Katipo Project Survival Kit


Katipo has worked over a number of years with clients in the education sector ranging from the Ministry of Education, through to Massey University, Wellington High School and the New Zealand Environmental Educators Association.

Katipo staff have been on the National College of Design Curriculum Advisory Group, and given lectures to students on web accessibility and designing functional websites.

New Zealand Teachers Council

New Zealand Teachers CouncilThe NZ Teachers Council is the professional body for all registered teachers working in early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary and other teaching situations. The Council is a crown entity and as such needed to adhere to the e-government standards.

Katipo has been working with the Council to introduce a new design based on new corporate imagery. We think it is a good example of how accessible sites can look good too.




New Zealand Association of Language TeachersNZALT provides support in the teaching and the learning of languages. They came to us with a concise brief.  They didn't have a big budget, but they needed to improve the usability of the site, in particular the navigation, as well as give the site a facelift. Using Kea, we were able to quickly template the site, achieving both goals.



Toi Te Kupu

Toi te KupuToi te Kupu is a directory of Maori resources, initiated by the Massey University Department of Maori Studies.

Katipo staff have been programmers and advisors for the project since its inception, seeing it through from being a simple filemaker database to its current location as part of Te Kete Ipurangi.

One of the challenges faced was to make the site bilingual and to also provide a full immersion Maori option.



Post Primary Teachers Association

New Zealand Post Primary Teachers AssocationKatipo worked with the in-house design team at PPTA (New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association) to develop a website that provides a wealth of features to the organisations members.

The PPTA site uses the Joomla content management system as it's core platform.  Katipo developed a custom module for the site to allow staff to keep user data synchronised with an external CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) database.  The site also features several third party modules that let PPTA members and visitors to contribute to website content, via in-line comments, blogs and a member forum.