Online Marae Profiles – A Waikato-Tainui Education Team Project

The Waikato-Tainui Education Team are developing an interactive app that profiles each of our 68 marae. It’s intended to encourage more of our people to connect to our marae.

Managed by the Tribal Connection Project Advisor Hone-Haunui Rapana with the support and expertise of Chris Bulman from Custard Square App Developers, this project will involve the 15 marae who have been identified to take part in this project. Each of these marae are asked to nominate a registered tribal member to be a part of the projects Advisory Group.

Our Marae

Horahora, Kai-a-te-Mata, Mangatoatoa, Maungatautari, Oomaeroa, Puurekireki, Raungaiti, Rukumoana, Tauranganui, Te Awamarahi, Aramiro – Te Kaharoa, Te Papa o Rotu, Te Tokanganui a Noho and Waingaro Marae.

Advisory Group Nominations Sought

Advisory Group members will be responsible for helping to develop and lead this project by providing feedback, testing software and supporting the promotion of this initiative to our marae, hapuu and iwi.

Ideal members of the Advisory Group will need to be:

  • Tech savvy
  • Results driven
  • Highly engaged with their marae
  • A great communicator

The Education Team will also be developing an engagement strategy for how to engage with our tribal members about Online Marae Profiles. The strategy will be drafted by the Project Advisor, and reviewed and approved by the Advisory Group and Waikato-Tainui Education Manager.

To put forward your nomination, email Tribal Connection Project Advisor Hone-Haunui Rapana at honehaunuir@tainui.co.nz

Key Dates:

The key dates for the Advisory Group are listed below. Briefing packs will be provided to the Group upon confirmation which is due next Friday 27 May 2016 @ 10:30am, 4 Bryce Street, Hamilton.

Task Date Action
1st Meeting Friday 27 May 2016 TGH Office, 4 Bryce St, Hamilton
Feedback 1 27/05/16 – 03/06/16 Feedback to be emailed to Project Advisor by 03/06/16
Engagement Strategy Review 30/05/16 – 06/06/16 Feedback to be emailed to Project Advisor by 06/06/16
Feedback 2 12/06/16 – 19/06/16 Feedback to be emailed to Project Advisor by 19/06/16
Final Brief Approval 29/09/16 – 30/06/16 Confirmation to be emailed to Project Advisor by 30/06/16
Approval of engagement strategy 13/06/16 – 20/06/16 Advisory Panel to meet at10:30am @ TGH Office, 4 Bryce St, Hamilton
App Testing 1 10/10/16 – 18/10/16 Advisory Panel to test for a week
Feedback for Test 1 18/10/16 – 25/10/16 Feedback to be emailed to Project Advisor by 25/10/16
App Testing 2 8/11/16 – 9/11/2016 Advisory Panel to test for one day
Feedback for Test 2 16/11/16 – 23/11/16 Feedback about Test 2 to be emailed to Project Advisor by 23/11/16
GO LIVE !! 2/12/16 TBC (Launch of the Software)

For more information contact:

Tribal Connection Project Advisor Hone-Haunui Rapana
Email: honehaunuir@tainui.co.nz
Phone: 0800 TAINUI (ext 8979).