Ngā Tohu Matihiko | Matihiko Awards

Celebrating Māori Excellence in Digital and Technology

Saturday 22 June, 5.30pm
Due Drop Event Centre
Manukau, Tāmaki Makaurau 

Hoko Tikiti | Purchase Tickets

Individual Tickets

Individual registrations are available to purchase off-site, by clicking the link below. 

Tickets are $250 per person ($275 for non-members) and includes your entry to the awards, as well as a three course gourmet dinner, complimentary drinks and entertainment. 

If you are attending the awards alongside friends, colleagues or whānau, we encourage you to purchase multiple registrations in one go. 

As this evening is seated and catered, we cannot guarantee you will be seated together if your roopū purchases tickets separately.


Tables Wanting to bring your whole team?

We have tēpu available for purchase which seat 10 guests ($2,500 for members, $2,750 for non-members).

Purchasing a table entitles your party their individual entry into the awards, a three course gourmet dinner, complimentary drinks and entertainment.

Priority is given to hapori members first. If you’re not a member, please join our hapori.

These tables are limited, and can be purchased by emailing

Award Categories

The awards are designed to be inter-generational — along with a Living Icon and Emergent Icon award, there is  a tuakana and a teina recipient for each of the 10 awards. 

He Tōtara 
An established leader 

He Tipu 
An emergent leader, or someone new to the industry (5-7 years)

Each Tōtara and Tipu in each category will receive $1,000 to koha to a kaupapa of their choice.

Join us in congratulating this year’s finalists for Ngā Tohu Matihiko | Matihiko Awards 2024.

Learn about our finalists by reading our pānui below.

Ngā Momo Tohu

Recognises contribution to progressing and empowering kaupapa Māori within a corporate workplace.

Recognises innovative mahi or mahi in innovation.

Recognises Wāhine & Tāne excellence in leadership . This may be in governance, business leadership or rōpū leadership.

Recognising excellence of pakihi Māori in digital and tech.

Recognises the planners, organisers, project managers and people that kept the mahi moving.

Recognises contribution by Māori kaimahi within the public sector in digital / tech.

Recognises contribution to digital projects which have a positive impact on sustainability and te taiao.

For contribution to global projects in digital and tech.

For contribution to not-for-profit, community, iwi or social enterprise in the digital and tech sector.

Recognises contributions to meaningful change in the digital and tech sector.

Recognises great achievement to a newcomer in the digital tech sector. Service and contribution to Māori digital and tech. 

Recognises a lifetime achievement in service to Māori and the digital tech sector. 

About the Awards

After the success of the inaugural Matihiko awards in 2023, Ngā Tohu Matihiko has returned for 2024 with a permanent spot in the wātaka. 

We are both honoured and excited to provide recognition for rangatira Māori and emerging Māori leaders, whilst celebrating their contributions to te ao matihiko — digital and tech — once again.

The awards are a kaitahi affair (sharing kai together) and in person, Saturday 22nd June 2024 at the Due Drop Event Centre in Manukau, Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland). 

The awards are designed to be inter-generational, having a tuakana and a teina recipient for each of the 10 awards:

He Tōtara
An established leader

He Tipu 
An emerging leader

Each Tōtara and Tipu in each category will receive $1,000 to koha to a kaupapa of their choice.

Continue reading to learn more about the award categories and how to purchase tickets, and keep checking back for more info. 

Nominations have now closed.

Ngā Rā Whakahira | Key Dates 2024

 29 Jan: Nominations open. Tables are   open to purchase for members

 5 April: Nominations close at Midnight   NZST

 8-19 April: Judging begins

 22-26 April: Finalists announced.

 22 June: Awards night at Due Drop Event   Center in Manukau, Tāmaki Makaurau

Sponsor Us

Sponsor the 
2024 Matihiko Awards

We have a number of sponsorship packages available, including naming rights for each of our categories. 

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