Google Maori was launched during Maori Language Week (Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori) in 2008 at Te Wananga o Aotearoa, in Rotorua. Google sent two representatives to the event and it was widely covered by media in New Zealand and around the world.
TangataWhenua.com came in 2007 to project manage the final stage of this 6 year project. We worked with Te Taura Whiri, Te Wananga o Aotearoa and the University of Waikato through Dr Te Taka Keegan. We went on to access funding, coordinate translations and event managed the launch. Two Google executives flew out especially to be there (the first time we understand this has happened). Google Maori is access over 100,000 times each day.