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TŌNUI Collab is supporting teams of Year 6 - 9 girls from kura across Te Tairāwhiti to experiment with VEX IQ Robotics so that they might compete in the global VEX IQ Robotics competition.  

VEX Robotics hosts the world’s largest robotics competition for students all over the world to compete against one another using a robot of their own design. Students need to practice teamwork, leadership, communications, and creative problem solving to participate. 

TŌNUI Collab wanted to specifically address the disparity of kōhine Māori in tech, this collaborative initiative with Kiwibots and kura across Te Tairāwhiti will engage kōhine in weekly wānanga, practice competitions (scrimmages) and take a collective approach to mentorship and community building.

TŌNUI Collab's Kōhine Robotics programme is supported by the Gattung Foundation.

For more information about our Kōhine Robotics programme, contact us on

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