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Māori youth digital access stats and ICT

Māori youth digital access stats and ICT

Careers New Zealand via Project Kāmehameha, dedicated a chapter to Rangitahi and Digital Channels Survey. Speaking to rangatahi from Years 7 to 13 including focus groups with teachers and family/whānau examined their roles, and a quantitative survey of 1,300 rangatahi investigated how Māori use digital channels. Key findings include: Type of technology used to access the internet: 73% have smart phones 33% have tablets 64% […]

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Taonga Collection no eating sign

Taonga Collection no eating sign

The free to distribute poster below can be downloaded for free to use in any taonga collection for a library, museum or place that has taonga Māori where food should not be consumed. The poster is in English and Chinese as its original purpose was for the Lincoln University Library where there is a high number of Chinese speaking students. The translation was completed by […]

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Māori electorate candidates online details

Māori electorate candidates online details

Currently the New Zealand Parliament has seven Māori electorates otherwise knows as Māori seats. Below is a list of those electorates and online details inclusive of Twitter and Facebook of the elected members of Parliament. All but one seat has a Labour Party candidate, the Waiariki which has the co-leader of the Māori Party Te Ururoa Flavell as the candidate. Electorate: Te Tai Tokerau MP: […]

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Te Tai Tonga an introduction

An overview of statistics and facts of Te Tai Tonga the New Zealand parliamentary Māori electorate and its previous elected members of Parliament. Te Tai Tonga is the biggest electorate in the country comprising all of the South Island, Stewart Island/Rakiura, the Chatham Islands, Wellington and parts of the Hutt Valley as far north as Avalon. The predominant Iwi and tribal area in Te Tai […]

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Māori Data Sovereignty: Utopia or feasible?

Māori Data Sovereignty: Utopia or feasible?

Recently I was asked what my long term vision of Māori Data Sovereignty would look like. Interestingly this was asked at a Māori Data Sovereignty hui where: Facebook is used to promote the group, despite Facebook claiming all IP and ownership of anything you share on it 1. By using Facebook, all New Zealand laws including the Privacy Act 1993 are not applicable. It is […]

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Māori Data Sovereignty: A definition

Māori Data Sovereignty: A definition

Data sovereignty. Data sovereignty is the concept that information/Data which has been converted and stored in digital form is subject to the laws of the country in which it is located. Data sovereignty is a person’s right to control access to, and disclosure of their own personal data. Many of the current concerns that surround data sovereignty relate to enforcing privacy regulations and preventing data […]

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Farewell Te Huarahi Tika Trust and Hautaki

Farewell Te Huarahi Tika Trust and Hautaki

After serving a 3.5 year term on Te Huarahi Tika Trust and 3 years on its commercial arm Hautaki Limited, I tendered my resignation at the previous AGM (November 2015) to take effect April 01 2016. As with any Māori organisation there are rumors and scaremongering among our own. So I thought I would take this unrestricted opportunity to express my thoughts and thanks to the members of both […]

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Twitter: The latest digital Indigenous risk

Twitter: The latest digital Indigenous risk

Section 5 of the new Twitter Terms of Service state that Twitter users are now bound to giver full worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute any information you tweet. Twitter stops short of claiming any copyright or intellectual property rights from you, unlike Facebook. The new Twitter Terms of Service […]

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NZ School oversight of Maori in the house system.

NZ School oversight of Maori in the house system.

Little or no consideration has been applied to the house system in New Zealand Schools and the impacts that they have on Māori children. Many Māori children may be placed in a house that competes against another house that may have their ancestral name or other significant tribal sensitive name. The house system at school is hierarchical and competition is encouraged between the houses as are […]

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Google Doodle of Whaea Dame Whina Cooper

Google Doodle of Whaea Dame Whina Cooper

Google Doodle published (in New Zealand only) on Dec 09 2015 Dame Whina Cooper which was a significant cultural step forward raising awareness of Māori land issues. A  definition of a Google Doodle “Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.” Stuff ran an article written by […]

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