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1. Limit the scope to Auckland Region. It shouldn't cover NZ because there is already a WikiProject New Zealand.

2. Changes references to Auckland from "the city of Auckland" to "the Auckland metropolitan area" to avoid confusion with Auckland City.

3. Remove "proverbial" from "the proverbial umbrella of the region of Auckland". I don't think the umbrella is proverbial.

4. Where is "the Portal"? Is it Portal:New Zealand? Or does "Portal" refer to the project page? If so, call it the project page to avoid confusion with regular portals.

5. The 3rd bullet point under Scope is incomplete. Nurg (talk) 04:33, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Sweet, I don't see any problems with those changes, I can't do them right now because I have school, but feel free to make those alterations, well done for pointing those out btw. Taifarious1 19:20, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
oh, and the portal I was referring to is the new zealand portal. Taifarious1 02:58, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme[edit]

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 Done - I have updated the assessment section of the project. Taifarious1 00:36, 8 July 2008 (UTC)


There are two templates: {{AUCK}} and {{WikiProject Auckland banner}}. They appear to be duplicates. Why are there two of the same thing?

I also want to create a subcat of Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in New Zealand for Auckland photos, though the template code looks unfamiliar to me. Richard001 (talk) 22:22, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Kiwipedians on Nightline[edit]

Crossposted from the NZ Wikipedians' notice board - Grutness...wha?'

Hi there.

I really, really want to do a little story for TV3's nightline show about the people who keep our kiwi pages intact on Wikipedia.

I am no wiki expert... so I'm just gonna leave my email here - and would love to hear from you, especially if you're in Auckland, as that's where I'm based. But Wellington and ChCh are good also.

Thanks heaps, I'd really like to hear from you

Dave Farrier arts & entertainment guy at tv3. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:38, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for WikiProject Auckland[edit]

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Proposal for Article class upgrade[edit]

Hello, I would like to bring forth a proposal to update the article class of the Auckland CBD article to B. It contains all the pertinent information and has been sufficiently cited. I would like to hear any recommendations for or against my proposal. Please put all your recommendations here please Talk:Auckland CBD

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Apologies for the notice, but this is being posted to every WikiProject to avoid accusations of systemic bias. Hiding T 13:28, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


I have recently placed {{WikiProject Auckland}} on a bunch of talk pages, can we please go through them and assess them, also be a good chance to assess any other unassessed articles. Blacksmith (talk) 03:19, 15 September 2009 (UTC) Should the WikiProject Auckland articles by quality statistics table be placed on the assessment page and/or the project page? Blacksmith (talk) 07:12, 15 September 2009 (UTC)


If someone were to place a 'Categories' box on the WikiProject page, then I will add the categories. Blacksmith (talk) 05:16, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

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WikiProject Auckland articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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Suggestion to rename assessment categories for this project[edit]

Greeting WikiProject Auckland, it was noticed recently that your project was one of 8 out of about 1660 WikiProjects that preceed the assessment categories with WikiProject. All the rest just state only the subject (ex. Auckland vice WikiProject Auckland). In an effort to standardize the assessment categories and make it easier to identify the scope of articles we would like to change the assessment categories of your project from WikiProject Auckland to simply Auckland to be in-line with all the others. Before doing this we would like your input on this change to ensure that it meets the consensus of your project. --Kumioko (talk) 16:35, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Merge inactive WikiProject as a taskforce of WP:NZ[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was procedural close. See my comments below, and feel free to contact me if there's a need to reopen this discussion. --BDD (talk) 23:17, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject AucklandWikipedia:WikiProject New Zealand/Auckland – this project is tagged as inactive since 2011, so it should be merged as a task force into a larger, active, wikiproject, WP:NZ, since Auckland is part of New Zealand. The banner {{WikiProject New Zealand}} would add a switch to activate Auckland {{WPNZ|Auckland=yes}} -- (talk) 00:13, 15 December 2013 (UTC)


Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's policy on article titles.
  • Oppose this becoming a taskforce of WikiProject New Zealand. WPNZ is divided by subject areas such as politics or music, but not by region. It covers Auckland as it does every other part of the country already.-gadfium 00:01, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
    • Per my new comment in the discussion section, WPNZ already said it liked to merge in 2011... -- (talk) 20:54, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
      • The appropriate action is to replace the defunct WikiProject Auckland banner in talk pages with a WikiProject New Zealand banner, or simply to delete it if a WPNZ banner already exists. No merger needed, and no taskforce.-gadfium 21:15, 19 December 2013 (UTC)


Any additional comments:

This would be similar to other mergers of inactive subprojects becoming taskforces of larger more encompassing active projects. (such as for other cities in other countries, and for TV shows into WPTV.) This has been done previously by moving the project pages into a taskforce page of the larger project -- (talk) 00:13, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Apparently someone discussed this in in 2011 and earlier this year at WP:NZ itself instead of here, which shows support for the merger, but no one actually implementing it. -- (talk) 20:53, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
  • As bad as the RM backlog is, I'd prefer to see this discussion closed and have such a merge discussed on the talk pages of the relevant WikiProjects. The usual process of RM, soliciting outside opinions, is of very limited value here. If there's enough interest in an Auckland WikiProject, it should continue; if not, it should become a task force or subproject of WPNZ. Any moves that this may entail are technical incidentals, not the core question. --BDD (talk) 23:49, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
BOLDly closing this. --BDD (talk) 23:17, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

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Harej (talk) 16:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

missing suburb[edit]

Southdown (near Mount Wellington & Penrose) I found this when doing a crossword puzzle. ( (talk) 03:56, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

What do you mean by missing? The article is at Southdown, New Zealand. -- haminoon (talk) 07:03, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

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