Press Release – Te Komiti Nui o Ngati Whakaue
A new digital kainga was established today with the website launch of www.whakaue.org, an online portal that seeks to inform, involve, inspire and to keep Ngāti Whakaue connected at home, around the rohe and around the World.A new digital kainga was established today with the website launch of www.whakaue.org, an online portal that seeks to inform, involve, inspire and to keep Ngāti Whakaue connected at home, around the rohe and around the World.
“We wanted to create a digital portal for all things related to our iwi of Ngati Whakaue” said Te Komiti Nui o Ngāti Whakaue (TKNoNW) Chairperson, Anaru Te Amo. “It was important that we could update information, share & send pānui, post pictures from wānanga, recall stories of our many marae and build a digital repository of our living culture”.
The whakaue.org website uses what is called Web 2.0 technology, an online system that is known for promoting and enhancing community participation and feedback, and also allows ‘one-click shares’ to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
“Our website will be utilisied to keep the public informed as to where Te Komiti Nui is in terms of the Treaty of Waitangi Settlement Process” said Mr Te Amo. “We urge all descendants of Ngāti Whakaue to click in and look around the site. What we want is feedback to build and add the tools you require – some which will be accessible to the public, whilst more specific information pertaining to whakapapa, whenua matters will be made available in a Members Only section.”
Visitors who affiliate to Ngāti Whakaue, can go online and register with the Ngāti Whakaue tribal database. Once membership is confirmed registered users will have access to an exclusive Ngāti Whakaue Member’s Only area, which will have historical photos, video and important documents all relevant to Ngāti Whakaue.
About Te Komiti Nui o Ngāti Whakaue
Te Komiti Nui o Ngāti Whakaue was founded April 2009 at a hui-a-iwi of Ngāti Whakaue held in Tamatekapua meeting house, Ōhinemutu. According to their Dead of Mandate, Te Komiti Nui has been mandated “To settle the extant historical claims of Ngāti Whakaue with the Crown.”