May 9, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views


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Kia ora koutou katoa,

Nga mihi ki a tataungakaimahi GIS.

This second panui gives further details regarding the fourth, software neutral, Maori GIS conference to be held at the Skycity Convention Centre, Auckland 18th to 19th August 2013.

Venue maplayers

Skycity Convention Centre, 88 Federal St, Auckland
Ph 09-3636070
Email: [email protected]

Registration As previously advised, in keeping with the kaupapa of capacity building, for those small roopu who have tiny budgets and huge workloads, we remain committed to keeping the conference registration fee at an affordable $100 per delegate.

Please note that late registrations will incur a $50 penalty. The early bird cut-off date is 17th July, after which time the registration fee will rise to $150, so get online and register early whanau! The TKMH conference will precede the 2013 Esri User Conference at the same venue commencing on the 17th through to the 18th August. TKMH has capitalised on an opportunity to showcase Maori GIS practitioners and what they are doing to the wider GIS industry within NZ. We are also, in association with Eagle technology, offering a discounted rate for those attending both the Esri User conference and PLACE 2013.

Online registrations can be made at

Detailed information regarding the registration process is also provided on this link Due to the affordability of the registration fee, no one day or two day registration discounts will apply (but if necessary you can send your tono to the Komiti and well have a korero). As with the previous conferences shared registration fees for delegates from the same roopu will be available for those who need to share attendance at the conference with their colleagues (but hopefully youll be able to attend the whole conference).


Skycity Hotel has offered discounted room rates for delegates (see below anduse this pdf booking when making your booking). The hotel has buffet and full cooked breakfast options available. SKYCITY Hotel Premium City View Room $169 Premium Harbour View Room $219 Premium Suite $344 Grand Hotel Luxury City View Room $215 Luxury Harbour View Room $265 Superior Suite $415 There are plenty of other accommodation options within walking distance to the venue from backpackers to motels to hotels. Sharing accommodation is always an option so we know delegates will find something that works for them.

Conference programme

At our 2012 conference, over 100 delegates representing iwi/roopu from Muriwhenua to Murihiku attended it as well as many NMO (non Maori organisations). Presentations ranged from how to go about procuring GIS capability to environment mapping and monitoring, managing Maori GIS projects to iwi heritage mapping, government projects, and more. Technical workshops will be held to provide support for those wanting to up skill, including how to create custom symbology. This year our hui will include presentations from our international indigenous whanau too.

As with our previous conferences, vendors will be on-site with the latest in GIS software technology, providing the opportunity to ask them for advice or answer some burning questions. We have a couple of other changes to our conference format that we think youll be happy with and well let you know as soon as we confirm them.

Call for Presentations

If you are doing some exciting GIS projects and would like to share your experiences with us we encourage and invite past and new presenters to submit a paper by going onto our website, clicking on Call for Presentations and providing us with: A abstract/ paragraph about your presentation; and A short profile about yourself for the conference programme The presentations should focus on Maori GIS related projects relevant to Maori aspirations and will follow a format: 15 minute presentation 5 minute Q&A Panel discussion around presentation sessions

Presentation notification

All abstracts submitted will be forwarded to the committee for consideration and you will be will be notified as soon as possible. No reira e hoa ma, kia tau te manaakitanga,

Nga mihi maioha, Na matou, Te Komiti o Te Kahui Manu Hokai

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