About Us

At the heart of Vaka Interactiv is impact communication and our mission is to connect people to culture. We are small team with a big vision; working at the intersection of culture, technology, empathy and communications.

The Vaka is one of the vessels our oceanic ancestors used to travel across the vast Pacific Ocean for thousands of years. Today, we continue to follow in their way of venturing into previously unchartered waters. Vaka Interactiv represents our journey of discovery and connection to each other as Pasifika and Māori people in the modern world.

Vaka Interactiv was started by four young Pasifika and Māori entrepreneurs who are developing technology solutions to help museum visitors leave with a lasting experience.

Born from a home office in Papakura, South Auckland, we have relocated to Wellington, the coolest little capital in the world, to participate in Te Papa's Innovation Accelerator, Mahuki.

Nau mai, haere mai.
Jump aboard, and let's voyage together.


Meet the Team
Jesse
JESSE ARMSTRONG
Chief Executive Officer
Kaveinga
KAVEINGA LISATI
Chief Operations Officer
Andrea
ANDREA KAPETENI-FUA
Chief Creative Officer
Jordan
JORDAN TUPUOLA
Chief Technology Officer
Our interns!
OUR INTERNS
Christine, Noel, Lockie, Justin and Mareta


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