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Who we are

A stronger Aotearoa through fostering and growing careers with Pacific Islanders and Māori in New Zealand’s Technology Sector

Elevating Aotearoa's Future began through the recognition of the under-representation and under-valuing of the contribution that Pacific Islanders and Māori have to offer in the fast growing, high demand technology sector.

Seeing the cost, time and relevancy challenges faced by candidates today, we created an industry ready training programme coupled with guaranteed employment opportunities.

With the bulk of job growth in fields that require high degrees of social and emotional skills (World Economic Forum (2016), New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning through Technology) our technology workforce needs to represent the population it serves.  

Our commitment is to deliver the true social and economic benefits of diversity through action.


Mike Jenkins

Ngāti Raukawa


Evan Wilson - Head of Data Innovation at Qrious

Ngāti Kahungunu, Tuhoe


Ainsley Burns

Wahine Toa


Chris Borton - Public Health Sector Lead at AWS


Sam Allen - Tech Director


Elle Crocker - Project Manager

Our objectives


Employers committed over the next year


Candidates signed up over the next year



New hires in the public cloud data field supported through the fast track programme by the end of 2021

Growth in NZ Summer of Tech candidates identify as Māori or Pacifika by end of 2020


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