Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 

New Web Site For Kaitiaki Mäori

Innovative web site to be launched for kaitiaki Mäori

Tënä koutou katoa - (greetings to you all)

Last Thursday saw the launch of a new web site for Mäori involved in environmental and heritage management issues. Faced with a growing workload to protect the heritage of their people, Mäori working in these fields suggested a web site to ease communication and information sharing.

Project team member Greg Ford explains: "The site is based around participation. It is innovative in using a new software concept called 'trust metrics' which have been used with good success in the free software community on sites like www.advogato.com. Trust metrics ensure that those community members who are recognised for their contribution are given the greatest influence over the content and management of the web site. In this way we can encourage information sharing and organic growth of the site, whilst ensuring the focus of the site is on the issues identified by the community collectively."

Mäori environmental and heritage guardians are encouraged to visit the site at www.kaitiaki.org.nz and join up as new members. Indigenous people and other interested groups are invited to visit and browse the public documents and databases on the site.

The web site management software is based on mod_virgule by Raph Levien (http://www.levien.com/) and is released under the GNU public licence; source code may be downloaded from www.kaitiaki.org.nz .

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

"Broad-Based Growth": GDP Rises 1 Percent In June Quarter

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 1.0 percent in the June 2018 quarter, up from 0.5 percent last quarter, Stats NZ said today. This is the largest quarterly rise in two years. More>>

ALSO:

Judicial Review: China Steel Tarrif Rethink Ordered

On 5 July 2017 the Minister determined not to impose duties on Chinese galvanised steel coil imports. NZ Steel applied for judicial review of the Minister’s decision. More>>

Debt: NZ Banks Accelerate Lending In June Quarter

New Zealand's nine major lenders boosted lending at the fastest quarterly pace in almost two years as fears over bad debts subsided. More>>

ALSO:

Balance Of Trade: Annual Current Account Deficit Widens To $9.5 Billion

New Zealand’s current account deficit for the year ended June 2018 widened to $9.5 billion, 3.3 percent of GDP, Stats NZ said today. More>>

ALSO: