Iwi releases educational game app River Rush

A free digital game
developed by Waikato-Tainui launched at Horotiu School today. The app, River Rush,
is the first of its kind released by the iwi and was developed
to educate children about environmental issues
affecting waterways. A game that explores
water conservation. Nearby residents
of the Waikato River, Horotiu School
have already introduced the app into their curriculum. It’s a good app for the kids so they understand
both the history of the river and how to help restore it. It’s a game with important messages
about conservation, and cultural practices
and activities. It follows characters Tama,
Poppy and Nanny Wai as they travel along the river
completing a series of quests. Its purpose is to connect
the children of Waikato-Tainui with their local river. Already the app
has had over 1000 downloads, not only here, but overseas. And it’s free. The first app to be developed
by Waikato-Tainui, but is by no means their last. Peata Melbourne, Te Karere.

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