Tukaiaia: A Digital Repository for the Preservation of Ngatiwai Knowledge
This thesis consists of a written component and a practical component involving an interactive website archive with video content. The written component focuses on the source content, being Tukaiaia, a kaitiaki (guardian) of Ngātiwai and its significance to the iwi(tribe). Furthermore, the exegesis covers the design process from concept design to the final product. The practical component concentrates on creating a digital platform to be used as an archive for preserving and presenting Ngātiwai content, which includes short video interviews and a documentary. The primary objective of the website is to provide an interactive and engaging aspect to an open access source for learning about the history of Ngātiwai, reinforcing the use of digital technology as a tool for the preservation of indigenous knowledge.