Marae Website Pilot

The following 10 Te Arawa Marae were chosen and sponsored by the Te Arawa Lakes Trust to pilot the Naumaiplace Marae Websites:

  • Hinemihi
  • Houmaitawhiti
  • Tarimano
  • Owhata
  • Taheke
  • Taurua
  • Whakaue Kaipapa
  • Te Pakira
  • Te Roro o Te Rangi
  • Rangiaohia

60 Content Managers were also trained to manage the websites.

Pilot Evaluation

Aotearoa Limited and Kauri Consultants were contracted to undertake an internal evaluation of the processes used to conduct the Pilot programme for the 10 Marae. Aotearoa Limited and Kauri Consultants assessed the information and data obtained from current participants of the Marae Website pilot programme, critically analysed its effectiveness in service delivery, then identified a plan that adequately supported the key indicators required to maintain a professionally functional Marae website with competent and confident Content Managers.

Atea Business Solutions Limited was commissioned by the Te Arawa Lakes Trust to complete an external review of the Marae Website Pilot programme which will be completed shortly.

Advisory Group

An Advisory Group was formed with Kahuariki Hancock of Tarimano Marae as Chairperson.  It consists of Content Manager representatives of the 10 Te Arawa Marae participating in the Naumaiplace Marae Website Pilot. 

The Advisory Group communicates, presents, discusses, advises and makes  recommendations on any issues that affect the goals, objectives, concerns, and vision of the Marae in regards to its Marae website and its ability to act as an effective and worthy portal for the Marae to engage in to accomplish the mission of “Connecting to whanau and marae – worldwide.” 

The overall role of the Advisory Group has been critical in guiding Naumaiplace in the overall look and functionality requirements of the Marae websites and Naumaiplace is extremely grateful for their contribution.