maori.nz application 3 2002 – public submissions

Public submissions for the successful .maori.nz application as retrieved from http://web.archive.org/web/20040820223324/http://www.internetnz.net.nz/dns/2nd-level-domains/maorinz-submissions/index.html

  • Ketia Waaka and whānau
  • Hamuera Orupe McLeod
  • Kalani Koi Tarawa
  • Solomon Tipene
  • Sandy Walker
  • Robert R Dyer
  • Des Te Kanawa
  • Beau Reweti
  • Tewhano Kaihe
  • Makere Harawira
  • Helen Savage
  • Jody Allen
  • David Farrar
  • Tetauhou Nohotima
  • Bernadette Murray
  • Taaringaroa Nicholas
  • Rhonda Thomson
  • Vaughan Puketapu
  • Robert Sullivan
  • Colin Heke

Ketia Waaka – received on 5 June 2002

Tena Koe,

My family and I recently heard about the idea of having the new domain name Maori.org. We think it is a fantastic way for those inclined to express themselves. It shows individuality and is very appealling to myself especially. We hope that it will come into effect as soon as possible, so that we can tell all of our friends and extended whanau of it’s existence. I know of many people in and out of New Zealand who would be interested in using this great domain name. I am writing this on behalf of four other people also.

Ketia Waaka

Toro Waaka

Marion Waaka

Bonny Waaka

Renee Te Hau


Hamuera Orupe McLeod – received on 4 June 2002

Kia ora te iwi,

Mo to panui e hiahia ai koutou kia whaka- tu te tahi Papakainga rorohiko mo te iwi Maori. Kia ora koutou e kare ma. Anei taku koha tuhituhi nga kia mohio ai koutou ko au te tahi Tangata e hia ana kia awhina koutou mo tenei mea.

Kia mohio ano kouotou i tuku-ngaatu au te tahi reta ki taku whanau me aku hoa mahi kia tuhi mai ratou kia koutou ki te awhi ai te maori mo tenai mea..

No reira, kia mau ai tatou te mea nei na. Ka pai te ra. Ma te ariki nui tatau hei mannaki

Naku noa,

Hamuera Orupe McLeod (Tamakaimoana)


Kalani Koi Tarawa – received on 4 June 2002


Solomon Tipene – received on 4 June 2002

I fully support the application for a 2nd level domain name “Maori .nz” tendered by the NZ Maori Internet Society. I work for an open learning organisation called Mahi Ora based in Te Awamutu. As an education provider, we work hard to encourage our students to utilize the internet as well as other IT tools in their studies. There are currently 14,000 students enrolled on the Mahi Ora distance learning programme and the issue of a dedicated Maori internet site is often raised in the numerous consultation hui held around New Zealand. Having a dedicated 2nd level site can be extremely helpful when students wish to focus and narrow down the search process. If this dedicated site can indeed help those thousands of Maori that are now coming onstream, then it deserves support.

Solomon Tipene

Tauihu-External Relations Manager


Sandy Walker – received on 30 May 2002

Tena koutou,

I’m writing to support the proposed maori.nz domain name.

I am part of a new company formed by a group of Maori. We would love to be able to clearly advertise ourselves as a Maori company who operates from a Maori perspective. Using maori.nz will definitely enable us to do this.

The creation of iwi.nz was a positive move for all Maori. However the creation of maori.nz means organisations such as mine can also identify positively as Maori.

Although there are currently alternatives that we could use in business, maori.nz is far more definitive and descriptive of who we are and what we do.

Naku noa,

na Sandy Walker

Whaihua Consultants Ltd


Robert R Dyer – received on 30 May 2002

Dear Sirs,

I wish to support the application from the Te Whanau Ipurangi/New Zealand Maori Internet Society to create a new second level domain “.maori.nz”. Those of us outside New Zealand who cannot return there will be grateful for this opportunity to share in this new adventure to establish the Maori renaissance both within New Zealand and in the larger international community where it is winning increasing respect. In the 1940’s my father, Lt. Col. H.G. Dyer of the 28th. (Maori) Battalion in WWII, instilled in me his love and respect for Rangi Royal, Padre Harawira and his other friends in the Battalion. He taught me Maori, as he wanted me to devote my life to trying to bring together the traditions of Britain and its colonies and those of Ra iatea and its colonies, for I was a child of two worlds. Such an attempt was impossible in the New Zealand of those days, and my identity was concealed, so I have lived abroad in the pursuit of my parents dream. I believe I speak from the legacy of the Battalion of those days, in expressing my joy at this project, and the hope that it can be for me, from France, an opportunity to share what Maori and Pakeha learned together in those years.

Robert R. Dyer

Retired Professor of Latin and Greek

Paris, France


Des Te Kanawa – received on 29 May 2002

Tena Koutou

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou.

What a fabulous idea – I cant wait for this to happen!

I definately will register my name and am still thinking of a domain name; perhaps something like www.manawhenua.maori.nz. Surely this comes under the Treaty Partnership ?

naku noa

Des Te Kanawa

Hamilton


Beau Reweti- received on 29 May 2002

On Behalf of the 300 strong Maori Education Caucus of the Ministry of Education I would like to endorse the application for the second level domain of maori.nz. The success of this application would be a strong indicator of the bicultural nature of our society, a recognition of the place of maori in NZ society, a magnet for maori to have their identity acknowledged in personal and business domains and a signal that NZ society has embraced the notion of inclusivity as a tenet of the ICT industry in New Zealand.

Beau Reweti

Chief Adviser Maori/Kaitohutohu Matua Maori

Ministry of Education


Tewhano Kaihe- received on 28 May 2002

Waitaha e, Waitaha e,

Kia ata whakatere i te waka nei kei pariparia e te tai, ka monenehu te kura. W hakamarotia atu ano, ka whakahoki mai ki te kapu whakapipi. Ka mate kainga tahi, ka ora kainga rua!

Kia ora Tatou, I wish to support the application from the Te Whanau Ipurangi/New Zealand Maori Internet Society to create a new second level domain “.maori.nz”. It is time that the Tangata Whenua were accorded there own means to communicate in this modern world with their own “branding” and Identity. I for one will use this medium rather than the UK based system I currently use.


Makere Harawira- received on 28 May 2002

Tena koe, tena koutou

I very much support the application for the second-level domain name of ‘maori.nz’ on behalf of all Maori. In my view, having access to a unique pan-Maori signifier is a crucial aspect of our development within the IT field and the online community at large. If this application is successful as I certainly hope, I look forward to being able to register myself and my company using an appropriate name such tekokako.maori.nz.

Heoi ano

Makere Harawira

Te Kokako Consultancy


Helen Savage- received on 27 May 2002

I would like to support the 2nd domain level for NZMIS as in the future I could place a site on the net for my whanau or other interested parties etc.

Kia ora

Helen Savage


Jody Allen- received on 27 May 2002

Kia ora mai

I would like to offer my support for the new, proposed 2nd level domain name – .maori.nz . I think it is an excellent idea, one which people with an interest in things Maori could use and one which may create more interest, in things Maori.

 

I know there would be a number of people (especially Maori – myself included) who would see this as an opportunity to establish authentic Maori websites using this 2nd level domain name.

 

With this in mind, I think more Maori content on the net would have many benefits for many people, Maori and non-Maori alike. This is particularly significant for all New Zealanders in this, United Nation’s Year of Cultural Heritage. The International community has emphasised the need for a specific focus on the protection of intangible cultural heritage, often embodied in indigenous languages. I feel this 2nd level domain name could only help.

 

Mauriora ki a koutou katoa

Jody Allen

Kaiako Tikanga-a-rua/ Bicultural Educator

Nga Mokopuna a Tanne-te-Waiora/ Maori Health Unit

Wellington Hospital


David Farrar- received on 27 May 2002

I support in principle the application to form an unmoderated 2LD of maori.nz.

I believe that it is a good example of a community of interest and will be a beneficial addition to the .nz name space.

As this will be the first un-moderated 2LD added to .nz in at least seven years there are a couple of issues that the applicant should be asked to consider before final approval is given. These are:

1) reserved domains

Should any names be reserved? www.maori.nz? registry.maori.nz? nzmis.maori.nz?

2) initial application

Some names will probably be very popular and may have dozens of people wishing to register them. The applicant should consider how on deals with initial applications. If one has it as pure first in first served then this will provide an incentive for registrars to try to submit hundreds of registrations all at the same split second when the new domain goes live and this could result in registry problems and encourage bad behaviour by registrars.

A land rush period could be considered where applications may be listed and a random draw is held to see who gains the name. Or alternatively an auction could be held but this would be a significant policy issue.

If a random draw is held the issue of whether there is a non refundable application fee has to be considered and also the issue of not allowing multiple applications from the one registrant.

David Farrar.


Tetauhou Nohotima- received on 27 May 2002

Kia ora,

I would like to support the new 2nd Level domain name which is proposed . I think it is a wonderful idea to be able to have such a name which could be used by anyone with an interest in Maori.

 

It would be my intention to register at least my own name when the domain becomes available like www.te-kokona.maori.nz what a beautiful way to portray ones self.

I can think of one or 2 other names I would register. Please let us have our own identity.

tetauhou nohotima


Bernadette Murray- received on 27 May 2002

Kia ora

I would like to support the new 2nd Level domain name which is proposed . I would be so proud to “advertise” and identify myself as maori.

I look forward, with great excitement, to the day our application becomes a reality.

Naku noa na

Bernadette Murray

Moerewa

Northland.


Taaringaroa Nicholas- received on 27 May 2002

To whom it may concern,

I would like to wholeheartedly support the new domain name maori.nz. This is a name which is unique to New Zealand. It provides a place for Maori in the new Knowledge Economy and supports the current government’s Knowledge Wave policy.

It provides a way of giving Maori a hand up at no cost.

Well done to all those concerned.

Taaringaroa Nicholas


Rhonda Thomson- received on 27 May 2002

Tena koe,

I would like to support the new 2nd Level doamin name which is proposed . It is my intention to register a name when the tld becomes available Naaku noa. Na

Rhonda Thomson

Art Adviser – Maori and Cultural

Christchurch City Council


Vaughan Puketapu- received on 27 May 2002

Kia ora Koutou,

I am in full support of this being provided and it would create a unqiue way of being well positioned to effectively market Maori Arts and crafts as well as maori developed software. developed by Maori for Maori. I to would give serious thought to also utilising this for developing my own unqiue space and presence on the web.

Vaughan Puketapu

Systems Administrator


Robert Sullivan – received on 23 May 2002

Kia ora,

I support the creation of the maori.nz domain name as this will enable us to establish websites that are authentically Maori.

 

The domain name is a similar initiative to the Toiiho trademark (see www.toiiho.com) which attempts to establish a way of ensuring the cultural integrity of artworks.

 

Cultural and intellectual property rights were a feature of the recent “National Digital Forum” in Wellington. The establishment of the maori.nz domain name will enhance our ability to appropriately mount digital resources on the Web that pertain to Maori.

heoi anoo,

Robert Sullivan

Te Kaiwhakahaere Maori /

Library Manager, Maori Services

Te Tumu Herenga /

The University of Auckland Library


Colin Heke – received on 20 May 2002

Kia ora,

I would like to support the new 2nd Level doamin name which is proposed . I think it is a wonderful idea to be able to have such a name which could be used by anyone with an interest in Maori.

It would be my intention to register at least my own name when the tld becomes available like www.heke.maori.nz what a beautiful way to portray ones self.

I can think of one or 2 other names I would register. Please let us have our own identity.

Col Heke

 

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