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Tairāwhiti Gisborne Techweek 2019

1 May 2019

Tairāwhiti Gisborne Techweek is back for 2019!

A festival of innovation that's good for the world and good for Tairāwhiti, Tairāwhiti Gisborne Techweek boasts an epic lineup from holograms and hackathons to cyber safety and 'technovation'.

Check out the events list below, this page will be regularly updated with more news and details.


2Register for Hack Tairāwhiti here.

See how harnessing the power of technology can enable us to take businesses from regional New Zealand, to the world. Think top local, national and international talent. Read more...

all week1Register at any time for Free Launch! Coworking here.

Where to find Launch! Coworking.

Coworking is taking over the globe! Find out why FOR FREE. Read more...

monday3Register for Horouta Story - A 3D Journey here.

Explore our region's founding Tipuna stories with the Te Runanga o Turanganui a Kiwa team.

Experience a showcase the 800-year old story of the Horouta waka, the iconic journeys of Paoa and Kiwa in a digital experience that transforms the art of story telling. 

4Holograms 101 - SOLD OUT

HOLOGRAM SHOWCASE. Tairāwhiti is a region of firsts and it is our pleasure to invite Karl Shotz from Shotz Creative to present HOLOGRAMS 101.

For the first time ever in Tairāwhiti Gisborne experience a hologram showcase! Presented BY A HOLOGRAM, view holobaldes, a virtual greeter and fog screen technology too! Read more...

5Register for Hologram Showcase here. Or call 027 951 3710 - You must register via your school or training provider.

Open only to those aged 16-24. A student only rendition of holograms 101, with an introduction to coding with robotics. Spaces are limited so don't miss out. Broadening career horizons in the digital age.

kajsdhkasdhRegister for Simplify, Automate, Grow here.

BDO Gisborne shares inspiring practical stories on how Tairāwhiti's leading industries have forged ahead and benefited with innovative business systems. Learn how your business can too.

7Register for Augmented Reality and Coding With Robotics Showcase here. Or call 027 951 3710 - You must register via your school or training provider.

Open to students aged 10-12, learn about coding with robotics, using real robots and Kai's Clan's augmented reality technology! Includes hologram showcase. Spaces are limited. 

8Register for Discover Drones here.

Discover Drones! Topics include; Civil Aviation Regulations, current and future drone technologies, photography and other innovative uses for drones - including preservation of national and natural resources - flight simulation and a drone laser competition, using real drones.

wednesdayE9 Parenting in the Digital Age 2Register for Parenting in the Digital Age here.

The Internet is full of good and bad, both equally accessible.  As adults we have a right to choose, however this right is also then passed to children by default. Learn about easy-to-use technology that enables 'safe surfing' for tamariki. 

n p 2Register for Digital marketing for the Modern user here.

Digital marketing vs traditional marketing.What are the functions of digital marketing? How do you use it to expand your business? How do the digital buyers behave? And how do you capture them to buy from you?

n p 3Register for Content Marketing & Social Media here.

What is content marketing? How do you create content marketing across 5 major social media platforms? Explore infographic and videographic as a powerful tool to sell information and increase traffic, conversion and sales.

n p 4Register for Omnichannel Digital Marketing & Conversion here.

What are the digital channels you can utilise to expand your business and sales? How do you turn your single channel marketing into multi-channel marketing, and then to omnichannel for full advantage of your digital marketing? What is omnichannel? Why it matters, and how to execute it?

vr redo right day Virtual fun for everyone, here is a chance to try out interactive Virtual Reality! Drop in to Launch! Coworking and give it a go. Suitable for the whole family.


ev event firday Register for Keeping Up with Technologies in Tairāwhiti here.

The fourth industrial revolution is now upon us. How will digital technologies impact the Tairāwhiti Gisborne region over the coming years and decades? Virtual and augmented reality, artificial Intelligence, Industrial Internet of Things, additive manufacturing and collaborative robots - learn how they are being used across all industries including forestry and agriculture.

google righ ttimeRegister for Creating a 3D Journey using Google Earth here.

Te Runanga o Turanganui a Kiwa brings you a workshop on teaching participants the basic functions of what Google Earth has to offer, and using Google Earth to create your own stories or Pepeha.


drones proper timesRegister for Drones - Taking local businesses to new heights here.

All you need to know about drone rules and regulations, Plus the learn how drones are being used to enhance Tairāwhiti Gisborne businesses. Read more...

14Register for Creative Circuity here.

Tamariki between the ages of 8 and 12 are invited to learn basic circuitry and creatively apply their new knowledge to develop an interactive art piece. Through this tech exploration kids are encouraged to be curious and empathetic towards each other and the world around them. Read more...


15Register for Technovation Tarāwhiti here.

Tarāwhiti girls aged 10-18 years have been working hard imagining, designing and building mobile apps to solve community problems and to compete in an international app building challenge. This event will see them pitch their apps to keynote speaker and judge – Girls Boss Chief Executive Alexia Hilbertidou. Come and celebrate the success of our young wahine toa! Read more...


bl 2To purchase a ticket for Jobs, Robots & Us, email, visit or call Muir's Bookshop on 06 867 9741.

Join Eastland Community Trust Chief Executive Gavin Murphy and Jobs, Robots and Us Author Kinley Salmon, for a discussion on how technology will impact the future world of work in Tairāwhiti and beyond.




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