Digital Voting embraced by Ngati Porou
More than a third of the votes in a recent poll on the Ngati Porou Treaty settlement were made electronically as younger voters embraced text and digital options. One of the organisers of the strategy, Te Rau Kupenga, says the East Coast tribe wanted its people to have a say wherever they are. ...Continue Reading...
Top 2010 Maori YouTube videos!
Did you know that YouTube is the 2nd most popular search engine in the world (after Google of course) – there are 241,920 minutes of video uploaded every day! In May of this year YouTube was viewed over 2 billion times a DAY! So with those kind of stats we though it’d be cool to ...Continue Reading...
KAREN is 4 years young today
Today is a milestone day for KAREN. 15 December 2010 marks the 4th birthday of KAREN, as well as the official, full transition to our new national network. Happy birthday KAREN Four years ago on this day, KAREN went live for all foundation Members. From humble beginnings, KAREN now connects ...Continue Reading...
We’re hiring. IP networking vacancies at REANNZ
REANNZ is hiring. We have two vacancies within the engine room of REANNZ, our network operations and development team – Network Support and Network Operations Specialist. Check out these fantastic opportunities… Network Operations Specialist The primary purpose of the Network ...Continue Reading...
Maori consortium shortlisted for Rural Broadband Initiative
Three proposals for the Rural Broadband Initiative have been short-listed, with New Zealand Rural Fibre Group left out in the cold. Communications minister Steven Joyce announced today that the three are from Torotoro Waea, a consortium of Iwi and other Maori entities; the FX Networks/ OpenGate ...Continue Reading...
Claimants want answer on spectrum progress
(Source | Waatea News) Maori spectrum claimants will ask the Government why it is holding up efforts to work out how Maori should share in the latest reallocation of frequencies. Piripi Walker from the Wellington Maori language board, Nga Kaiwhakapumau i te reo, says a national hui has been ...Continue Reading...
Mangorewa Kaharoa Te Taumata joins the Web 2.0 revolution!
Mangorewa Kaharoa Te Taumata Trust administers two blocks of Land located between Rotorua and Tauranga for the beneficial owners. The land totals 3245.0632 hectares and the land is leased for forestry. From its establishment as a 438 Trust by the Maori Land Court in 1971 the trust has expanded ...Continue Reading...
Local access for marae via Ultra Fast Rural Broadband announced
Torotoro Waea announced today that its local access network model for delivery of Ultra Fast Broadband to rural communities is now up and running. Te Wananga o Raukawa has installed the first Local Broadband Access Point (LBAP) on a genuine open access fibre optic network in the town of Otaki, ...Continue Reading...
Digital Spectrum and the survival of te reo Maori
The Spectrum is a taonga handed down to us from Nga Atua – click here to read its whakapapa - as kaitiaki, it is ours to protect. As with Treaty claims which resulted in funding for Maori TV and Iwi radio – it was determined that in order for te reo Maori to survive and propser […]Continue Reading...
Many fail to recognise importance of spectrum sector
A member of Te Huarahi Tika Maori spectrum trust says the technical nature of the telecommunications sector means many tribal leaders are failing to recognise its future importance to Maori. Richard Orzecki from Ngati Raukawa says spectrum should be regarded as a renewable resource, as each new ...Continue Reading...
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