Articles, Essays, Papers, Publications

A chronological and categorised archive from 2000 to present of publications, essays, articles and papers about Tikanga Māori, Digital Colonialism and Data Sovereignty, Te Reo Māori online, politics, digital Māori and self help articles.

 


Tikanga Māori

Cultural analysis of Emotiki app and why it is offensive: Emotiki contains a number of culturally unsafe issues: the satirical use of a Polynesian deity Tiki, Tame Iti and the use of his face and tā moko without permission, several other possible ethical and tikanga issues including possible Intellectual Property infringements. [view] (2017)

Digital whakapapa, where is it – Digital authorship and founders?: The nature of the web and digital technologies leads Māori ICT organisations, kupu hou creation, Māori related software, web sites and digital tools to by default, ignore whakapapa in the digital world. [View] (2016)

Māori leaders quotes and sayings: A list of famous Māori leaders quotes and sayings. As Michael King noted in his biography of Te Puea, the difficultly of writing about past and present Māori leaders is that there is very little written by them. This is a list of some of the inspirational things Māori leaders have said or are published. This is a living page. [View] (2016)

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. [view] (2013)


Digital Colonialism and Data Sovereignty

Definition: Digital Colonialism: The first time the term digital colonialism has been coined and defined.  (2015) [View]

Colonisation of the Internet: Māori Comparative Literature Review: A review and comparison of Māori with Native American Indian rights, based on the award winning research “Uncharted Domains and the New Land Rush: Indigenous Rights to Top-Level Domain”. (2013) [view]

Radio Spectrum – Digital Land in a new era of confiscation Part II : An introduction to 4G Spectrum and why it is a Taonga. Includes history of the original and successful claims to spectrum and an overview of the various Maori organisations who are involved with the Maori claim to spectrum. (2013) [view]

Radio Spectrum – Digital Land in a new era of confiscation: An introduction to 4G Spectrum and why it is a Taonga. Includes history of the original and successful claims to spectrum and an overview of the various Maori organisations who are involved with the Maori claim to spectrum. (2013) [view]

Part II – Māori online content to be archived without permission or consultation : A discussion about the National Library national digital archiving of all New Zealand web sites.  (2010) [view]

Part I Māori online content to be archived without permission or consultation: A discussion about the National Library national digital archiving of all New Zealand web sites.  (2010) [view]

Protect your Iwi and Hapu names on the Internet: An overview of protection mechanisms for Iwi and hapu.  (2004) [view]


Politics

Ikaroa Rāwhiti Candidate Social Media effectiveness: Part 2: A summary and overview of the usage and popularity of the Ikaroa Rāwhiti candidates social media and online presence. [view] (2013)

Social media and web usage for the Ikaroa Rāwhiti campaign: Part I : Only this year have I seen an increase in Māori politicians joining and using Social Media and the web. Recently one Māori politician told me that the web and social media were a waste of time. [view] (2013)

 


Digital Māori

Māori ICT Organisations analysis and directory: A list of all past and present Māori Internet and digital organisations with thier contact details, date established and objectives. (2016)  view

Value of .iwi.nz: An overview of cyber squatters in domain names and the importance for Iwi only to use .iwi.nz to guarantee an authentic on-line presence and to avoid phishing scams and other criminal activities.  (2013)  [view]

Feasibility of .maori as a new internet address: Discussion about the costs, procedures and the currently vast amount of space on the Internet for Māori that is either under utilised or not utilised at all. The issue that it will take at least two separate, but more likely three separate applications to have a safe .maori environment are explored the fact that there are alternatives to creating a new .maori domain. (2012) [view]

Cultural and society GTLD objections will help protect Maori on-line: The new GTLD program from ICANN which closed its first round of applications included a number of cultural identity and society names being applied for by corporations.  (2012)  [view]

Te Maori News : An automated electronic newspaper built on Tweets and Hashtags. (2012) [view]

Maori Culture 2.0 – The evolutionary change caused by Ultra Fast Broadband [view] (2012)

New web domains in NZ: Will they help or hinder Māori and Iwi? [view] (2012)

Past and Present .iwi.nz Moderation Policies: A collection of the major changes in the .iwi.nz moderation policies since the original policy was created in 1997. This edition contains no commentary. (2012) [view]

Getting your community and hapu on-line (Community Net Aotearoa): ‘Honoa te hapori me te hapu ki te ipurangi – Getting your community and hapu online’ is a new resource for iwi, hapu and communities wanting to connect with their people, their country … (2011)

1O Year Predictions and Vision for Maori in ICT: After almost a decade after being interviewed by Ariana Tikao on my 10 year vision of Māori and ICT, I have written a new one and welcome any feedback and critiques. (2008)  [view]

Dot Maori Internet suffix: .maori is a possible Internet address suffix that is being discussed by groups of Māori and non Māori. (2008) [view]

How to register .maori.nz and other domains. ISBN: 0-9582597-2-0. (2004) view

Accessing nz.soc.maori and Understanding Usenet/Newsgroups . ISBN: 0-9582597-9-8 (2003) [view]


Te Reo Māori

A Dictionary of Māori and Social Media terms, English – Māori. Edition 3. ISBN: 978-0-9582597-1-2 (2016) view

Word list and analysis of te reo Moriori. ISBN: 978-0-9582597-0-5 (2016)   view

Baby names: Christian, Mormon and non religious Māori first names and their equivalent English name. ISBN:  978-0-9582597-2-9 (2016)  view

New Zealand Government response to Te Reo Māori email addresses. ISBN: 978-0-473-33191-7 (2015)  [View]

Te Reo Māori gate keepers for the future or for the cemetery: Gate keepers of the Māori language only hinder and halt its evolution. We live in an Information Technology driven society that needs Maori language to adapt. [view] (2012)

Bilingual Web for Māori [view] (2012)

Culturally sensitive Māori names to be excluded from public registration for the .KIWI domain name: The primary purpose of the list is to stop wide spread Intellectual Property Rights abuse as is seen when ever a new domain name is publicly offered.  Also to ensure that .kiwi can be offered as a bilingual Domain Name system for Māori. Included in the list is a list of Māori gods, Iwi and personal names. Due to the sensitivity and ability for wide spread abuse, this list remains private and is available upon request to appropriate organisations. (2012)

A recommendation for an updated New Zealand and Māori Predictive TXT database: A Māori word list recommendation based on word frequency, common Māori words and Māori words in the English Language that should form the basis of a predictive text application for mobile phones.  (2011) [view]

Google Māori  (2011) [view]

Registering a domain name with a macron  (2011) [view]

Māori txtn glossary for mobile phones  (2011) [view]

13 Years of Māori Language integration into software and the Internet: 13 years ago when i started out in the ICT industry there were no Māori software products, writing a macron was impossible, and as hard as this is to believe now, only two Māori web sites existed. (2008) [view]

Māori Language Domains:  (2007) [view]

Dictionary of Māori Computer Related Terms Edition 2. ISBN: 0-9582621-1-X (2006) [view]

Te Kete Potae – Guidelines for creating an Organisation Macron Policy:  (2005) [view]

Creating macrons for Linux:  (2004)

Creating Macrons for the Internet. ISBN: 0-9582597-3-9 (2004) view

Creating macrons for Microsoft Windows. ISBN: 0-9582597-5-5 (2004) view

Macrons in Windows (2003) [view]

Dictionary of Māori Computer Related Terms Edition 1. ISBN: 0-473-09356-1. (2003) view

Guidelines for creating and maintaining a bi-lingual website . ISBN: 0-9582597-0-4 (2003) view

Creating macrons for the Macintosh . ISBN: 0-9582597-4-7 (2003) view

Creating Macrons for the Internet (2002) [view]

Te reo Māori in Information Technology. (Christchurch City Library).
Māori Language is being used in computers, software and the Internet more and more all the time. Many people think that te reo Māori is not used in Information technology at all or not enough to worry about. (2000)

Te Reo Tupu Maori Dictionary (on CD). ISBN: 0473051915 (1998)


Self Help articles

ICT planning and tips for a natural disaster (Community Net Aotearoa): A civil defence emergency can occur unexpectedly at any time. Having some basic communication and contingency plans in place prior to an emergency  (2011)

Email campaigns and group email (Community Net Aotearoa): Email campaigns are known by several different names including listserv, email subscription list, email list, e-newsletter and email distribution list. The important difference between an email  (2011)

Microsoft Mail Live (Community Net Aotearoa): Over the past decade many organisations will have become reliant on using Microsoft Outlook Express, the free email program that was bundled by default with Microsoft Windows  (2011)

The Internet is running out of addresses (Community Net Aotearoa): This does not mean that the Internet will end, just that it has become so popular that a new form of addresses will begin to be implemented.  (2011)

Geographically Diverse Organisations – Guidelines for an Online Strategy (Community Net Aotearoa): Creating an online national web presence can be a daunting and time-consuming task not to mention the costs that are attached to such a project. If not planned out correctly, it can do more harm than good for your organisation in terms of branding  (2010)

Getting the most from Skype (Community Net Aotearoa): Skype is a free communication tool that allows you to make discounted phone calls and SMS, talk via voice/video or text over the Internet.  (2010)

Google Apps (Community Net Aotearoa): Google Apps is a large collection of free software that you do not need to download or install onto your computer. It is available at no cost to you via a web browser  (2010)

Search Engine Optimisation – SEO (Community Net Aotearoa): Being able to create a website for your organisation or having someone build it for you is only the first step to having a presence on the web.  (2010)

FTP Google Blogs (Community Net Aotearoa): Introduction to the now closed Google FTP based Blogs.  (2010)

Domain name guide: This guide covers many of the daily aspects of domain names that your organisation may encounter including detailed discussions about online branding, domain name scams …  (2009) [view]

Online Branding in the world of Web 2.0: For many organisations creating an online brand name of their organisation is essential and often only requires the right domain name or web address from which suitable email addresses are created. …Backing up your data…(2009) [view]

Cookies – an overview (Community Net Aotearoa): Every time you access the Internet small files record various information about your surfing habits including your browser version, sites you have visited. (2009)

Professionally designed site with full statistics, web site and hosting and unlimited widgets (Community Net Aotearoa): There are many opportunities for organisations to have a professionally designed web site and hosted with little or no technical knowledge. (2009)

Web Site Ownership Considerations (Community Net Aotearoa): In today’s digital environment it is essential for any organisation to have an online presence. Normally an online presence will begin with a web site. (2009)

Introduction to Twitter (Community Net Aotearoa): A guide to suing Twitter for personal and business use. (2009)

Tips for Organisational Blogging (Community Net Aotearoa): General tips and hints to promote your organisation and your drive more traffic to your web site. (2009)

Introduction to Social Bookmarks (Community Net Aotearoa): General introduction to social bookmarks and their business value. (2009)

Tips for hiring Information Technology professionals (Community Net Aotearoa): Hiring an ICT professional can be a daunting task, full of uncertainties. (2009)

Creating secure passwords (Community Net Aotearoa): Many passwords are simple to guess and even easier for a computer to guess. (2009)

Introduction to Webinars (Community Net Aotearoa): A webinar is a web-based: seminar, conference, presentation or meeting. (2009)

RSS tutorial (Community Net Aotearoa): The Web is scattered with orange square boxes, many with the characters RSS inside them. We are constantly asked to subscribe via RSS to blogs, Podcasts and even to web sites. (2009)

Social Media Tips (Community Net Aotearoa): Tips to promote your organisation on FaceBook, MySpace, Bebo and other Web 2.0 services. (2009)

Website ownership considerations (Community Net Aotearoa): In today’s digital environment it is essential for any organisation to have an on-line presence. Normally an on-line presence will begin with a website. (2009)

Windows 7 (Community Net Aotearoa): Microsoft Windows 7 is the latest Windows operating system for the PC and is much more stable than its predecessor Windows Vista. (2009)

.tel – What you need to know (Community Net Aotearoa): .tel is a new domain name extension for your personal or organisation contact details such as telephone, mobile, fax, address etc. Your details will all be stored on a template site that requires no web development skills. (2009)

An overview of common free software licences (Community Net Aotearoa): Not-for-profit organisations often utilise free or Open Source software with out any knowledge of the many associated software licenses. (2008)

Open source software (Community Net Aotearoa): Open source software programmes can replace or supplement commercial programmes. Software is available for almost everything you want to use your computer for, including word processing, email, creating spreadsheets and databases, and graphic design. (2008)

Ten IT Cost Saving Tips for Not for Profit Organisations (Community Net Aotearoa):  (2007)

How to obtain a Web site and or Email. ISBN: 0-9582597-8-X (2004) . view

How to get connected to the Internet. ISBN: 0-9582597-7-1 (2004) view

Understanding Domain Names . ISBN: 0-9582597-1-2 (2003) view