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

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

In 2022 we have adopted a mobile strategy so that we can bring the STEMM learning to the community. We will be 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 often 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.

Our Edtechs also have experience aligning the learning with specific class inquiry topics so we invite teachers and kaiako to share the inquiries being explored in the classroom with us.

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


Our wānanga are single or multi-day and thanks to the support of Trust Tairāwhiti our School Group workshops cost only $1 per learner per hour.

Contact us at to book your class for a STEMM Wānanga.