Iwi Data & Iwi Information Managers

Te Whata has been developed by iwi to support iwi – to deliberate, make decisions and plan for more positive futures – to exercise your own mana motuhake.

The data on this site is collected according to the statistical Iwi Classification. If your iwi is on the Classification, then your data will appear on Te Whata. Te Kāhui Raraunga Charitable Trust does not own the data itself, just the site. The data belongs to you.

The base data displayed on Te Whata is either sourced from publicly available data, government administrative data or from the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) according to the Iwi Classification. We have been working with agencies to make this data available through Te Whata for iwi to visualise and use.

Please note that you do not need to be a member of the National Iwi Chairs Forum to nominate an Iwi Information Manager. This tool is for all iwi.

If iwi have more than one Authority, then we respectfully request that the Authorities resolve this and that the Authorities jointly nominate the Iwi Information Manager.

If any Iwi are absolutely opposed to the inclusion of their data on Te Whata, please contact us [email protected] and we will hide the page. If there is any dispute between Iwi members and authorities, we respectfully request that this be resolved within and by the Iwi.


What is an Iwi Information Manager

Iwi Information Managers are people who have been nominated by an Iwi Authority to access and tailor a customisable dashboard on behalf of their iwi.

We have designed the page to allow Iwi Information Managers to tailor the narrative and appearance of their own iwi pages on Te Whata, to prioritise indicators and to include their own strategic aims and goals on behalf of their iwi.

Iwi Information Managers will only have access to the iwi dashboard that they have been given permission to access.


How do you Become an Iwi Information Manager

To become an Iwi Information Manager, an Iwi Authority will nominate a representative who will hold and steward their page through an Iwi Information Manager Terms of Use agreement with Te Kāhui Raraunga Charitable Trust.

The nomination process is shown in the diagram below.

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How many Iwi Information Managers can each iwi have?

We have made provided for up to two Iwi Information Managers for each Iwi.


Who should be nominated?

Iwi Information Managers should have some knowledge of the data needs and uses for the iwi. They should have some understanding of statistics, data collection, analysis and insight, and should know or have access to the strategy and priorities for their iwi.

With these skills, an Iwi Information Manager will be able to create a clearer connection and narrative between iwi strategies or priorities and the data on the page. So ideally, an Iwi Information Manager does more than just administer an iwi profile on Te Whata.

Te Whata can also be used to link to iwi resources located on other websites. For example, the page showing education statistics can have links to scholarship information and forms on other sites. With this knowledge, Iwi Information Managers will be able to connect iwi members to other initiatives.


What if the Iwi has more than one Authority?

If iwi have more than one Authority, then we respectfully request that the Authorities resolve this and that the Authorities jointly nominate the Iwi Information Manager.