Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures

Raranga Matihiko are museum-led workshops that weave student and ākonga learning through digital technologies, creative exploration and collaboration.

Start Date 23/07/2018
Finish Date
Duration 2 days at the museum plus school-based sessions
Years Years 1 - 8; for kura and decile 1-3 schools in Hawke's Bay
Cost Free
Venue MTG Hawke's Bay and Hawke's Bay schools
Learning Areas Technology, Social Sciences, Arts

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As part of the Ministry of Education Digital Technologies for All Equity fund, the Raranga Matihiko programme delivers innovative digital technologies to those with limited digital learning opportunities, while increasing access to national and local exhibitions and collections.

Throughout the programme, students solve real-world problems, while enriching their knowledge of their communities and regions.

Through accessing national and local collections, learners can co-create and curate their own learning using digital technologies. The solutions developed will be shared using a range of digital media.

This programme is provided at no cost to the school. The costs covered include Teacher Release Day (TRD) for one planning day, transport while visiting the museum, facilitation, and technology use.


A bespoke approach

No single programme will be identical. Each class will have a bespoke programme plan designed for their learners.

This ensures the needs of the learners are met, and provides support to each learner as they develop digital fluency skills in a cross-curricula approach. This includes building students' understandings of computational thinking, digital citizenship, and literacy.


Building confidence in digital technologies

Concurrently, we will work with teachers to build their confidence in working with digital technologies, and we welcome whānau, family, and community involvement.


Sharing stories

A key aspect of our approach is that the museum will share stories captured by programme participants with the public by digital and/or physical display (with agreement from the participants and kāhui ako).


Our partners

MTG has partnered with Te Papa to deliver this programme in Hawke’s Bay. Te Papa is also delivering the programme in the Wellington region and has partnered with Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi and Tamaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum in the Auckland and Northland regions.



The programme will be designed and delivered by learning innovation specialists. The three modes of delivery include face-to-face in museum, face-to-face in school, and online.

Yearly targets:

First year

  • One-day planning at the museum with kaiako to ensure the programme complements the class curriculum. TRD costs covered for this day.
  • Two-day class visit to the museum where students have the opportunity to engage with digital technologies, museum collections, exhibitions and specialist staff.
  • Two school-based visits from our facilitation team to continue to support students’ learning.
  • Online support via phone and email, one online virtual visit.

Second Year

  • Planning at the museum with kaiako to ensure the programme complements the class curriculum.
  • One-day class visit to the museum where students have the opportunity to engage with digital technologies, museum collections, and exhibitions and specialist staff.
  • Two school-based visits from our facilitation team to continue to support students’ learning.
  • Online support via email and one online virtual visit.


Programme criteria

As per the requirements of the Digital Technologies for All Equity Fund, school participation includes:

  • decile 1-3 schools within a 100km radius of MTG Hawke’s Bay
  • all kura within a 120km radius of MTG Hawke’s Bay


For more information please contact Amanda Sye: asye@mtghawkesbay.com

The Raranga Matihiko programme is led by Te Papa as part of the Ministry of Education’s Digital Technologies for All Equity Fund. The Equity Fund supports the introduction of new digital technologies learning for all schools and kura across New Zealand.

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