July 09, 2018
Houses and mirrors in digital challenge
Māori digital innovators have put their best ideas forward in this year’s DigMyIdea challenge, and two have scooped up $10,000 prizes to help take their ideas to the next stage.
One of the judges, Kaye-Maree Dunn from the Māori Women’s Development Incorporation, says the winner of both the rangatahi section and the overall competition was Jordan Messiter with Homely, a platform to bring together houses, landlord and tenants.
Other rangatahi finalists includes a game to help children manage their diabetes, a virtual reality avatar to help learn te reo Māori, and Tupua Urlich’s tūpuna mirror.
"When you looked in the mirror your tūpuna would appear behind you and it would give you a whakatauki or a positive kōrero, but that was a whole experience," ms Dunn says.
The winner of the open section was Arena Williams with Kōwhiri: Choice!, a Māori online voting platform.
Copyright © 2018, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com