• What we’re doing about content debt

    22nd October 2015 by

    This is a post by Kate Ho, our Head of Product. Understanding content debt In software development, there’s a term technical debt: it’s a metaphor used to describe the amount of work required to tidy up a system in order to keep the code clean. Cleaner code means it’s easier to make changes and updates….

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  • Making improvements: evolving our content based on your feedback

    8th October 2015 by

    This is a post by Jono Ellis, our Social Media Manager As part of our commitment to meeting the needs of our users we have three different ways for users to give us feedback – a feedback area at the bottom of all of our article and guide pages, an email inbox and our Twitter…

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  • Second 100 day drive – what did we achieve?

    23rd September 2015 by

    We’ve been quietly chipping things off our to-do list and today marks the end of our second 100 Day Drive. It’s a time where we reflect on what we have achieved over the period. When the 100 Day Drive kicked off we set ourselves some ambitious goals. We are proud to say that we have met quite a…

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  • What we’ve been working on: Tuesday 25th August

    25th August 2015 by

    This is a post by Jono Ellis, our Social Media Manager We’re pretty excited about a few things that we’ve been working on recently for, the publishing platform and it’s accompanying tools. This morning these fixes, features and improvements have been made available to users through our latest release. We wanted to share a summary…

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  • Programme performance measures – doing the right things

    7th August 2015 by

    This is a post by Calum Shepherd, our Head of Digital Strategy. We should be providing assurance that the strategic decisions we make are correct. We can do this by making sure that the things we do, create or build are all measurable and realise a series of benefits. We’ve called these performance measures; they will…

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  • Team’s feedback on the first 100-day drive

    6th July 2015 by

    This is a post by Jono Ellis, our Social Media Manager We posted an update during our first 100-day drive to let people about how things were progressing. As we progress into the second 100-day drive, it seems like a good time to reflect on how people felt about both the approach and what we delivered over the period….

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  • When I went to visit GOVT.NZ

    24th June 2015 by

    This is a post by Rachel Jane Patrick, our departing Digital Designer During March and April I was lucky enough to find myself in New Zealand visiting friends and family. I volunteered to go in and say hello to the team in New Zealand, who are working on similar website to our own, I was…

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  • Our next 100 days: Out of Beta

    12th June 2015 by

    This is a blog post by Jose Casal-Gimenez, Programme Director for We have just completed our first 100-day drive – 100 days during which we focused on firming-up our beta release and getting good traction in our publishing flow. The 100-day format was so well-received internally that we have decided to continue with a second. This time…

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  • June Hackathon

    4th June 2015 by

    This is a post by Alex Cunningham, our Communications Administrator Last week, the team embarked on another one of its infamous hackathons. The hugely successful two-day event included a lot of design, development and dedication, and (keeping with tradition) a lot of pizza! A few days before the hackathon team members started to jot down their ideas. On Thursday morning, like children rummaging through…

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  • What we’ve been working on: Friday 15th May Product Demo

    15th May 2015 by

    This is a post by Jono Ellis, our Social Media Manager Mark demoing the bulk editor Every second Friday the team comes together for a product demo, giving us an opportunity to sit down and talk about what’s in the latest release.

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