Below, you can find links to press release, interviews and assorted media appearances by the staff and advisory panel of CCANZ. If you want to talk about Creative Commons in New Zealand — or you want to know more about any of our assorted projects — please get in touch.

Latest Press Releases

July 2015: Creative Commons licences translated into te reo Māori

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is pleased to announce the official publication of the Creative Commons copyright licences into te reo Māori; the first translation of the licences into an indigenous language.

November 2014: Kiwis need better access to our nation’s taonga

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is calling for greater openness in the ways Kiwis can access and use digital reproductions of our national taonga held in heritage institutions around the country.

October 2014: Call for all publicly funded research in Aotearoa to be Open Access

To celebrate Open Access Week 2014, Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is calling for all publicly funded research in NZ to be openly accessible for all Kiwis.

November 2013: Open Textbook Project

On the weekend of 16-17 November, a group of academics across Australia and New Zealand are getting together at their respective campuses to collaboratively write – or ‘hack’ – an open textbook. Led by Dr Erika Pearson, Richard White and Simon Hart at the University of Otago – with assistance from Bernard Madill – the open textbook project will be an experiment in the production of open educational resources in Aotearoa New Zealand.

May 2013: Announcing the Winner of the May showcase

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is proud to announce the winners of the first showcase of Mix & Mash 2013, New Zealand’s great remix competition. The open award has been won by Sadaf Lourie, Riccardo Scott, Jarred Bishop and Alex Gibson for ‘What Happened?’, an interactive children’s story.

February 2013: Announcing the Launch of Mix & Mash 2013

Organised by Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand, DigitalNZ and the National Library of New Zealand and enabled by Mix & Mash Sponsors and Partners, Mix & Mash 2013 will promote and celebrate the creative reuse of New Zealand’s common cultural heritage.


Radio New Zealand National: Arts on Sunday
In July 2013, Matt McGregor and Courtney Johnston spoke with Lynn Freeman about copyright and Creative Commons in the culture and heritage sector.

Radio Active
In July 2013, Matt spoke with Jen from Radio Active’s Caffeine and Aspirin about open culture and heritage.

Wellington Access Radio
In November 2012, Matt spoke to Wellington Access Radio about CCANZ’s crowdfunding campaign.

Radio New Zealand National: Morning Report
In July 2012, Fabiana Kubke was interviewed about open access to scholarly publishing for Morning Report.

In July 2012, Fabiana Kubke discussed CCANZ’s Creative Commons and open access meeting at Nethui 2012.


PPTA Newsletter
In May 2013, Matt was interviewed about copyright and Creative Commons in the education sector for the Post Primary Teachers Association Newsletter.

The Education Gazette
In August 2012, Matt wrote about Creative Commons policies for New Zealand schools for New Zealand’s largest educational magazine.


Down to the Wire
Jane Hornibrook outlined the history of Creative Commons licensing in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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