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Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to Ngā kiriahi, our community space for Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko Digital Readiness.


We recognise that a huge part of professional development comes from sharing our best practices and resources with each other, therefore the vision for our space strongly encourages and enables collaboration and sharing.

We highly recommend you carry on reading this page to understand

  • how we’ll be applying Creative Commons licenses and thinking in Ngā kiriahi
  • how to contribute to our space and be acknowledged,
  • How to  reuse others members information, ideas and mahi ethically and legally.

We also want to be like Mahuika and Māui and be mindful and curious to nurture conversations in this space.


Contributing your ideas to Ngā Kiriahi


Creative Commons licences make it easy to share your work,  and be transparent about what you’re happy for others to do with your work. You can put a Creative Commons licence on anything that you own the Copyright to.

Under New Zealand's 1994 Copyright Act though, when we make something in the course of our employment as kaiko, our school actually own the copyright to what we create while employed unless our employment contract states otherwise.

A teacher should still identify themselves as the author of the work (by attaching their name to the work). Under the Copyright Act, they should also formally assert their moral right to be identified, for example, "Mary Brown asserts her right to be identified as author of this work in accordance with the Copyright Act 1994". The school is required to continue to acknowledge the teacher as author of the work.

TKI have some excellent information if you’re wanting more. When you’re contributing ideas and resources to Ngā Kiriahi please keep this in mind and check if in doubt.

Having a Board of Trustees approved Creative Commons Policy in place creates transparency, and encourages openness between a school and kaiako making sharing our ideas and mahi legal and simple.


How to attribute content you re-use


To encourage as much potential use and reuse of resources shared within Ngā Kiriahi, and in keeping with our vision for this space we encourage any resources shared to be Creative Commons licensed
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This means you are free to

Share - copy and redistribute the resource in any medium or format, you can even translate it if you wish!

Adapt - remix, transform & build upon the material.

So long as you  

  • Give attribution / credit to the creator and provide a link back to them for any resource you’d like to reuse. This is what BY means - Attribution.
  • Don’t use any resources contributed to Ngā Kiriahi  commercially. No resources shared within Ngā Kiriahi can be used commercially without express permission from the copyright holder. This is was NC means - Non commercial.
  • You distribute anything you make  under the same licence if you remix, transform, or build upon the original resource. This is what SA means - ShareAlike.



If you want to share and contribute third party content to Ngā Kiriahi, check to see if it is Creative Commons licensed.
As a general rule of thumb, if the content was not created by you and you cannot see or find information that indicates it is able to be reused, you should not reuse it or share it on Ngā Kiriahi.

How to give attribution

When you find digital resources that a creator has given permission for reuse, an easy way to remember how to give attribution is with the mnemonic TASL.


How to Provide Attribution

The six main Creative Commons licences all require users to provide attribution when they :show, distribute or otherwise reuse someone else's work.
A good attribution needs to provide at least four basic pieces of information - if the creator has made them available to you.
Title: The title of the work (this is not always available)
Author: The author of the work
Source: A link to the source, so that others can find the original work
License:  The Creative Commons licence it is made available under.
Using a CC Licensed work by Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand licensed with CC BY 4.0


Content not covered by the Creative Commons license



Public domain content

Some content will not restricted by Copyright because the creator has generously gifted it to the Public Domain - you are free to reuse this kind of content in anyway.

This content will be licensed CC-0 which means that strictly speaking, no attribution is  required, but international best practice recommends giving attribution as a way of saying thank you. Everybody appreciates good manners!


Commercial activity in Ngā Kiriahi


Please avoid promoting commercial products and services directly in the activity stream (discussion posts/blogs). You may list any commercial affiliations in your profile.


Technical Tips


For more community support, top tips, how to’s and technical help, join Hei āwhina: Help group.


Your protection


All comments are being moderated.  We reserve the right to make decisions regarding the submission or removal of content, comments or users. All users will be notified of decisions made in this regard. Also see Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko Terms and Conditions as well as our Community guidelines for your responsibilities as a member of this community.