively.  

He Rangi Nui – Key Dates

MATCH Intensifier Ka Tīmata: Mid August 2023

MATCH Intensifier Ka Mutu: Mid-November 2023

MATCH Creative Intensifier will run from Tuesday – Friday 9:30 am – 5 pm.
Participants must be available for the duration of the M.A.T.C.H Intensifier. 

Me Pēnei Tō Tono Mai –  How to Apply

Mō te tono tuihono: Expressions of Interest

Ka Katia Te Wā Tono – Applications close: August 2 2023