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Building a just and equitable digital world
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Building a just and equitable digital world

19 August 202019 August 2020

Tohatoha pivots its strategic direction for 2020 to focus on digital harms and risks AUCKLAND, 19 August 2020 – New Zealand non-profit Tohatoha announced a bold new strategic direction today, expanding the focus of its programme to prioritise education to prevent the spread of disinformation and misinformation online, build community understanding of the risks and...

“Taxpayer funded research is being locked behind paywalls”
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“Taxpayer funded research is being locked behind paywalls”

30 October 201930 October 2019

Tohatoha launches campaign to change the way scholarship and science is shared in NZ Taxpayer funded research that could be improving the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders is being locked behind paywalls due to a profit-focused approach to academic publishing, says open access advocacy group Tohatoha NZ. This viewpoint, discussed at length in a...

New funding partnership for Tohatoha will help empower Kiwis to ‘create, share and innovate’
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New funding partnership for Tohatoha will help empower Kiwis to ‘create, share and innovate’

3 July 201824 July 2019

Stats NZ funding set to increase educational activity, advocacy and government focused workshops on Creative Commons licensing A new funding partner is empowering not-for-profit organisation Tohatoha – formerly known as Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand – to step up its activities and bring its advocacy for open access and open licensing to more Kiwis than...

Tohatoha joins workshop on enabling open government to thrive
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Tohatoha joins workshop on enabling open government to thrive

13 June 201813 June 2018

On the 21st May, 2018, the States Services Commission (SSC) organised the first of three Open Government Partnership (OPG) workshops. The aim was to gather a diverse range of opinions to identify the key challenges that could be addressed through New Zealand’s third national action plan for Open Government. SSC Comissioner Lewis Holden began the...

Free NZGOAL training in Auckland on 8 November
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Free NZGOAL training in Auckland on 8 November

4 October 20174 October 2017

Back by popular demand, we’re re-running our training session on NZGOAL & Creative Commons. When: Wednesday 8 November, 1:30 to 3pm Where: Aotea Centre, Auckland Register here Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is offering a free interactive workshop for staff from government agencies on how to apply the NZ Government Open Access and Licensing framework...

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MBIE to fund CCANZ

19 January 201719 January 2017

We’re thrilled to start 2017 by announcing that the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Hīkina Whakatutuki is funding Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand until 2018. This funding from MBIE recognises the benefits to government departments and the wider public sector of having access to Creative Commons licences with the support of CCANZ. Funding will...

Welcoming three new CCANZ Advisory Panel members
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Welcoming three new CCANZ Advisory Panel members

22 November 201622 November 2016

We are delighted to welcome Paula Eskett (Education), Mark Crookston (Government) and Jonathan Ball (Community) to the Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand Advisory Panel. Paula is a Knowledge Curator at CORE Education. She is passionate about open education and has completed Creative Commons’ international Institute of Open Leadership programme. Mark is the Principal Advisor, Government Information...

Govt depts using Creative Commons
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Govt depts using Creative Commons

20 October 201620 October 2016

Here’s a current list of NZ government departments using Creative Commons copyright licensing on their websites — let us know if you have any updates. NZ Public Service Department Has Copyright and Licensing Statement Has Copyright statement only Business, Innovation and Employment, Ministry of CC BY 4.0 International Conservation, Department of CC BY 4.0 International...

NZGOAL Version 2
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NZGOAL Version 2

21 May 201521 May 2015

Two week ago, the New Zealand Open Government Data Programme announced the release of NZGOAL version 2.0. For those who don’t know, NZGOAL is a great piece of government policy, which was approved by Cabinet in 2010. In essence, NZGOAL advocates for the use of Creative Commons licensing across the state sector. Some organisations, like...

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LINZ Data Service

17 September 201317 September 2013

By Josh Wright In June 2011, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) launched the LINZ Data Service (LDS), a web-based tool which allows users to map and download LINZ data. LDS licences most of its data under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence. We sat down and had a chat with Manager Jeremy Palmer...