We are very pleased to have been gifted a whakataukī in January 2017 by Takawai Murphy from Ngāti Manawa, Ngāti Rangitihi and Ngāti Hinekura.
A whakataukī is a Māori proverb or saying embodying the values, wisdom, wit, and common-sense of tangata whenua (people of the land). They are usually short and concise - using symbolism and metaphor to convey key messages.
Kua raranga tahi tātou he whāriki ipurangi mo āpopo
Together we weave the mat, in terms of the Internet, for future generations.
We will use our gifted whakataukī where appropriate in organisation reports, speeches and both internal and external information. We will use it in a similar context to the our vision statement “A better world through a better Internet.”
We would like to thank Takawai for this gift.
We have set up a Māori engagement committee to oversee our formal Māori engagement process and ensure ongoing development and improvement of InternetNZ’s engagement with iwi. The Terms of reference for the Māori engagement committee can be read here.