Archives: September 2013

Writing for responsive design

Katie Johnston, content editor on the redevelopment of, shares her approach to writing for responsive websites. People are online everywhere these days — not just on their home and work computers, but on tablets, MP3 players, smartphones and not-so-smart phones. We can’t guarantee how someone will look at our content, so we’ve designed to work just as well … Continue reading Writing for responsive design

Awards season for the Web Toolkit

I just love good news, don’t you? Especially when hard work gets recognised. I’ve only been on the Digital Engagement team since May, so the creation of the Web Toolkit pre-dates my time here, but I’ve used it a lot, even before I walked in the door. And I’m pleased to say it’s received two big ticks of recognition over … Continue reading Awards season for the Web Toolkit

From the other side of the world

The Digital Engagement team was approached by the UK-based newsletter Civil Service World to write an article about innovation in the public sector. The editor said that New Zealand’s public service has inspired a large number of initiatives. We sent them a story about New Zealand’s website. The site was launched in late August to make sure everything … Continue reading From the other side of the world

Checking the facts on

As part of our work on developing an eventual replacement for the website, the Digital Engagement team has written ‘thin content’ for the beta website, which can be viewed at The thin content focuses on creating user journeys and links users out to other agency websites. The source for the thin content has been existing agency websites. … Continue reading Checking the facts on