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Zenbu

22 October 201022 October 2010

For Open Access Week we spoke with Sam Giffney creator of Zenbu, a New Zealand based directory set of geotagged businesses. Sam is an avid follower of free culture, and if you followed the last featured profile of Koordinates it’s handy to know that Zenbu data is freely available under its Creative Commons Attribution licence...

Koordinates: NZ open data platform
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Koordinates: NZ open data platform

18 October 201018 October 2010

Koordinates is the New Zealand technology company behind a range of government data services, including those from Land Information New Zealand Toitū Te Whenua (LINZ), Statistics New Zealand Tatauranga Aotearoa and Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua. At the time of writing, users can discover over 20,000 datasets across the platform, including over 4,000 datasets from New Zealand...

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Luke Rowell DISASTERADIO

10 March 201010 March 2010

Luke Rowell, the man behind Disasteradio. Five albums released between 2002 and 2005 are licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike and can be downloaded from his website or the Internet Archives. Tell us a bit about what you do. I’m an independent musician making synthesizer dance/pop music with a fun, referential edge. I ‘grew up’...

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Otago Polytechnic

11 September 200911 September 2009

Otago Polytechnic is a publicly-subsidised vocational education and training organisation located in Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand. It provides a range of vocational courses, offering certificates, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate studies in Travel and Tourism, through Automotive Engineering to Midwifery. Taking an open view of teaching, learning and research, Otago Polytechnic reconsidered...

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NZ on Screen

3 June 20093 June 2009

NZ On Screen is an NZ On Air initiative that commenced in 2007. As NZ On Air has funded over 15,000 hours of local television production, NZ On Screen has become an integral part of its digital strategy delivering much of this content, previously not easily accessible, to the public. The majority of NZ On...

Mukuna Ltd.
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Mukuna Ltd.

10 December 200810 December 2008

The Mukuna Gig Guide is a service that helps bands, venues, promoters and punters find each other on the Auckland and Wellington events calendar, and uses Creative Commons to release event information online. “Mukuna’s aim is to provide accurate and informative music event listings, with as little bias as possible,” says co-founder Jeff Root. “We...

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Knives at Noon

13 August 20083 August 2021

Knives at Noon are a progressive New Zealand band formed in late 2007 by vocalist and guitar player, Andrew Ketels, synth and bass player, Oli Wilson and drummer, Tim Couch. Having just been placed in the top 32 bands for MTV’s Kickstart Competition and completing a national tour (finishing up with a session at the...

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New Zealand Electronic Text Centre

24 July 200824 July 2008

Overview The NZETC, a free online archive of New Zealand and Pacific Islands texts and heritage materials, was created in 2002 as part of the University of Victoria Library. Since then, the centre has grown its accessible collection to over 2,600 texts that feature in an online library. Their four main objectives are To create...

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Sarah Stewart

24 July 200824 July 2008

Midwife, e-mentoring researcher and blogger, Sarah Stewart is working to encourage international communication using Creative Commons. Her website Sarah’s Musings is a valuable resource for anyone interested in health education and development, social networking tools and CC’s role in role Open Access at Otago Polytechnic. Tell us a bit about your work, and what makes...

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Student CC Work

21 July 200821 July 2008

Jared Cleary Jared is budding art student with a particular interest in 3D Animation who has chosen to release his final 3D animation class project, “Zombee Mirror” on YouTube with a CC licence. He first heard about CC when the art hosting website DeviantART integrated Creative Commons licences into the process of uploading material to...

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