Friday, April 3, 2009

Our stories on our website

I've been thinking about the TRONT website and how it could be improved and achieve its potential as a genuine communication tool, both internally and externally.

One of the keys is to really think about the purpose of the website. What is it designed to achieve? I'd like to see a iwi wide competition to find the best ideas.

It would be great to see more information that is of interest to Ngai Tahu whanui. An example of what I mean is contained here. Amazingly enough a lot of the information, especially within the Maori section ofChristchurch City Library site, is about Ngai Tahu, our histories, our marae, our land. We could cut and paste the whole thing and a major part of the job would be done.

The depth of information is amazing. Sound files of kaumatua speaking, maps, and photos. There seems to be straight information, without spin or biased analysis. We could do this, I hope Ngai Tahu had lots of input into the library site, if yes then the expertise is there. And if no, then the bar has been set and the challenge laid. Are we really going to 2nd or 3rd best at telling people about who we are and where we have come from? I don't think so!

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