Is Your whānau Ready for the Digital Age?

Learn the digital skills you need to use technology in our rapidly changing world.
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A Range of Topics to help you live better

Kanorau Digital has a wide range of topics that will help you navigate the digital world.

Depending on the class you join, the following topics may be covered:

Connect Online

Use Social Media or Video tools like Zoom to connect with others.

Access eServices

Sign up to government services like RealMe, IRD, ACC, etc. 

Design Easily

Use tools like Canva and Google Slides to design CV's, presentations, or graphics.

Shop Online

Order groceries online from supermarkets, or products from other retailers in NZ or abroad.


Send Emails and Calendar appointments to personal or professional contacts.

Create Accounts

Learn the fundamentals of creating accounts and how to create good passwords.

Get Help Online

Get help by searching online for service providers, and apply for help online.

Manage Finances

Manage money using Google Sheets for budgeting, or learn about internet banking.

Search Google

Find solutions to your problems using the Google Search Engine and YouTube platforms.

Spot Scams

Identify Scams and Potential Threats and learn how to handle these to stay safe.

Upload to Cloud

Upload and store photos and files to free cloud storage services like Google Photos & Drive.

Build a Website

Build a website to showcase your projects for study or whanau kaupapa.
Lisa Graham Kanorau Participant
Lisa Graham rarely used the internet. She didn’t know the basics of how to use a computer or how to get around the web. She was also afraid of being scammed online. However, doing the Kanorau Digital programme changed all of that!

“I’m going online a lot more now and feel more confident with the internet. I also know how to use my phone better!” 
Lisa Graham
Kanorau Digital Participant

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the course free?

Yes, Kanorau Digital is a free course.

Are there any pre-requisites for attending this course?

You'll need to have a basic level of reading and writing.

For online classes: you'll need to download Zoom video software to participate in this option.

For online or eLearning classes: you'll need internet access and a suitable device to learn on.

Who is this course for?

Kanorau Digital is for NZ citizens and permanent residents aged 18 years and over. You must be living in NZ to participate in this course.

How many times can I register and attend?

You can register once for each type of class: in-person, online and eLearning.

What are private courses?

If you work with clients that have specific needs, or have a group of whānau and friends wanting to learn together, get in touch to discuss our private class options.

We can also come ot you. This open is assessed case-by-case. As some conditions apply, please get in touch to discuss.

You'll need between 10-16 people to sign up for either option.

What support is available?

Digital skills support is only available to individuals who have registered for our course.

You can access this support by calling 0800 KANORAU (526 672) during business hours, Monday to Friday, or by emailing

What topics are covered?

We cover a lot of topics, including online shopping, setting up and managing email accounts, keeping an online calendar and how to Google search for different solutions - just to name a few.

Opt in to stay in touch with us, to learn about any new topics we'll be adding to the course.

Why should I do this course?

Digital skills have become necessary to navigate our rapidly changing world.

The COVID pandemic has highlighted the need for courses like Kanorau Digital, to help many NZers improve their digital skills. If you want to stay connected with family and friends, improve your confidence to use online services such as food shopping, banking and medical support - Kanorau Digital is for you.

How do I register?

You can call 0800 KANORAU (526 672), email us at, or click the contact button at the top of this page.

I don’t have a device or internet access at home. Is it still worth attending?

You might be eligible for Skinny Jump, a low-cost internet service for those who don't have internet access at home.

Discounted devices might be available from our suppliers during the course.

Get in touch with us to find out more information.

Do I need to bring anything when I come to class?

Your enthusiasm! 

For the in-person option: we supply the equipment and resources. Please bring your own headphones to listen to videos and recordings.