Friday, 25 November 2016

Documentary about Mālama Honua visit

Last March, two vessels visited Auckland as part of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. The waka landed at Pt England on the Tāmaki River, and were greeted by 2500 students from Manaiakalani schools.

A half-hour documentary produced by ʻŌiwi TV about the visit and the story of Manaiakalani was released yesterday.

Watch the documentary by clicking the image below:

Click here to learn more about the visit on

Monday, 21 November 2016

Digital devices for all children - Horowhenua Chronicle

A recent article by Ashleigh Collis in the Horowhenua Chronicle talks about the founding of the Te Hinaki Trust, which was formed in 2015 with the goal of improving access to digital technology for learners in Horowhenua, following the same approach as Manaiakalani.

Te Hinaki trustee Douglas Rowan talks about how the trust was formed after visiting the Manaiakalani cluster in Auckland: "I have never seen a change in achievement patterns like I've seen with Manaiakalani. It was unbelievable."

To read the full article, click the image below:

Friday, 18 November 2016

Innovation Awards in the Media

Russell Burt (Manaiakalani Convenor & Principal of Pt England School) recently spoke to RadioLive's Vaughn Davis about Manaiakalani and the recent win of a pair of New Zealand Innovation Awards.

Click the image below to go to RadioLive and hear the full interview:

Here are some other articles that talk about this years NZ Innovation Awards winners, including Manaiakalani:



Thursday, 17 November 2016

Manaiakalani picks up two New Zealand Innovation Awards

The Manaiakalani Education Programme was announced as the winner in two categories of the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2016 on Thursday October 20th at SKY City Convention Centre. 

The categories that Manaiakalani won in are:


Overall there were 21 winners, 19 highly commended awards across 11 industry categories and 10 business disciplines.

Click here to read the full press release

Here is a short video interview with Russell Burt (Manaiakalani Schools Convenor & Principal of Pt England School):

The New Zealand Innovation Awards eZine below also has a page about Manaiakalani (page 19):

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Fusion Networks & Manaiakalani

Fusion Networks is a specialist technology integrator and Manaiakalani partner, who manage the technology in over 40 of the Manaiakalani Schools.

Fusion Networks' October newsletter talks about the Manaiakalani programme and the work that Fusion does in support of the programme both in Auckland for the Manaiakalani Cluster and for clusters in the Manaiakalani Outreach programme.

Fusion has recently put up a case study on their website which looks at how schools on the West Coast are embracing digital learning with support from Manaiakalani and Fusion Networks.

Click the image below to read the case study on Fusions website:

Click here for a PDF of the case study

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Manaiakalani in EdSurge Magazine

A recent article in the American magazine EdSurge was written by Manaiakalani's Executive Chair, Pat Snedden. The piece explores the success of the Manaiakalani programme and how it was initially sparked by tapping into Maori concepts and using them to shape the education process.

To read the full article, click the image below:


Monday, 17 October 2016

Spark Jump

Manaiakalani has partnered with the Spark Foundation over four years and this article provides commentary on this very positive relationship from the Spark perspective.

Spark Jump is one of a series of Spark’s community initiatives involving education. To find out more about Spark’s interest in education and supporting programmes that ‘mirror Spark’s DNA’ like Manaiakalani, we spoke with Lynne LeGros, General Manager of Spark Foundation.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Nanogirl writes about Manaiakalani

Nanogirl (Dr. Michelle Dickinson) is a science & technology columnist for the New Zealand Herald. In a recent article Dickinson talks about the changing state of education as the world becomes increasingly digital and the challenges this brings for children who lack access to the internet and other digital technologies. Manaiakalani is featured in the article as an example of an initiative that aims to help children in New Zealand by bridging the digital divide.

To read the full article at the NZ Herald website, click the image below:

Friday, 24 June 2016

Rebecca Jesson: equal education

Dr Rebecca Jesson is a senior lecturer in the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland. As part of a recent Radio New Zealand interview, Dr Jesson talked about research that she and her team at the University of Auckland's Woolf Fisher Research Centre have been conducting into Manaiakalani's digital teaching and learning programmes.

Click the image below to listen to the interview on the Radio NZ website:

Here are two more articles about Dr Jesson's work with Manaiakalani: and

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Cyclone top of the class as Google honours regional resellers - Reseller News

Cyclone Computers have recently received an award for being Google's 2015 Asia-Pacific Partner of the Year for Devices. This honours Cyclone's success in working alongside many New Zealand schools (including Manaiakalani Cluster & Outreach schools) as they introduce digital teaching.

Click below to read the full article:

Friday, 12 February 2016

Spark features Manaiakalani in February Newsletter

The February newsletter sent out by Spark to all subscribers across New Zealand featured an update on their support of the Manaiakalani Programme.
As well as mentioning our local schools it goes on to explain that Spark has increased support to include the five Manaiakalani Outreach Clusters around New Zealand.
Click the image below to read about Spark's contribution to Manaiakalani:

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Summer Code Camp in Tamaki makes learning code a game -

A recent article for Scoop talks about the Summer Code Camp that 30 students from the Manaiakalani cluster were a part of. Funded by the Innovation Partnership and N4L (Network for Learning), the Summer Code Camp taught kids how to code through the process of making their own computer games.

To read the full article, click the image below:

Monday, 11 January 2016

Tamaki College hosts Teach First NZ

Tamaki College principal, Mrs Soana Pamaka, speaks at the graduation ceremony of a cohort of Teach First NZ and explains the extremely positive experience Tamaki College has had employing TFNZ teachers.  

 Soana Pamaka, Principal of Tamaki College, speaks at Teach First NZ's Ako Mātātupu: Launching our Alumni Community and congratulating our 2013 cohort on their completion of the programme. 25 November 2014 at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Education, Epsom Campus.