Arataki Systems is proud to announce (in collaboration with Meshminds and Maui Studios) a new AR experience with Meta for APEC 2021.  Called ‘Ngā Atua Māori’ (The Māori Gods) this new AR experience is an innovative and interactive new way of telling the ancient Māori creation story and where Māori existence began.


Arataki Systems CEO Lee Timutimu said “It’s been a real pleasure partnering with Meta on this project. I was particularly impressed at how respectful and culturally aware the Meta team were right throughout the course of this project. It was incredibly important for us to maintain full control and creative license over our stories, and we were allowed the freedom to do so. In our experience, Indigenous stories can only be told by Indigenous peoples for reasons of authenticity, provenance, and mana (credibility). I’m also stoked that this project demonstrates how a small Indigenous owned tech company like ours, can successfully partner with a global tech giant like Meta! My sincere hope is that this will inspire other indigenous owned tech companies here in Aotearoa NZ, and around the globe, to do the same.”

Learn more about the project here: