About

HE MIHIHIHI

E tu taputapu. E tu rongorongo. E rau rangatira mā tēna kōutou katoa.

Karanga ra e tēna mate. Maurea atu i tēna mate. Kei te paki o Matariki ngā wairua e rere ana, Ki a koutou e te hunga wairua, haere, haere, haere atu ra.

Maringi ana ngā roimata kua here i te moana roa, te moana nui, te moana pamamao mo kōutou kua ngaro ki tua ō Paerau.

E ngā iwi, e ngā hapu, e ngā marae maha, e ngā whānau, tēnei ra te mihi. Na koutou e manaaki, e poipoi nei i a mātou kua tae mai i tēnei ra.

He mihi tenei na te ohu ki a koutou katoa. He taonga nunuinga te mahi.

He mahinga pai o tēna tupuna o tēna tupuna.  Mihi mai. Mihi mai.

Heoi ano, he kaupapa pāpāoho, he kaupapa ātāmira hou, he kaupapa herenga tangata, kia kotahi ai tātou mo tēnei kaupapa rangatira. Huri noa tēna koutou, tēna koutou, tēna koutou katoa.

“Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro nōna te ngahere,
ko te manu e kai ana i te matauranga nōna te ao.

Digital Natives Academy is an intergenerational centre of digital excellence, a place where curious young minds can find exceptional leaders along with state of the art digital tech.

It is also a Sanctuary from an often cold, uncaring world where the outliers of society can find peace, a warm smile, friendship and shared passions.

Digital Natives Academy (DNA) Charitable Trust was established in 2014 to encourage tamariki, rangatahi and those wanting to enter the digital tech industry the power to create, transform, shape and develop their own digital tools.

KAUPAPA | VISION
Inspiring the next generation of digital leaders.

In 2018, DNA Rotorua had over 2,500 people visit, tour, learn, share and stay to join the digital whanau.

DNA’s mission is to create digital pathways for the next generation of leaders by inspiring them to become makers, architects and innovators of technology, rather than simply users and consumers of it.

DNA is about giving whanau the confidence to think creatively, work collaboratively and reason systematically. We do this through a range of online and offline activities related to the digital tech sector.

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

DNA started as a place to teach tamariki the basics of coding & programming 5 years ago and has since evolved to offer inspiration to the next generation of digital leaders.

We do this by providing programmes centered around Esports, Content Creation, Coding & Game Development.

We have come to understand that what we do is so MUCH more then just provide skill acquisition and educational pathways. DNA provides a sense of belonging, a place to create and share life’s joy and pain, a space where dreams can be created and imaginations sparked.  If you would like to help in some way – contact us here.

A SENSE OF BELONGING