‘Hour of Code’ is a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with free 1-hour coding activities, designed to demystify “code” and show that it can be fun and creative, accessible at all ages, for all students, regardless of background, gender and ethnic and socioeconomic group.
The grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide, and according to hourofcode.com 302 events are registered as taking place in New Zealand next week.
Microsoft New Zealand, Apple NZ, OMGTech!, schools, computer education groups and others are running the events. Events are tutored by volunteer tech experts and online tutorials at Code.org, including Minecraft in Te Reo launched last year.
There does not appear to be an online list of NZ event or contact details, but if you scroll down on https://hourofcode.com/nz/events/all/nz there is a list of school, library and organisation names registered with Hour of Code (as well as a number of what appear to be individuals), who may be able to advise on local events.
https://omgtech.co.nz/hourofcode/ were offering to assist at schools