About Contributing

Introduction to Contributing

There are many fantastic resources created by organisations throughout New Zealand, but they can be hard to find. Looking though Google search results or browsing numerous websites can be time consuming and frustrating. CommunityNet Aotearoa puts quality resources in one place making it easy for community organisations to search and discover the best resources for them.

CommunityNet Aotearoa is a place for organisations to share and showcase their best resources, making them available for all of New Zealand. The more quality resources we get in one place, the more useful the site becomes. If you have resources that would be good on the site, you may want to think about becoming a Contributor.

What resources can be contributed?

There are clear content guidelines outlining what can be posted on this site. These guidelines have been developed to ensure the site continues to be valued, trusted, and the purpose is maintained.

Please read the Content guidelines for more information.

What can a Contributor do?

Contributors will have access to the SilverStripe Content Management System (CMS). This means that Contributors can post their resources straight to the website without waiting for a moderation process. They can also edit or delete any of their content when they wish.

Who can contribute?

CommunityNet Aotearoa accepts contributions from New Zealand individuals and organisations that create resources for community organisations learning and development.

There is a process you will need to go through to become a Contributor. This is to ensure CommunityNet Aotearoa continues to be a valued and trusted hub of resources designed to strengthen community organisations.

How do I become a Contributor?

There are a few steps involved in becoming a Contributor.

1) Use the Contact form to let us know that you are interested in becoming a Contributor.

2) You will receive an email with some information about contributing and ask you for:

  • Contact information
  • Your organisations website address (if you have one)
  • An example resource

(We will contact you if we have any concerns about your resources fitting with the Content guidelines).

3) You will receive an email with details about how to set up your account.
4) Then you are ready to set up your organisations profile and post resources.

We are developing guides to support people using the CMS. If you are ever stuck on anything, let us know by using the Contact form or email us at CNA@dia.govt.nz. We're always happy to help.