Māori Maps
The Māori Maps website helps to connect Māori descendants with their marae, and enables visitors to make appropriate contact with these centres of culture and ancestral identity.

Marae are the centres of Māori identity and activity and Māori Maps provides a nationwide map of marae, photos and narratives, as well as contact and background information. The project currently details more than 750 of the principal ancestral marae of Aotearoa,  and work is ongoing to add marae that are not yet listed, and to deepen the information presented for each location.

For this project Mike was the Digital / Online Producer - taking care of much of the content management, social media profile and GPS and GIS work, back in the Auckland studio.

The project has been underway for almost ten years now, with the field team visiting, photographing and plotting every ancestral marae and location in New Zealand. All of this content and data was then brought back to the studio and combined with vast amounts of research, to create the story and information that sits behind every marae entry on the website.

Under the auspices of the Te Potiki National Trust, the team's work continues to be supported by a collection of sponsors and supporters, including the Tindall Foundation, ASB Trust, Universities of Auckland and Otago, Auckland Museum and many other regional community trusts throughout the country.