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Ngai Tahu youth going to Silicon Valley

Ngai Tahu youth going to Silicon Valley

Great to see that ten Ngāi Tahu youth are going to Silicon Valley in October for a five-day science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) boot camp an opportunity was provided by Callaghan Innovation and NZQA which is a part of the Callaghan Innovation and NZQA “Āmua Ao: Experience Silicon Valley 2016” programme . Congratulations to all of the successful Ngāi Tahu applicants “Kathrine Wiki Arapeta, […]

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Top 20 Māori baby names for 2015

The most popular Māori baby names collated by Department of Internal Affairs was names were Maia for girls and Nikau for boys. All names were verified by Te Taura Whiri to be Māori. The list is below. The top 20 names for girls were: 1. Maia 2. Manaia 3. Anahera 4. Ana 5. Aroha 6. Kaia 7. Hana 8. Ataahua 9. Tia 10. Kora 11. […]

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Warning: Twitter spam targeting Māori

Warning: Twitter spam targeting Māori

The past 48 hours we has seen a large concentrated Twitter spam attack targeting Māori using popular key words and soft pornography. This is the first time Māori has been targeted in a spam campaign on Twitter and there appears to be no real reason or justification for it. On the surface it appears as though a number of Twitter accounts may have been compromised […]

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Marae could be the solution to homeless in NZ

Aotearoa New Zealand is facing a housing shortage and many homeless in the cities and for the first time in my life I am hearing about the working poor and families sleeping in cars and on the streets. One marae in Auckland, Puea marae has opened its doors to up to 60 people. At the time of writing this the media had reported that there […]

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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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