Māori ICT Organisations analysis and directory

Māori ICT Organisations analysis and directory

The Māori ICT organisations landscape is diverse and un documented which creates confusion or misunderstandings by governments and lobby groups as to what Maori ICT groups exist resulting in Internet/ICT consultations not being held with relevant Māori groups or misconceptions from non Māori perspectives being the norm. This has resulted in Maori economic, social and consultation opportunities with the Internet in Aotearoa/New Zealand sometimes being ignored by decision makers. […]

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Te Mangai Paho to administer the proposed $30 million ICT fund for Māori

This is a positive step forward for Māori society and for tax payers. The money is being administered by a government entity that has a proven track record in administering large amounts of funds, is publicly accountable and who are being transparent with the way they plan to structure the organisation.   The Māori ICT expert panel group I assume will be made of ICT […]

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Te Reo Māori Strategy lacks todays thinking

The Minister of Māori Affairs, Hon Dr Pita Sharples announced a proposed change in te reo strategy but failed to miss the fact that technology plays a vital role in this area. For any language to be spoken by the masses it must be normalised and easy to access and widely used in not only the family but also in all aspects of society. There […]

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A beginner’s guide to Māori interests in the 4G spectrum.

I am interviewed about my opinions on how 4G Spectrum will benefit te reo Maori and Tikanga. I also briefly discuss my opinion of the allocation of a proposed $30 million Maori ICT fund.

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Radio Spectrum – Digital Land in a new era of confiscation

Radio Spectrum is largely unheard of in our non-technical society and especially in Maori culture, despite radio spectrum being recognised as a Taonga 1 by the Waitangi Tribunal which resulted in the New Zealand government giving Maori $5 million dollars to invest in Maori ICT participation. In turn this was used to form a part share in 2Degrees Mobile 2 (which removed the duopoly in […]

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Radio Spectrum – Digital Land in a new era of confiscation

What is Spectrum The Treaty Claim Who will benefit from the Claim Groups involved Radio Spectrum is largely unheard of in our non-technical society and especially in Maori culture, despite radio spectrum being recognised as a Taonga by the Waitangi Tribunal which resulted in the New Zealand government giving Maori $5 million dollars to invest in Maori ICT participation. In turn this was used to […]

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Cyber Tangi – A need to better utilise high speed Internet

My controversial thoughts about cyber tangi are below so as to raise debate/ideas and to make people think about cyber tangi, or to at least respect the rights of any whanau who want a cyber tangi.   When my children’s mum from Taranaki suddenly and unexpectedly passed away almost three years ago at the age of 34, there was little time to let her immediate […]

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Spectrum rights for Maori and the future

I read this in an email signature this morning. It struck me of the technological age we live in now and what our future generations technology will be like in 100 years time. It also raises the important issue of that Māori are now facing over spectrum rights and what the future issues and opportunities of it may be if we do not act now and […]

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