Outside of school workshops, after school workshops, and holiday workshops, TŌNUI Collab also collaborates with other community activators to create STEM learning opportunities for our tamariki, rangatahi and pakeke.

We have partnered with Tuia 250 and welcomed Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr and the waka Haunui team into TŌNUI Collab to share celestial navigation techniques.

Pūrākau o te Tairāwhiti are treasured taonga and we design workshops that empower tamariki and rangatahi to learn and respond to pūrākau throgh a STEM lens. We have partnered with Te Runanga o Turanganui a Kiwa and welcomed Albie Gibson and his team into TŌNUI Collab to share pūrākau o te Tairāwhiti with tamariki.  We have welcomed Charlotte Gibson from Ngati Oneone to share about Te Maro and his many talents. We have welcomed Huia Pihema from Te Aitanga a Mahaki to share pūrākau about Mahaki with rangatahi and support them to create digitally-enhanced responses to the pūrākau.


In 2020 we also collaborated with Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival, details are below. We are looking forward to partnering with them again in 2021.


In collaboration with Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival 2020, TŌNUI Collab gave rangatahi the opportunity to create digital self-portraits; the TŌNUI Collab team introduced rangatahi to new creative digital art techniques and encouraged them to produce unique and self-expressive art. Rangatahi were also invited to record a short message sharing their hopes and dreams for Tairawhiti in 20 years time. These digital portraits and messages of hope for the future are viewable at TŌNUI Collab and also in the online gallery below.

Like the Tairawhiti tile wall this project takes its inspiration from, these digital portraits are mostly unnamed. 


TŌNUI Collab's digital portrait workshops were open to tamariki for the two weeks of the October School Holidays and complimented the range of other school holiday workshops on offer to tamariki from across the Tairawhiti - from animation to game development, augmented reality to robotics.