National Digital Readiness Programme

In order for Mahuika's fire to continue to burn, it must be stoked. In order to develop a Māui mindset, artful curiosity must be fostered.

Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko - the National Digital Readiness programme

Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko - the National Digital Readiness programme has been developed to ensure teachers and kaiako are ready to implement the new digital technologies content.

The programme is inspired by the legend of Māui, his kuia Mahuika, and how the source of fire was discovered.

Māui was curious, brave, determined and had a great desire for things to work a bit better. #belikeMāui

Mahuika was reflective, patient and insightful. #belikeMahuika

National Digital Readiness Programme

These are characteristics that teachers throughout Aotearoa can use to help ignite the future of all our tamariki so they can become creators and innovators of digital technologies, not just users.


Sign up to Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko and complete Te Tokorima-a-Mahuika (Self Review Tool).

As part of the Ministry of Education’s Professional Support package for teachers, kaiako, leaders and tumuaki, CORE Education is proud to be working with its partners to deliver Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko, the National Digital Readiness Programme.

CORE Education’s partners in Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko are: University of Canterbury Computer Science Education Research Group, AATEA Solutions, UC Education Plus, Kia Ata Mai Educational Trust, Open Polytechnic, New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, NZTech, Young Animators, Digital Technologies Teachers Aotearoa, and Code Club New Zealand.