TideTalking from Mahuki

CEO Lillian Arp and Koni Rairoa are building TideTalk a language preservation tool for Pacific Immigrants who want to preserve their culture- hear about their experience at Mahuki the Innovation Hub of Tepapa with the help of the Pacific Business Trust.


As one of three Pacific teams selected to enter Mahuki- where their tech ideas will nurtured, developed and tested at Te Papa- Lilian says they couldn’t have done it without the help of the Pacific Business Trust who told them about Mahuki.

More about Tide Talk


Tide Talk is an intuitive, customizable language learning tool that will help preserve the languages of Oceania, and endangered languages around the world.


Auckland based Founders Lillian Arp and Konini Rairoa are joining Mahuki with a passion for language and learning.


“Second and third generation immigrants to NZ are losing the languages of their ethnic heritage. If this knowledge and connection to our ancestors can be restored, our experience of the arts will be so much richer” says CEO Lillian Arp. 



About PBT:


The Pacific Business Trust is a 'not for profit' Charitable Trust set up in 1985, providing economic development services for Pacific Businesses and Business People within New Zealand.