Professional web site http://www.netmania.co.nz .
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Ko Waitaki te roimata o te mauka tapu ko Aoraki. Ko Kāi Tahu tōku Iwi kaha me ko Ngāti Kahungunu. Ko Nuku Tiriaktene tōku pōua,ā,te uri a Eruera Tirikatene. Ekari, Naumai Tautimai ki tāku whare ipuraki.
A leading figure in the on-line Māori renaissance of the Internet since 1997. Now his focus is on social, cultural and economic benefits of the Internet while still continuing to support Internet access to all.
Primarily responsible for the creation of .maori.nz in 2002, the moderation of .iwi.nz since 2000 and a lead in the creation .māori.nz in 2009: all of which are New Zealand’s only Indigenous domain names. Karaitiana Taiuru was also responsible for the creation of New Zealand’s first Indigenous USENET group .nz.soc.maori and for the ability to use macrons in .nz web addresses.
Responsible for other significant changes and advancements on the Web for Māori include: ensuring Māori could be written on computers and the web, Māori language tools, a myriad of publications, a visionary of a multi stakeholder Internet, and an expert at on-line Māori language revitalisation including being the IT Project Manager for Ngāi Tahu Kotahi Mano Kāika Language revitalisation project to have 1000 Ngāi Tahu speaking Māori by 2025.
The IT projects were both nationally and internationally recognised by Indigenous Peoples and was a Web Portal finalist The Stockholm Challenge Award 2006 and Computer Excellence Awards. Web Portal Finalist in two categories; Excellence in the use of Information Technology in a Not-for-Profit Organisation and Excellence in the use of Information Technology in a Community Project. 2005
Karaitiana has also been a long time advocate for the .nz space to be made bi-lingual to reflect the laws and society of Aotearoa/New Zealand. As such, he successfully negotiated the bilingual structure of .KIWI.
Professional areas of interest include: Internet Governance, Asia Pacific and Indigenous on-line issues, multilingualism, localisation, on-line property rights and International Domain Names (IDN)..
- All of the views, opinions and other communication on this site are, unless otherwise stated, the personal opinion of Karaitiana Taiuru and are not the opinion of, or endorsed by any organisation or individual that is associated with Karaitiana Taiuru.
- Karaitiana Taiuru is an advocate for .maori.nz, .kiwi and moderator of .iwi.nz, but has no financial or ownership interests what so ever in those before mentioned domain names or their companies.
- Copyright Statement to the right hand side.