M.A.T.C.H (Māoriland “Ahi” Tech Creative Hub) is a tech-creative learning centre that is supporting rangatahi in Ōtaki and the Kāpiti Coast to become creative tech leaders. Through training, mentorship and industry-led opportunities M.A.T.C.H is creating a pathway for rangatahi to enter high-value careers as the producers, developers and thought-pioneers of the future.
M.A.T.C.H has been developed around a tuakana-teina model for rangatahi to work collaboratively, building their capacity to be self-determined empowered leaders.
M.A.T.C.H is a space for rangatahi to use creative thinking and problem solving to develop and build creative solutions for our future world.
M.A.T.C.H is Indigenous-led and STREAMS focussed – Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and SUSTAINABILITY recognising the importance of Indigenous knowledge when working towards an innovation-focused future society.
Join the conversation about how we connect and interact online – what we share and what we believe.
MURA MĀTAURANGA invites you to be part of a Rangatahi Māori led Code of Ethics for the Digital World.
WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR ONLINE WORLD TO LOOK LIKE?
EXCHANGE KNOWLEDGE THROUGH PLAY
M.A.T.C.H SUPPORTS Hangarau Matihiko – the digital curriculum
The future of work is creative.
Creative technology is where creativity and technology intersect. It is a multi-million dollar industry that survives on story.
We want our rangatahi to be creators not consumers
Computational thinking is a skill for the future. It’s how we can solve big problems logically. It’s the backbone of creative technology.
We practice computational thinking everytime we play a game – giving us the skills to create our own.
Creative technologies are being used by Indigenous peoples to reconnect and exchange ancestral knowledge, story and language.
M.A.T.C.H will support our rangatahi to lead in this space as proactive digital citizens.