Happy 3rd birthday, DigitalNZ!

Today is DigitalNZ's 3rd birthday!  The years have flown by, and yet, we find it hard to remember a time when there was no DigitalNZ. On November 11th, 2008, we took our first steps as part of the 90 year commemoration of Armistice day. Anyone remember the Coming Home search service that started it all?

A lot of decisions have been made over the years that have shaped the DigitalNZ you have come to know (and hopefully love). One of the very first decisions we ever made was deciding what the DigitalNZ logo would look like. We thought it would be fun to share with you some of the designs we did not select.  It makes you wonder how DigitalNZ might be different had we gone with these alternatives. 

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Once that decision had been made, the logo was of course tweaked a bit more... after all who can resist messing with designers!  Here were some of our alternative colour options (WARNING: logos may cause dizziness or 1980s fluorescent nostalgia):



There is a member of our extended team who still maintains that hot pink goes with everything... hmmm.

Thank you

As we share with you a slice of virtual birthday cake, we just want to say thanks. To the content partners who make everything possible, thank you so much... the services would not exist without you. To all the folk and companies who have worked on DigitalNZ over the years, you are legendary. To our crowd of fans and visitors, kia ora! We hope we'll do you all proud in the years ahead.


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Hot pink DOES go with everything! Congratulations and happy birthday. :)

--Jo • 2011-11-10 00:00:00 UTC

I am pleased to have been part of it in a small way. Well done guys!

--SUE • 2011-11-10 00:00:00 UTC

Well done all! Thought of you as I walked through here today. . . here's to many more birthdays! http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalnz/3083819094/in/photostream

--Virginia • 2011-11-10 00:00:00 UTC