Digital New Zealand - just the beginning

We're delighted to welcome you to the Contributors' section of the DigitalNZ website. This project has been a whirlwind of ideas, innovation, and effort by a number of talented people dedicated to helping make New Zealand digital content easier to find, share and use. It has been only 4 months since we started the technical development. It wasn't long before then that we were working out exactly what we wanted to deliver in this, the first Wave of the DigitalNZ programme. So it has been a fun, if exhausting, ride.

Here we are in November ready to launch with over 20 different organisations and individuals contributing a massively wide range of metadata content. These content providers are helping us to show what is possible when you improve the accessibility, usability and discoverability of NZ content, and we're so pleased to be working with them.

Having so many organisations, communities, and individuals onboard with us right at the outset has been fantastic. However, this is just the beginning and we want to grow. We are really looking forward to working with an even wider range of New Zealand organisations and people. If you are interested in joining us then check out Joining DigitalNZ.

The Contributors' section provides you with guidance on how to participate in DigitalNZ as well as good practice advice on content creation and management.

The information in this section is just a start - we are going to expand it to cover many aspects of digital content creation. In fact, we'd be really interested to hear your feedback, your questions and any ideas on what will be useful to you. Simply contact us at and we'll get back to you. We're also particulary interested in hearing from people that might be able to provide expertise and perhaps help build up the material on the site.

What do you think? Are you willing to come with us to make New Zealand content easier to find, share and use?

The DigitalNZ Team