Figures from Auckland Unlimited show Māori and Pasifika employees are under-represented across the digital tech industry, Stuff reports, only accounting for 5.2% of and 6.7% of Auckland’s technology workforce. Meanwhile, women only account for 32% of the region’s tech workforce. Maru Nihoniho, the founder and managing director of Metia Interactive game design and development studio, in Auckland’s GridAKL innovation campus, said there was growing interest in game development, especially among indigenous communities.