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Are you Māori?
Are you hardworking and motivated?
Are you looking to upskill for a career in the creative digital industry?
If you answer yes to all of these questions then this training program may be for you.


M.A.T.C.H Creative Intensifier  

A 12-week kaupapa Māori workplace training program in Animation, Film and Audio. 

Māoriland ‘Ahi’ Tech Creative Hub (M.A.T.C.H.) is for Māori aged 17 + who want to develop and grow skill in film, animation and audio. 
Over 12 weeks, participants will develop skill in one of three creative pathways: 

  • Animation and Digital skills training.
  • Filmmaking including core skills of camera, sound, editing and directing.
  • Audio including live event production, field recording and audio post production for film. 

Mahi Whakatairanga - 

  • Only 10 places for Māori aged 17+ 
  • You must commit to a 12 Week full-time course (30 hours Tuesday - Friday) at Māoriland Hub in Ōtaki.
  • The course is fees-free. 

Wrap around pastoral care support included in Te Uru Marie.

Tērā rānei ētahi huarahi whaimahi māu.
This is a career pathway course aimed at helping you into the digital creative industry;

  • Film Production
  • Animated films
  • Animated videos to communicate big ideas - including your own.
  • Illustrating books and other media!
  • Game & App Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Live Music Events
  • During this program, you will
  • Develop hard technical and creative skills in your chosen pathway. 
  • Become part of a collaborative and supportive cohort of Māori creative professionals 
  • Gain essential skills to pathway you into employment or further training.
  • Be supported to gain essential skills including driver's license, first aid, and health and safety training. 
  • Be paid the Living Wage while attending the course. 
  • Delivered in a tikanga Māori creative environment at the Māoriland Hub.

He Kōwhiri Tāngata - Selection Criteria

He mahi tēnei e hihiko ai te wairua auaha o ngā tauira ako e whakapuare nei i ō rātou hinengaro. E riro ana ngā mahinga nei ki ngā tāngata he piri pono nō rātou ki tā rātou e whai ai, e kī ai.  

Up to 10 people will be selected. You need to be committed and self-motivated. You don’t need to be a flash artist or have prior experience but you do need to show us your strong interest at trying new things creatively.  

He Rangi Nui - Key Dates

MATCH Intensifier Ka Tīmata: Mid-August 2023

MATCH Intensifier Ka Mutu: Mid-November 2023

MATCH Creative Intensifier will run from Tuesday - Friday 9:30 am - 5 pm.
Participants must be available for the duration of the M.A.T.C.H Intensifier. 

Me Pēnei Tō Tono Mai -  How to Apply

Mō te tono tuihono: Submit your expression of interest

Ka Katia Te Wā Tono - Applications close: July 31, 2023

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M.A.T.C.H Creative Intensifier

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