NZ Maori Internet Society Welcome Cunliffe in ICT Portfolio
The New Zealand Maori Internet Society
The New Zealand Maori Internet
Society (NZMIS) has welcomed David Cunliffe’s decision to
take the Information and Communications portfolio, saying he
has been a long time supporter of Māori ICT and community
initiatives, while also having a lot of respect within the
general ICT community.
Māori have been largely ignored in
recent years with Māori ICT initiatives, with perhaps the
most significant social/economic impacts for Māori being
with the non-allocation of spectrum and the oversight of
Māori communities with UFB and Fibre roll outs.
spokesperson Karaitiana Taiuru said NZMIS are looking
forward to again working with David Cunliffe and
acknowledges the good work of the former ICT spokesperson
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