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: