Digital Māori Forum DMF


Name: Digital Maori Forum
Also Known As: DMF
Entity Type: Incorporated Society
Affiliations: Rtana ICT Hub
Industry Sector: ICT
Web site:
Date Established: 2010 (informal)-2013 (legal entity)
Membership Model: Paid membership


In 2008 a small group of Maori ICT practitioners and business owners got together to discuss Maori participation in ICT. In those discussions it was identified that there was no organisations to encourage and support Maori in or into the ICT industry.

In 2009 the group re convened and planned a national hui to gather Maori industry players to find solutions to the issues that were keeping Maori out of the industry and away from the ICT economic opportunities. In 2010 this hui occurred and from that hui, the group called itself the Digital Maori Forum with an aim to become a Maori ICT industry group that would be developing a strategy for the future that included supporting Maori in or into the ICT industry.

A strategic planning hui was held in October 2011 and a draft strategy was created to become a legal entity was discussed. In 2013 the group became an incorporated society.

The group lobbies government and industry groups for more Maori representation and Treaty obligations while it has a commercial interests in ICT projects.

Key People

  • Arahi Hagger
  • Col Heke
  • Llanasa Peachey
  • Puawai Hagger
  • Rei Sciascia
  • Renee Sciascia
  • Potaua Biasiny-Tule
  • Quinn Nahi



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