Te Urungi: Innovating Aotearoa events schedule

Te Urungi began its journey in Te Whanganui-a-Tara the Wellington region on 30 April – 2 May 2021.  There will be Te Urungi events in a total of 14 regions across the motu as part of this nationwide series. There will also be online events. 

It’s expected that most events will be held in 2021.There is some flexibility with this timing to ensure that we can be responsive to each community. It’s possible that some may take place in early 2022.

Teams are encouraged to attend the event in the region where they are based. Te Urungi is more than just a funding events series. The ambition is to build on the connections formed during regional events to nurture an ongoing, collaborative innovation community.

The dates and venues for each region will be added as they are confirmed. You can express your interest in your preferred region to receive email updatesPlease note, you will still need to register to attend an event. Expressing your interest does not guarantee a place at a Te Urungi event.  

Confirmed events


Friday 6 - Sunday 8 August 2021 

Te Tai Poutini West Coast

Venue: Te Runanga o Ngāti Waewae, Arahura Marae

Registrations now open


Friday 27 - Sunday 29 August 2021 

Ngāmotu New Plymouth

Venue: TBC

Registrations open 10 August


Upcoming events

Dates for events in these regions will be added to this page as they are confirmed.

  • Manawatū-Whanganui
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
  • Taranaki
  • Tauihu-o-te-Waka Marlborough and Whakatū Nelson
  • Te Matau-a-Māui Hawke's Bay
  • Te Moana-a-Toi Bay of Plenty
  • Te Tai Tokerau Northland
  • Tūranganui-a-Kiwa Gisborne
  • Waikato
  • Online events 

Past Te Urungi events


16 - 18 July 2021

Murihiku Southland

Venue: Bill Richardson Transport World, Waihōpai Invercargill

2 - 4 July 2021

Ōtākou Otago

Venue: Petridish, Ōtepoti Dunedin

18 - 20 June 2021

Waitaha Canterbury

Venue: Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery school, Ōtautahi Christchurch

30 April - 2 May 2021

Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington region

Venue: Pātaka, Porirua

12 May (then 26 May)

Online event: Developed projects




COVID contingency

The regional events have been designed so they can go ahead in COVID alert levels 1 and 2. At alert level 3 they will be switched to online delivery.


Updated on 21st July 2021