Education programme Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures which is led by Te Papa, has been recognised as one of
the top 100 global education innovations by HundrED.Org- an international not-for-profit organisation, which promotes
innovations in education.
Developed in 2018, Raranga Matihiko is a Ministry of Education funded educational programme, which delivers innovative
digital technologies to teachers, students and their whānau. The programme increases access to national and local
exhibitions and collections.
Raranga Matihiko is the only programme in New Zealand to have been selected for HundrED’s annual Global Collection:
2022, which highlights 100 of the brightest innovations in education from around the world.
Raranga Matihiko Project Director Tara Fagan says she is thrilled that the programme has been recognised amongst the
best in the world.
“It is an honour for Raranga Matihiko to be recognised as one of the world’s top 100 education innovations. The
programme’s strength comes from the people and taonga we work with, and the commitment of students and their whānau to
“As part of Raranga Matihiko we have connected 13,000 5-14 year olds across the country with taonga from Aotearoa New
Zealand; enriching their cultural experience and identity,” she says.
Auckland based Student Niko says he enjoyed taking part in this unique programme.
"In my family, doing stuff like that was hardly ever done and it was a new experience. The future of technology is
changing rapidly, learning how to use it prepares us," he says.
The programme works in collaboration with Auckland Art Gallery and Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Delivered to students over
four years and at no cost to schools, Raranga Matihiko includes two days in the cultural institution for students,
whānau and their teachers, and face-to-face learning and experiences.
“For many students, this is their first experience of museums and galleries. Cultural institutions offer such a rich,
diverse learning environment while enabling learners to connect with their culture in new ways,” says Ms Fagan.
A recent programme held with Pukeatua school in Wellington saw 25 students learning more about Matariki and exploring
what it means to them. At Te Papa, the students engaged with exhibitions to deepen their learning, and used a range of
digital technologies such as stop motion animation and virtual reality to show their learning.
Raranga Matihiko was selected by HundrED.Org as one of the most impactful and scalable innovations in education. 2203
programmes were submitted from around the world and were reviewed by 150 HundrED Academy Members consisting of
academics, educators, innovators, funders and leaders from over 50 countries.
Northland based Teacher Annette says “as well as developing digital tech skills, (the programme) gives learners an
opportunity to base their learning around their culture, genealogy, history of Māori and to see themselves at the heart
Notes to Editors
The Raranga Matihiko programme is led by Te Papa in conjunction with partner museums Waitangi Treaty Grounds and
Auckland Art Gallery. Previous partners have included Auckland Museum, MTG Hawke’s Bay and Waikato Museum.
Raranga Matihiko delivers innovative digital technologies to those with limited digital learning opportunities, while
increasing access to national and local exhibitions and collections. Throughout the programme, students solve real-world
problems, while enriching their knowledge of their communities and regions.
Through accessing national and local collections, learners can co-create and curate their own learning using digital
technologies. The solutions developed are shared using a range of digital media.
The programme is provided at no cost to the school. This includes transport to and from the museum.
HundrED is a global non-profit based in Finland that improves education through impactful innovations. We are a small
team making a big impact on the world.
HundrED Innovators who have been selected, are trailblazers transforming the world of K12 education through their
impactful and scalable work. These include innovators recognised by the HundrED Research Team in the Global Collection
See HundrED’s annual Global Collection: 2022 report here