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Collaboration, collaboration, collaboration

In a previous life I used to manage a facebook page and a blog otakizilchoo.blogspot.co.uk coming up with new topics is the easy part, finding the time to write the articles, well that's the challenge!


So I needed to come with a way to help me create more interesting blogs that the local community would be interested in, but at the same time find a solution for the age-old problem of not enough hours in the day. I turned my blog page into a community blog, asking the local community if they'd like to write about their personal experiences, stories, and adventures.

The answer, Collaboration!


The response was fantastic, I saw my blog turn from a simple blog about the local town to a place where people could share their story with the community. The people of Otaki, New Zealand are very passionate about their town, they engage online and always support positive stories.

Selection of blogs written by the local community.

  1. Maoriland Film Festival, by Simon Neale

  2. The Long Walk Home (Day 1) - By Zoe Mounsey

  3. It's a small world after all...By Chrissy Anderson

  4. The History of Otaki Museum - By Len Bayliss

  5. Sustainable Food Group - by Kathryn Smith

  6. Golden Oldies Mini Tournament - By Barbara Allen

  7. Read all About It! - By Chrissy Anderson

  8. Festival of the Wind! By Colin McKenzie