Tears of joy were shed as the new Stephenson & Turner designed $2 million technology centre was opened and blessed at Te Pi'ipi'inga Kakano Mai Rangiatea in New Plymouth.

This Kura Kaupapa  caters to students from year 1 through to year 13, and delivers a total immersion Te Reo, Maori based education.

S&T were engaged to design four new technology teaching spaces to meet the Kura’s growing ‘college age’ roll. The design was based upon the Maori myth of Rongo, the God of cultivated food, (especially the kumara) and the separation of Ranginui and Papatūānuku.