• Nau mai, haere mai ki te Whare Atamai o te Tairāwhiti

    E ngā rau rangatira mā tēna rā koutou. Tēna hoki koutou me ngā tini mate e hinga atu ana i runga i ngā marae maha o te motu, tēnei ka whakamaumahara atu ki a rātou. Tēnei anō hoki te reo rāhiri o Te Whare Atamai e mihi atu ana ki a tātou katoa. Nau mai, tauti mai ki tā mātou pae tukuku.

  • Welcome to our Tairāwhiti Regional Digital Hub website

    To our esteemed visitors — greetings. To our many relatives and friends from different marae who have departed this life — we acknowledge you all. We are Te Whare Atamai and we warmly welcome you to our website. Greetings to all.

  • Whaia te ara poutama ki te mohiotanga - Follow the stairway to knowledge

    This whakatauki / saying speaks to the importance of education, knowledge, and progress with the POUTAMA or stairway as a path for attainment.

  • Closing the Digital Divide and Empowering Tairāwhiti People

    Developing capable, creative and confident life-long learners, creators and innovators


We facilitate technology training for those who want to know more about the digital world.


Building confident, innovative users of digital technologies.


We help educate and empower people in the Gisborne region.

Our Mission

Our Mission

We help educate and empower people in the Gisborne region to become capable, creative and confident life-long learners, creators and innovators.

We support the establishment and operation of technology-based learning facilities within communities experiencing high levels of deprivation that have limited access to new technology. We are committed to supporting communities around the region establish "drop in" technology centres that allow local people to learn about anything computer related.

We facilitate technology training, ownership of computer hardware and affordable internet access for families that are financially disadvantaged.

We advocate for public and private investment to close the growing digital divide and increase digital proficiency throughout our community.

Trust Structure


Carolyn Carpendale (Chairperson)
Helena Mill (Secretary)
Maurice Alford (Treasurer)
Polly Crawford
Marko Lucas


Simeon Alford
Kani Tomoana


Philanthropic funders
Private donors
Fees for IT training courses

Invitation to our next Writing workshop.

Come to the Taitech Hub to register now. We are in the Kaiti Hub next to the SuperValue. Open 5 days 9:30am to 3:00 pm

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Better Digital Futures

To register visit the Hub or call Polly on 021 258 2474

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have workshops for people like me, who don’t know how to use my phone?

Yes! Just make contact.

Is this only for people in Kaiti?

No … we welcome anybody in Tairāwhiti, and even visitors to the area.

Does it cost to use your wifi?

No … we are part of the marae connectivity network, so ask us how to join.

Do you have other workshops that I can take?

We offer a wide range of workshops, drop in and have a chat about how we can help you!

I’d like to support this kaupapa/initiative somehow …

Come in and have a talk with Polly in the first instance.

Our Partners

Special thanks to our current funding partners MBIE, Te Whatu Ora, DIAA and EIT. Your continued support is invaluable and greatly appreciated!

We have also recently worked on projects with Trust Tairāwhiti, Te Puni Kōkiri, Kia Kaha Digital, Statistics NZ, ACC, Census, and Age Concern. 

We collaborate with a wide range of local and national organisations and are always looking to find new and innovative ways to help our community. 

Ways to Support

Monthly Giving

Make a donation of any amount direct to our bank account.

One-off Koha/Donation

Large or small, much appreciated!

Become a Volunteer

Share your talents and expertise

Our Trustees

We couldn't do it without our trustees. Thank you so much.


021 258 2474

Kaiti Hub, 502 Wainui Road
Kaiti, Gisborne 4010
New Zealand

Open for Business
Monday to Friday
9:30am to 3:00pm