Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi runs Tech Pā Studio, a highly successful out-of-school technology programme in Whakatāne. With the aim of engaging young people in the creative use of technology, it is part of High Tech Youth Network, and one of only six in Aotearoa. From this New Zealand cluster, the High-Tech Youth Network was established in 2012.
Tech Pā Studio has more than 200 members aged between 10 and 18. It delivers a creative learning environment that gives young people the opportunity to explore their technology interests and become capable, confident and life long learners through the use of high-end technology.
Tech Pā Studio opens after school from 3pm to 7pm and runs holiday programmes, enabling members to explore and problem solve through the use of animation, digital production, 3D gaming, visual design and robotics.