Work and learn zone

The jobs of the future might not have been invented yet! Come along and explore some of the technologies that may shape the way we will work and learn – everything from virtual reality to high-precision measurement.


Soul Machines

Digital humans

Soul Machines™ is a ground-breaking high-tech company that is re-imagining how we connect with machines. They are bringing technology to life by creating incredibly life-like, emotionally responsive artificial humans with personality and character that allow machines to talk to us literally face-to-face!

Eight 360

Free rolling

See virtual reality in action with Eight360’s NOVA – a unique motion simulator platform. Eight360 will showcase their cutting-edge immersive VR technology.

Standard weight

Kilogram of the future

Scientists at the Measurement Standards Lab (MSL) have worked on everything from the world’s largest telescope lenses to the jet engine that powers airplanes. Every aspect of modern industry relies on MSL’s measurements, and this interactive exhibition is your chance to see how they’re redefining measurements of the future.

A virtual marae

Inside Waiwhetu marae

Use virtual reality technology to explore several New Zealand marae. This virtual marae visualisation platform named Te Rererunga (the ‘fly over’) allows iwi to record, document, preserve and share the unique cultural heritage of their marae and wāhi tapu.

Te Mauri o Te Mana Māori

Designed for newcomers to Te Reo Māori, try a new app that will teach you simple Māori names, colours and numbers in a fun and friendly way. Other cutting edge Māori technologies will also be on show.