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We are the kaitiaki of the New Zealand CC licences that enable the voluntary sharing of copyright material in Aotearoa. We're a kiwi remix on an international movement toward open access licensing and are here to support Creative Commons in New Zealand.


Priorities for 2013

- Promoting CC policies and best practice in the context of NZGOAL, education institutions and cultural institutions

- Strengthening ties with other CC jurisdiction projects and HQ

- Planning for future sustainability

Deliverables (12 month forecast)

It continues to be CCANZ's aim in 2013 to partner with other institutions and sector groups in order to create awareness and promote CC more effectively to more communities. CCANZ should continue to concentrate on helping institutions implement the tools on mass.


The Public Lead will continue to grow the audience for CCANZ’s main communication channels: the CC-NZ email list; the ‘Mailchimp’ email list; Twitter; the CCANZ website; and Facebook. The Public Lead will continue to produce news items and case studies on a weekly basis, and will also solicit guest writers from the CCANZ community.

The Public Lead will coordinate the creation and distribution of other Creative Commons resources, including posters and other guides to Creative Commons. A book introducing the CCANZ project will be written and published.


CCANZ should utilise its web resources to formalise volunteer networks.

Affiliate Network Partnerships

Affiliates partnerships should focus on the Asia Pacific, following the lead of our Asia Pacific Regional Managers. Activities could include joint creation/aggregation of useful outreach resources; jointly run online workshops and seminars; competitions organised and run over multiple jurisdictions; partnering up with another CC project dealing with CC licensing in regards to national events such as disaster relief, traveling festivals, environmental projects or unique communities of interest. To be arranged in consultation with the Asia Pacific Regional Manager.

Cultural Sector

CCANZ will partner with cultural and heritage institutions to openly licence their collections and to introduce, where possible, Creative Commons policies.

Helping Facilitate CC related research

Non financial support for student research on CC related topics. To be initiated through VUW and UA faculties. (Susy Frankel [Legal Team] and Matt McGregor [Public Lead])

The goal of a NZ licence use study (rather than a simple uptake study) will be completed. A sample section of licence use in NZ can be taken and examined for wording, attribution requirements, licence scope and use of licence metadata. (Matt McGregor [Public Lead])

Engaging the community

Public Meetups will continue to be held in 2013.

Mix and Mash.

Mix & Mash 2013: The New Storytelling will be run in partnership with DigitalNZ. CCANZ will take a lead in promoting the competition in New Zealand schools.

State Agencies and NZGOAL

The project will continue to support work in and around the New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing Framework by helping monitor uptake; promoting the Declaration on Open and Transparent Government; and continuing to engage with Agencies wanting to apply CC licences.

Workshops and Presentations

Workshops will continue to be held in 2013.

CC and Tertiary

CCANZ will continue to support moves towards open access to scholarly publications and Open Educational Resources in tertiary institutions.

CC and Education

CCANZ will continue to work directly with the Ministry of Education on delivering support and regional workshops for schools on Creative Commons and Creative Commons Policies.

The project will also maintain its relationship with the OER Foundation and support its facilitation of the OERu and the Open Content Licensing for Educators workshops.


CCANZ will initiate moves to translate the Creative Commons licences into Te Reo Māori.


Most of the Creative Commons stakeholders and community groups in New Zealand could be categorised under the following:

Government. Agencies and staff who advocate for ‘open government’ and the principles of open access in public sector information.

Education. Institutions and projects promoting E-Learning and open educational resources.

Creators and/or self publishers. Professional and non-professional creators who use open access as part of new business models and/or believe in free culture as a motivating cause.

Private business. On and offline businesses who utilise open access as part of their strategic operation.

Cultural institutions. Community spaces and archives who see the benefits of open access for the management of material and the greater good of the community.

Māori knowledge communities. Those vested in the study of and advocacy for Mātauranga Māori.

Learned societies, Research Organisations, Think Tanks and Professional Bodies. Such as Crown Research Institutes and Societies who see open access licensing as a stimulus to innovation.

Social commentators. Those maintaining that open access and shared culture benefits our society as a whole in many ways.

We try to strengthen ties with these communities by pulling in people from diverse areas on our Panel, and by collaborating with other projects.

Project Composition

CCANZ Legal Team

Richard Best, Best + Hancock

Professor Susy Frankel, Victoria University of Wellington

Andrew Matangi, Buddle Findlay

Paul Sumpter, University of Auckland

Graeme Austin, Victoria University of Wellington

CCANZ Public Lead

Matt McGregor

RSNZ Manager

Gill Sutherland

CCANZ Advisory Panel

Penny Carnaby, Lincoln University (Chair)

Helen Baxter, Mohawk Media

Karaitiana Taiuru, Web and Digital Media Consultant

Keitha Booth, Land Information New Zealand

Colin Jackson, IT consultant

Fabiana Kubke, University of Auckland

Professor Anne Fitzgerald, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Wayne Macintosh, Open Education Resource Foundation

Courtney Johnston, Hutt City Museums

Community Developer

Danyl Strype

Discussion List Administrators

Matt McGregor

Jonathan Ah Kit

Discussion List Moderators

Danyl Strype

Jane Hornibrook


The Royal Society of New Zealand maintains a contract with the Ministry for Research Science and Technology to facilitate an environment where Creative Commons can achieve its aims in exchange for a three-year funding grant from 2010–2013.

Regional Collaboration

We're part of a fabulous jurisdiction group in the Asia Pacific region and recently enjoyed a CC Asia Pacific conference hosted by CC Indonesia.

CCANZ is very indebted to CC Australia for their assistance over the years, and for contributing their knowledge on our inaugural Advisory Panel.

Panel Meeting Documents

May 2013

Agenda and project Update combined ‎.odt and .pdf

Minutes .odt and .pdf

February 2013

Agenda and Project Update combined .odt and .pdf

Minutes .odt and .pdf

November 2012

Agenda and Project Update combined .odt and .pdf

Minutes .odt and .pdf

September 2012

Agenda and Project Update combined .pdf and .odt

Minutes .pdf and .odt

June 2012

Agenda and Project Update combined .odt and .pdf

Minutes .odt and .pdf

March 2012

Agenda and Project Update combined .odt and .pdf

November 2011

Meeting documents combined .odt and .pdf

Minutes .odt and .pdf

June 2011

Agenda .pdf and .odt

Update from Public Lead .pdf and .odt

Considerations for 2012 .pdf and .odt

Minutes .pdf and .odt.

March 2011

Agenda .pdf and .odt

Update from Public Lead .pdf and .odt

Minutes .pdf and .odt

December 2010

Agenda .pdf and .odt

Minutes .pdf and .odt

Update from Public Lead .pdf and .odt

Roadmap and suggested additions .pdf and .odt

August 2010

Agenda .pdf and .odt

Minutes .pdf and .odt

History of CCANZ .pdf and .odt

CCANZ Structure .pdf and .odt

Jurisdiction: Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand

Date submitted: November 2011 (for an older version of this Roadmap see 'page history' or document versions here and here)

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More about The Royal Society of New Zealand

The Royal Society of New Zealand promotes science, technology and the humanities in schools, in industry and in society. We administer several funds for science and technology, publish science journals, offer advice to Government, and foster international scientific contact and co-operation.


CC New Zealand would like to thank it’s former affiliate institution, the Te Whāinga Aronui The Council for the Humanities, and former Project Lead Brian Opie, for their support and efforts developing the CC project in New Zealand.