Tohatoha releases poker-style card game to teach Creative Commons licensing

Just in time for Christmas, Tohatoha NZ has released a new educational card game that aims to teach players about Creative Commons licensing in a fun and engaging way. Designed by New Zealander Cam Findlay – open-source software and open data advocate, and Product Manager for the NZ Government’s open data service data.govt.nz – the […]

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Uploading Godzone

How a volunteer, stay-at-home mum is helping share Kiwi biodiversity with the world through Creative Commons licensing When Siobhan Leachman – a trained lawyer – returned home to New Zealand following a five-year OE in London with her boyfriend, she never imagined that her career would eventually involve an obsession with moths. Leachman – who […]

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A novel idea

How a Kiwi novel published under a Creative Commons license is paving a new path for aspiring writers in New Zealand A new novel by a young Kiwi author has been published under a Creative Commons license – only the second novel in New Zealand history to be published this way, and the first such […]

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

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 […]

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Tohatoha joins workshop on enabling open government to thrive

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 […]

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IN WITH THE NEW: Creative Commons Aotearoa is now Tohatoha

We have so much exciting news to share with you all! New projects, new people, a new website rolling out soon – it’s been a whirlwind year behind the scenes. But first, you’re probably wondering why we decided to change our name and logo. Tohatoha is the Māori word for ‘share’ – and that’s what […]

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Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ is now Tohatoha

New name aims to enhance the local identity of non-profit organisation that supports Kiwis to “create, share and innovate” Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand (CCANZ) has a new name – Tohatoha – the Māori word for ‘share’. Operating as a not-for-profit organisation, Tohatoha advocates for open access and open licensing across a range of sectors in […]

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Our new strategic plan

We’re excited to publish our new strategic plan: A Kiwi Commons Ngā Commons mō Aotearoa. Many thanks to Mohawk Media for the design, Ian Cormack for the translation, and Jay Brooker for the typesetting.

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November 2017 newsletter

Farewell to Elizabeth Heritage After three years as the CCANZ Communications Lead, Elizabeth Heritage is moving on. We wish her all the very best. Come to our tenth birthday party! CCANZ is turning ten! Come party and eat cake with us on Wed 8 Nov in Auckland. More details and RSVP here. We have extended the RSVP […]

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Leaving Creative Commons

Leaving Creative Commons

From our Communications Lead, Elizabeth Heritage: After three years at CCANZ, it’s time for me to move on. Friday 17 November will be my last day. This job has been a real pleasure and I’ve learned a lot. Training as a publisher turned me into the kind of nerd who reads imprint pages in books; […]

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