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TŌNUI Collab creates engaging STEMM* learning opportunities for tamariki and rangatahi across te Tairāwhiti. Our mission is to create opportunities for our young people to explore the diversity of STEMM* in an innovative and encouraging environment.

* STEMM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Mātauranga

Since early 2022 TŌNUI Collab has adopted a mobile strategy, taking the STEMM learning into the community, facilitating STEMM wānanga in schools, kura, marae and community spaces. 

We are bilingual STEMM specialists and our STEMM Wānanga are taught in reo Māori or English.
Our wānanga use pūrākau (story) o Te Tairāwhiti as the foundation for STEMM exploration - this could look like exploring the pūrākau of the Horouta waka voyaging from Hawaiki to Turanganui-a-Kiwa while learning computational thinking concepts or retelling the pūrākau of Whirikoka and his adventures with the sea animals out at Mangataikapua through animation, it could look like rangatahi developing computer games that celebrate the life of Te Maro or recreating a virtual experience that is reflective of Maia Poroaki's journey.

STEMM applications range from animation to electronic engineering, digital art, game development to graphic design, coding and computational thinking, augmented reality to virtual reality. 


Our STEMM wānanga are full-day and multi-day for school groups across Te Tairāwhiti and are partly funded by the Ministry of Education as part of their Enriching Local Curriculum (ELC) initiative. STEMM Wānanga are $5 per child per day (we recommend half-day wānanga for tamariki of Years 0-2, contact us for more details). 

As part of our mobile strategy, we'd love to come and set up at your school or kura for a week or multiple weeks to create STEMM learning opportunities for tamariki and rangatahi, this enables us to bring in resources and equipment that we cannot set-up if we are only with you for a day. Get in touch with us to discuss further.

Currently, we are not taking online bookings, please contact us at to book your class for a STEMM Wānanga.  

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