Delivered by Trust Tairāwhiti, the event will be broadcast over one-day from Rāngai Studios with co-hosts Mātai Smith and R?hia Timutimu leading presentations and engaging conversations about digital technology in the region.

Event contributors include Pultron Composites, Wood Engineering Technology, Rua Bioscience, T?nui Collab, NetApp, Tolaga Bay Innovation, Toha, TaiTech, Mātai Research, Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival, and many more.

"We are excited to be involved again in Techweek, raising awareness, and celebrating innovation in our region. The Techweek platform allows us to showcase our rich digital tapestry, which is uniquely Tairāwhiti, to the motu and the world," said Jared Johnstone, Digital Technology Sector Enhancement Lead for Trust Tairāwhiti.

"There is an array of leading tech initiatives at play in Tairāwhiti, yet overall awareness of the creativity and capability the region has on offer is not well understood."

This year's presentations focus on advanced manufacturing, climate solution technology, digitisation of culture and the arts, medical research using MRI, cybersecurity and capability building.

Rangitahi will play an important role among the production crew and as panellists to ensure their voice and perspective has a platform.

"This year's Techweek puts some simply amazing initiatives on show, which are completely synergistic with who we are as a region. It is even more relevant as we enter an engagement series to develop a regional Digital Technology Strategy," Mr Johnstone says.

"We will co-create a guiding document that will deliver inter-generational change and help direct our energies and resources through to 2040 and beyond. The future is nothing but promising for the Tairāwhiti community."

The livestream will run from 10am on 20 May and can be accessed through the Techweek Tairāwhiti YouTube channel and shared via the Trust Tairāwhiti website and social media channels.

For more information on the event, visit the Techweek website or contact

PublishDate: 6 May 2022