Ōtaki students using new technology to revitalise indigenous languages

Seven students from Ōtaki are heading to the inaugural Indigihack, the world's first ever indigenous-led hackathon for young people.

With statistics showing an indigenous language disappears every two weeks, the hackathon aims to use new technology to help retain and revitalise indigenous languages around the world.
Supported by the Maoriland Charitable Trust through their Māoriland "Ahi" Tech Creative Hub (Match) Te Rangihuia Silbery-Henare, Oriwa Jury, Te Ākauroa Jacob, Hinerau Henare-Taiapa, Kaea Hakaraia Hosking, Te Ata Baker-O'Connor, Retitia Raureti will compete against students from across Australia and further afield to develop new app-based technology.

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