New Zealand’s Inaugural Maker Festival Calls for Support


New Zealand’s Inaugural Maker Festival Calls for Support

Tauranaga, New Zealand, May 1, 2024 — The heart of innovation beats louder than ever as Aoteara New Zealand gears up for its most anticipated celebration of creativity, technology, and ingenuity – the Maker Festival (MakerFest)! Organisers, STEM Wana are thrilled to announce the upcoming event, which will take place on Sunday 6th October 2024, and are calling on potential sponsors and supporters to join forces in championing the spirit of making.

MakerFest is more than just an event; it’s a movement that celebrates the convergence of art, technology, and innovation. From 3D printing enthusiasts to robotics experts, from multidisciplinary artisans to digital innovators, the Festival provides a platform for makers of all disciplines to showcase their talents, exchange ideas, and inspire the next generation of creators.

As the maker movement continues to gain momentum worldwide, MakerFest in New Zealand stands at the forefront, offering an unparalleled opportunity for brands, organisations, and individuals to align themselves with innovation and creativity. By supporting the Festival, sponsors and supporters have the chance to:

  1. Reach a Diverse Audience: MakerFest attracts a diverse audience of makers, tech enthusiasts, educators, students, families, and more, providing sponsors with excellent exposure to a wide range of demographics.
  2. Demonstrate Commitment to Innovation: Aligning with the MakerFest sends a powerful message of commitment to fostering innovation and creativity within New Zealand’s communities. Sponsors become part of a movement dedicated to pushing boundaries and exploring the possibilities of human ingenuity.
  3. Forge Meaningful Connections: The Festival offers numerous opportunities for sponsors to engage directly with attendees, whether through interactive exhibits, workshops, or networking events. These interactions create lasting impressions and meaningful connections with potential customers, collaborators, and talent.
  4. Support Education and Skill Development: MakeFest places a strong emphasis on education and skill development, offering workshops, seminars, and hands-on activities designed to inspire and empower participants of all ages. Sponsors play a vital role in enabling these learn-by-doing initiatives, contributing to the growth of New Zealand’s future innovators.
  5. Enhance Brand Visibility and Reputation: Associating with MakerFest provides sponsors with heightened visibility and positive brand exposure. It positions them as supporters of innovation and creativity, enhancing their reputation among consumers, stakeholders, and the broader community.

STEM Wana invite potential sponsors and supporters to join them in shaping an unforgettable experience that celebrates the power of making. Together, we can inspire, educate, and empower individuals to unleash their creative potential and drive positive change in our world.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities and how to get involved, please visit or contact

About the Maker Festival: The Maker Festival is New Zealand’s inaugural celebration of creativity, technology, and innovation, bringing together makers of all backgrounds to showcase their projects, share knowledge, and inspire others. Founded by STEM Wana (organisers of the multi-award winning STEMFest) MakerFest will become a cornerstone event in the maker community, attracting thousands of attendees and participants.

Tia Lush
Creative Director
STEM Wana Trust