Wikimedia New Zealand

The page is out of date. For the current project (2019) see Wikimedia User Group of Aotearoa New Zealand --Podzemnik (talk) 00:52, 29 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

This page relates to plans to set up a local Wikimedia chapter for Wikimedians living in New Zealand.

People interested in helping to create a local chapter edit

Please add your name below if you would like to help out or take part.

  1. Brian New Zealand
  2. GeorgeStepanek
  3. Richard Grevers
  4. Nigel Jones, (Wikipedia: Nigel Jones), Email
  5. {Wikipedia: Hamedog}
  6. Matt von Furrie
  7. Evil Monkey
  8. Felipe Schenone
  9. B. Jankuloski
  10. Wikipedia: Commander C22
  11. Podzemnik
  12. Richard Yu
  13. Tel Hudson

n.b. A userbox has been created for Wikipedia users, you can just add {{User:NigelJ/Templates/User WMNZ}} to your userpage.

Contact edit

We now have a mailing list - visit to join.

We also have an IRC channel set up #wikimedia-nz

There is also a WMF hosted wiki, at, however it is closed due to inactivity.

IRC Log/Discussions edit

Items covered:
Items covered:
    • Fees & Reimbursements
    • Legal Requirements
    • Logos

Domains edit

  • (available) - Unless something goes wrong, it has now been registered to me, and upon incorporation become property of Wikimedia New Zealand (or if the requirements are there, Wikimedia Foundation). --NigelJ 04:19, 7 May 2006 (UTC) - Now registered under my name, I'll setup DNS etc tonight when I get home, thanks --NigelJ 00:13, 9 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Aims/possible projects edit

  • New Zealand has a large number of places with rich historical significance. It would be great to contact those responsible for these places and get them to contribute information and history to Wikipedia.

Roles an NZ chapter would play edit

  • Recruitment - get students and non-technical people contributing
  • Social - perhaps eventually organise conventions
  • Research - local information will be easier to get into Wikipedia when there is a local chapter involved

Legal stuff edit

To become incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 we need a minimum of 15 members.

Draft Constitution edit

Steps we could take to set up Wikimedia New Zealand edit

  • Talk to the UK chapter about their experience in setting up a local chapter.
  • Talk to the Aussies about how their proposal is going
  • Talk to other Kiwi organisations about their experience in incorporating in New Zealand.
  • Work on adopting a constitution, and, get the draft one checked by professional advice.
  • File to become an Incorporated Society. <-- At least 15 people are required legally.
  • Hold the First AGM- Elect first Committee
  • Register – This should be done quickly before it’s taken by someone else. -- See above --NigelJ 04:20, 7 May 2006 (UTC) - Done --NigelJ 00:13, 9 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • Get a PO Box <-- Needed? (Not needed for incorporation, but a good idea) --NigelJ 00:13, 9 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • Appoint a contact person for purposes such as producing press releases and responding to media.
  • Seek professional advice on defamation.
  • Consider public liability insurance.
  • Start fulfilling our aims as set out in the Constitution.

New Wikimedia New Zealand Page edit

Please create all pages, as a subpage of this page. eg Wikimedia New Zealand/PAGE NAME

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