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My Kiwa Journey

Digital Publishing: It is nearly 8 years since I invested in Kiwa Digital . My journey started by searching for something that meant  I can let my boys learn Chinese by themselves. It ends with investing in Kiwa Digital. Kiwa was truly one of the first developers who put children’s books on iPad, so early … Continue Reading →


What an amazing year for our partners Wangka Maya Pilbara Language Centre! Filming, website, school programmes, museum projects, research, an expo, and the ground-breaking project we have been supporting, the establishment of a digital hub with a vast collection of video, audio and written resources on language, indigenous knowledge and governance. With the Centre’s fast … Continue Reading →

The long view on indigenous language preservation

The ANZSOG First Peoples Conference in Melbourne on the theme of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, was an opportunity to call on public servants and indigenous leaders in Australia and New Zealand to take the long view on indigenous language preservation. Indigenous languages need not one, or even five year plans; but uber long … Continue Reading →

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Recent research

Hi Tech Awards

Looking forward to the NZ Hi-Tech Awards this month! “Describing their storytelling technology as ‘immersive’ and ‘experiential’, Kiwa Digital is passionate about inspiring rangatahi (youth) and indigenous cultures to discover the links between language and code, to make the tech industry more relatable. “ Hi Tech Award Judges We are honoured to be a finalist … Continue Reading →

Te Kūaha

Kia ora!Welcome to Te Kūaha, your go-to resource for Māori language and protocol. In April, the University of Auckland launched its University Language Plan for the Revitalisation of te reo Māori. Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori, Professor Cindy Kiro, told a Zoom meeting of staff that the Language Plan is “our plan and I’m asking your full … Continue Reading →

Support for gifted learners

New Zealand’s Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin has announced a million dollar package of support for gifted education. The Minister said restoring support and funding for gifted education is a priority. It is estimated that up to 40,000 learners are gifted in New Zealand. The new package will support gifted learners and those with exceptional … Continue Reading →

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