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Projects funded by Curious Minds programmes

Kaitiaki whenua: engaging kura kaupapa rangatahi in digital technology

Hoani Waititi rangatahi will utilise digital technologies to automate watering their edible garden and feeding their chickens. The project will strengthen linkages between te ao Māori and the digital world.

Organised by

Unitec Institute of Technology

Project details

  • Auckland
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Science
  • Environment

Project duration

February 2019 - December 2019

Funding awarded

$30,000.00 excl. GST (2019)
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Kaiwhanake Taupānga Māori - Māori Youth Game Development programme

The Māori-Game-Development project is a programme designed to empower rangatahi in underserved areas to design and develop Māori digital learning games, giving them skills in computer science and programming.

Organised by

Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust (OMG Tech)

Project details

  • Waikato
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Computing and robotics

Project duration

January 2019 - December 2019

Funding awarded

$134,445.00 excl. GST (2019)
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Ka Hao te Rakatahi

Kāi Tahu rakatahi (young people) will learn how to monitor tuna (eel) numbers so that they can act as Kaitiaki (guardians) of the mahinga kai (food harvesting) resources of Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau.

Project details

  • Otago
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Freshwater
  • Conservation
  • Ecology

Project duration

July 2018 - June 2019

Funding awarded

$20,000.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

Ngā Kaitiaki o Ngā Motu

The project whānau will be exploring the characterisation and connectivity of taonga species inside and outside Tapuae Marine Reserve and Ngā Motu/Sugar Loaf Islands Marine Protected Area.

Organised by

Te Atiawa Iwi Charitable Trust

Taranaki Regional Council

Experiencing Marine Reserves schools.

Project details

  • Taranaki
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Oceans
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Biology
  • Environment

Project duration

May 2018 - May 2019

Funding awarded

$19,969.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

Science Around Us: from creeks to crayfish

Year 9 & 10 students at Gore High School are exploring the science of wetlands, water monitoring, and wai kōura (freshwater crayfish) through a collaboration with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and their kōura farming project.

Organised by

Gore High School

Project details

  • Southland
  • Otago
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Maths and Statistics
  • Freshwater
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Agriculture/ Food

Project duration

February 2018 - December 2018

Funding awarded

$6,300.00 excl. GST (2018)
Unlocking Curious Minds