Plenary session • 1.5 hours

Tangata Whenua Innovation

Hosted by: Toi Kai Rawa

The Cargo Shed, 5 Dive Crescent

We commence the DayBreak Innovation Summit with a showcase of Māori innovation, spearheaded by Toi Kai Rawa, the regional Māori economic development trust in the wider Bay of Plenty.

This inaugural session features a panel of leading Māori innovators, delving into projects where Matauranga Māori and Western science converge, and giving insight into ambitious initiatives throughout our region. This is an opportunity to grow your understanding of the essence of innovation from a Māori perspective, and explore how indigenous concepts are being applied to create value, deliver prosperity and unlock untapped potential.

Panel facilitator:

  • Te Horipo Karaitiana
    Ngāti Kahungunu, Kurakura Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe
    Trustee of Toi Kai Rawa, CEO of Te Awanui Group, Deputy Chairman Wairarapa Moana Inc and Director Miraka Ltd.


  • Manu Caddie
    Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāti Haua
  • Cameron Baker
    Founder and CEO of Envico Technologies
  • Ngaria Rolleston
    Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Whakaue
    Chief Operating Officer of Te Awanui.