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(55) Aotearoa Māori Internet Organisation

3 April 2006

Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation
Aotearoa Māori Internet Organisation

Contact Information

  1. Organization's Name: Aotearoa Māori Internet Organisation
  2. Organization's email address: karaitiana@xxxxxx
  3. Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): 6421 414116
  4. Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
    PO Box 13120 Christchurch
  5. Organization's website (URL) (if available):
  6. Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
    Karaitiana Taiuru
    PH: 6421-414116
    PO Box 13120


  1. Is your organization constituted so that participation by individual Internet users who are citizens or residents of countries within the Geographic Region in which your organization is based will predominate in your organization's operation?
    Membership and participation in AMIO is open to all Internet users. In practice, AMIO members are usually indigenous peoples of New Zealand or New Zealand Residents.
  2. Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
    IT professionals, students and others who have an interest in the Internet.
  3. Explain the eligibility requirements (if any) for your organization's constituents/membership (if you provide a written application for admission as a member, you may attach a copy):
    Membership is open to anyone.
  4. In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
    English and Māori. Both of the official languages of New Zealand.
  5. Provide support for the statement that your organization is self-supporting (by answering "yes" you confirm that it will not rely on ICANN for funding):
    yes AMIO confirm that it will not rely on ICANN for funding
  6. Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
    An executive of 4 members. Membership votes on issues.
  7. Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?
  8. Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
    Via online discussions, a listserv and seminars.
  9. Does your organization post on the Internet publicly-accessible, current information about your organization's goals, structure, description of constituent group(s)/membership, working mechanisms, leadership, and contact(s) (if this information currently is available, provide URLs)?
  10. Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
    Karaitiana Taiuru - Chairman - karaitiana@xxxxxx
    Rangikaiwhiria Kema - Vice Charman - rangi@xxxxxx
    Teanau Tuiono - Executive Officer - teanau@xxxxxx
    Ross Himona - Executive Officer - ross@xxxxxx


  1. What is your organization's primary goal or mission (please attach any mission or policy statement for your organization, if in writing, or provide a URL, if posted): Promoting and protecting Māori Internet users interests on the Internet by active participation from stakeholders.
  2. What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
    IDN's, Internet governance, New GTLD's.
  3. If formed, will your organization commit to assisting the Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) for the region in which your organization is based in performing its function?


Karaitiana Taiuru

Step VII - Certified as At-Large Structure