Tuhoe Digital project
The Tuhoe Digital project aims to preserve and pass on Tuhoe history through the creation of digital stories using multimedia presentation techniques. By sharing the stories, the project also aims to re-engage younger Tuhoe students in Te Reo Maori.
Using historical and new research information from the Waitangi Tribunal Raupatu Reports and with the assistance of Whakatane’s Anamata Research Centre, Year 12 and 13 students from Wharekura a Ruatoki will film the digital stories in DV suitable for web delivery, using a range of text, graphical, video and audio media.
The digital stories will be used by Year 7 and 8 students in Tuhoe’s 13 schools as an online resource for learning Te Reo, but the stories will also have crossover into other subjects, such as social studies and science.
In conjunction with the Tuhoe Education Authority, the project also will also be rolled out to the Eastern Bay of Plenty Tuhoe community; where through a series of workshops, locals will be shown how to create their own digital story about Tuhoe.