Welcome to Digital Natives Academy


About Us

Term 1

Our Term 2 programmes are almost full.
We have a livestream and digital content production class opening up online soon. 

Digital Natives Academy (DNA) Charitable Trust was established in 2014 to inspire the next generation of digital leaders.

DNA is an intergenerational centre of digital excellence, a place where curious young minds can find exceptional leaders along with state of the art digital tech. It is also a Sanctuary from an often cold, uncaring world where the outliers of society can find peace, a warm smile, friendship and shared passions.

All our current courses are taught onsite in schools or online. If you would like to enquire about enrolling your students, click below.

Creative Tech

Celebrating Te Reo Māori innovation using gaming & esports

An innovative collaboration is about to help unleash the digital creativity and potential of tamariki Māori in Rotorua. On 1 December ten Kura from Ngā Kura ā Iwi will come together to take part in an esports experience in the form of a collaborative Minecraft speed build

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Get into Games Aotearoa an amazing success

Digital Technology continues to outpace virtually every industry in the world and is one of the fastest growing parts of Aotearoa’s economy, generating billions of dollars in exports and creating thousands of jobs each year. The global gaming industry is now worth more than the

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2022 Courses

Rotorua | Murupara | Tokoroa | Auckland | Wellington | Christchurch (coming soon)

$9,944.00 (1st year free *conditions apply + Student Loan

Key Features

Certificates & Badges

Students receive certificates and badges for courses completed.

Student Support

We offer live real time classes for those who work best with the guidance of tutors.

Free Resources

Get access to custom made online resources.

Meet our Crew


Wellbeing | Esports | Animation | Content Creation | Livestream Production

DNA believes leadership is about creating more leaders. We use the young jedis around us, young up and coming talent with a passion for Te Ao Māori, wellbeing, animation, gaming, 3D asset development, VR, coding, esports, content creation and livestreaming.

Our instructors have relevant tertiary degrees and have deep and relevant experience in our culture and industry.

Potaua Biasiny-Tule
Business, Tech & Innovation
Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule
CEO, Director
Marcus Powell
Esports/Game Design
Teiwai Macpherson
Rangatahi Navigator
Te Mana
DNA Intern