Piata mai : a case study of a Kaupapa Māori approach to developing an electronic system for Ohomairangi Early Intervention Service : thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Information Science in Computer Science at Massey University
This thesis endeavours to explore the possibility of developing a system for a small Māori organisation incorporating their Kaupapa Māori needs. A project was undertaken to develop a system for "Ohomairangi", an Early Intervention Service to assist with sustainable management of data and the production of reports. For this project, a Kaupapa Māori approach to development was chosen to enhance cultural validity, to acknowledge the tikanga and kaupapa of Ohomairangi, create a stronger sense of shared understanding and trust, and to enable a more appropriate and user-friendly system to be developed. This project was commissioned by, financially supported by, and will be utilised within Ohomairangi Trust Early Intervention Service (See Appendix B).