Adrian Davis


Certificate in Immersive VR 360° Video Production – Google
Certificate in Māori Radio

Professional profile

Adrian has iwi affiliations in the Pōneke region – Ngāti Raukawa Te Au i te Tonga, Ngāti Tukorehe, and Ngā Rauru, and he is very astute in areas of te ao Māori, te Tiriti o Waitangi and te reo Māori.

He has long standing connections in the Māori media / television world and brought a lot of experience with him to CORE Education. He has filmed, produced and vision mixed video productions, ranging from South Pacific and national weather forecast videos, documentary making, international sports events, live Parliament TV, live broadcasts of Asia Pacific concerts and national speech competitions, national award events, tv commercials, music videos, regional kapa haka competitions, marae openings, and much more. He also has in-depth knowledge and experience in creating interactive immersive 360° video.

As well as working on our ongoing English and Māori video productions, Adrian also offers innovative ideas for our products and services, including interactive immersive 360° video content development, bilingual LEARNZ field trips, and as a crew/tech team member for live streaming and Tātai Aho Rau Core Education events.


  • Film and video production
  • Interactive immersive 360° video creation
  • Website development
  • App development

Conferences and presentations

Presented at a National Māori information and communications technology Hui in Hastings, November 2016 as an immersive VR 360° video pioneer: “Immersive 360° Video Technologies – Interactive Immersive technologies, made for indigenous storytelling.”

Awards / Fellowships / Scholarships

Granted a Pioneer NZ Patent in 2003 and Australian Patent equivalent in 2004 covering Interactive Immersive 360° Video technologies that also include elements of virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies.

Personal statement

As a young fellow back in the 70s and 80s my four brothers, sister and I grew up in Cannons Creek, Porirua where we kept ourselves occupied mostly on the adjacent sport fields and from time-to-time attended various marae events up and down the south-western coastline of the North Island.

During those early years our preferred go-to TV shows and movies were Logans’ Run, BattleStar Galactica, WKRP in Cincinnati, Beyond 2000, International Rugby, Bruce Lee and Star Wars; a mix of radio, sitcom, drama, sports, action films, and futurist and innovation genres that by default continue to influence my mindset to this very day.
With that being said however, and as a young graduate from a private catholic boarding school – Hato Paora College in the late 80’s – TVNZ became my life and I flourished in the technical application of film and television production.

This career move exacerbated my childhood interest in futuristic technologies hence, I tend to have a huge appetite for emerging tech especially in the broadcast, digital visual space where immersive technology for me previewed a glimpse into our future some 30 years ago while at TVNZ.

That tech is now …
Kua takoto te manuka, whakamau!
Pupuritia kia taea to tātou ao Māori – reo me ōna tikanga e ora ai mo ake tonu atu.