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Our top picks for the whole family at Techweek24

15 May 2024

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Techweek isn't just for the adults. There's plenty of events for the whole family across the motu. From colouring competitions in Westport to the Grand Opening of MOTAT's Te Puawānanga Science and Technology Centre in Auckland, there's bound to be something for the whole family to enjoy. 

Check out some of our top picks!

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GRAND OPENING of Te Puawānanga Science and Technology Centre at MOTAT
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GRAND OPENING of Te Puawānanga Science and Technology Centre at MOTAT

MOTAT, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

25 - 26 May Paid

Be one of the first to experience and explore Aotearoa’s newest science and technology space for families and children. Opens 25 May.

EPIC colouring competition

EPIC colouring competition

EPIC Westport, Te Tai Poutini West Coast

20 - 26 May, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free

Bring your artwork to life during Techweek with EPIC Westport! Winners of our colouring in competition will get their artwork animated!

Crafting game worlds with Unreal Engine

Crafting game worlds with Unreal Engine

The Backhouse, Whanganui

20 May, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Free

Learn about crafting game worlds with the Unreal Engine, the powerhouse behind Fortnite

Kāpiti Coast TechWeek: Show and Tell with JackBord

Kāpiti Coast TechWeek: Show and Tell with JackBord

Paraparaumu Library, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

20 - 25 May Free

Show and tell with JackBord

Junior Coding Club

Junior Coding Club

Byte - Digital Hub - Greymouth, Te Tai Poutini West Coast

20 May, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Paid

This course is a fun and interactive introduction to the basics of programming.

Rangatahi Healthy Tech Habits
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Rangatahi Healthy Tech Habits

The Backhouse, Whanganui

20 - 22 May Free

Rangatahi - unleash your Creativity & Tech Genius with Us!

Virtual Reality Driving Simulation
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Virtual Reality Driving Simulation

Murihiku Southland

21 May Free

Virtual Reality Driving Simulation - Join Underground Games and Great South ,with Support from the Southland Business Chamber and Coin South

Te Huarahi Robotics Showcase

Te Huarahi Robotics Showcase

Te Huarahi Linwood Avenue School Hall, Ōtautahi Christchurch

21 May, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Free

Come and be inspired by the next generation of creators and innovators!

Engineering in Action Day 2024

Engineering in Action Day 2024

Wintec Rotokauri Campus, Waikato

22 May, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Free

EIA24 is an opportunity for keen Years 12 and 13 students to learn about careers in our vibrant Engineering Sector.

Powering Up Pacific Tech
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Powering Up Pacific Tech

South Auckland Creative and Tech Hub, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

22 May, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free

The South Auckland Creative & Tech Hub (SACTH) - mobilising Maori & Pasifika community and youth into technology. Come check us out!

TechFest - Woven Cultures in Digitech - A Day for Tamariki
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TechFest - Woven Cultures in Digitech - A Day for Tamariki

Tūranga, Ōtautahi Christchurch

22 May, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Free

A fun, inspiring day for tamariki aged 8-11.

Minecraft @ Whanganui District Library

Minecraft @ Whanganui District Library

Davis Library, Whanganui District Library, Whanganui

22 May, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Free

Kids - enjoy Minecraft at Whanganui District Library

Fun Robotics Challenge for Adult & Child
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Fun Robotics Challenge for Adult & Child

STEAM-ED, Bay of Plenty

22 May, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Koha

Build a robot with your child! We give you a task, you create a robot using our VEX IQ equipment.

Library Online @ Gonville Library

Library Online @ Gonville Library

Gonville Library, Whanganui

23 May, 10:45 AM - 11:45 PM Free

Get free access to books, movies, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers and courses through our library apps at Whanganui District Library.

Kiwibots Robotics Demonstration

Kiwibots Robotics Demonstration

Puke Ariki, Taranaki

23 May, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Free

Kiwibots Robotics Showcase at Puke Ariki Library

Calling all Tech Enthusiasts!

Calling all Tech Enthusiasts!

134 Rutherford Street, Whakatū Nelson

23 - 24 May Free

Calling all Tech Enthusiasts!

DYP and Fisher & Paykel Appliances Dunedin Tour
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DYP and Fisher & Paykel Appliances Dunedin Tour

Ōtepoti Dunedin

23 May, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Free

Exclusive Tour - Limited Capacity

Experience VR @ EPIC Westport

Experience VR @ EPIC Westport

Te Tai Poutini West Coast

24 May, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Free

Dive into the future with EPIC Westport! Experience VR demos at our drop-in sessions.

Robots in Cold Places
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Robots in Cold Places

Ōtautahi Christchurch

26 May, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Paid

Discover the brave robots that help scientists in Antarctica!

CANCELLED: Robotic Toys and Games—Useless Boxes

CANCELLED: Robotic Toys and Games—Useless Boxes

Ōtautahi Christchurch

26 May, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Paid

Unlock your creativity by using robotics to design toys!

Game Jam Manawatu
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Game Jam Manawatu

two36 Shared Space, Manawatū

25 May, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Free

Join us and create your own action-adventure game, where you will collect coins and defeat enemies!

Explore Gaming with Atuatanga VR

Explore Gaming with Atuatanga VR

The Backhouse, Whanganui

25 May, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Koha

Don't miss the chance to explore this immersive Māori worldview VR experience and connect with local creators

ESports Showcase

ESports Showcase

Tūranga, Ōtautahi Christchurch

25 - 26 May Free

A showcase of digital competition in kura across Ōtautahi. Vex Robotics, eSports: Valorant, and eSports: Rocket League.

Igniting Innovation: Robot Supremacy
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Igniting Innovation: Robot Supremacy

Myspace, Tauihu Marlborough

25 May Paid

Dive into combat robotics & celebrate Marlborough's young tech talent.

Indie Game Showcase 2024
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Indie Game Showcase 2024

GridAKL / John Lysaght, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

25 May, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free

Indie Game Showcase is an all-ages event held at GridAKL, showcasing a mixture of established and up-and-coming local game developers.

Kids Conference

Kids Conference

Shantytown Heritage Park, Te Tai Poutini West Coast

22 - 23 May, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Paid

The West Coast ICT Kids Conference gathers students from across the Coast for two days of fun learning with technology.

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