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New Zealand time and date: 20:19 25 September 2017 NZST (refresh)
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Archaeology Categories on Commons[edit]

Hi all, I've uploaded a bunch of images from the Auckland collection onto WikiCommons and am attempting to find appropriate categories to place the photos into. In my mind the images (found here: ) fall into New Zealand archaeology and/or Maori culture categories but there isn't a lot of diversity or choice in the categories that are already there. Before I barge on in and start making new categories I was wondering if anyone would take a look and see if they can find suitable categories that match the images? Susan Tol (talk) 05:05, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Its straightforward if not simple. Go look at how its done for major equivalent institutions (Victoria & Albert? Smithsonian? museums in Australia? Canada?) well, in other countries, and do what you want to do but follow their example. (because your new categories (should) end up in a worldwide category with all the equivalent stuff of the other museums) The Commons categorising is much more sophisticated than it might at first appear. If it doesn't seem to make sense ask for advice at Commons:Village_pump but if that doesn't help just making rational decisions by yourself — which you were going to do anyway :) — means they can be re-categorised easily later if anyone is fussed. And they won't be "Uncategorised".
Thanks a lot, those were really good examples to work from. The categories did seem quite basic at first so I kind of knew I was missing something which you have now shown me! Susan Tol (talk) 22:00, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Women in Science Edit-a-thon in Wellington, Sunday 6 August[edit]

Ambrosia10 and I are organising a Women in Science Wikipedia workshop, hosted by the Royal Society Te Apārangi. It's an all-day free event on Sunday August 6th, at the Royal Society of NZ building, 11 Turnbull St, Wellington. We're running ticketing through Eventbrite, and there'll be free lunch and childcare funded by Rebecca Priestley at Victoria University of Wellington. So far a dozen people have signed up. Most are newcomers to Wikipedia, so it would be great if any Wellington editors were able to attend, even just to drop in and help troubleshoot. Anyone able to help remotely would also be very welcome, especially with cleaning up references and helping establish notability of any new articles. The project page for the workshop has more details and a link for registration; feel free to leave comments or suggestions on its Talk page. Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 09:49, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

@Giantflightlessbirds. I should be able to make it, though I fly back from a ski trip early Sunday morning, so I might be in a little later in the day. I should be pretty useful as my main area of expertise is New Page Patrol, so I know all the stuff to look out for in new articles and can review any new articles we write straight away. I am currently working on getting the Treaty of Waitangi up to Good Article status. — InsertCleverPhraseHere 10:28, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
That sounds great – thanks so much. We have 30 enrolled so far, so we're likely to sell out. Again, even if someone can't make it in person your long-distance assistance over the afternoon would be greatly appreciated, as we want to make this a good experience for newbies and help them make useful edits. Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 04:38, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Just to report on how things went: there were 35 people at the workshop, including two organisers and four experienced editors who helped newcomers. The majority of those attending were complete beginners, never having edited Wikipedia before. Workshop participants made 1144 edits, created 22 new biographies of women in science, and substantially improved 15 other articles. When surveyed, almost all participants said they would be "more" or "much more" likely to keep editing, and 25 out of 28 said they now have a "more positive" feeling towards Wikipedia. All 28 surveyed said they would definitely come to another workshop, and 21 said they would also be interested in being part of regular informal editing meetups. A typical comment:

Thank you especially, @Ambrosia10:, @Insertcleverphrasehere:, @Stuartyeates:, @Sabine's Sunbird:, and @Ballofstring: we couldn't have done it without your hard work and assistance. Several attendees commented on how great it was to have "helpful knowledgeable 'roving experts' on hand". Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 10:42, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Congratulations to all the organisers and supporters, sounds like a very successful event!! MurielMary (talk) 10:40, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red's new initiative: #1day1woman[edit]

Women in Red is pleased to introduce...
A new initiative for worldwide online coverage: #1day1woman
  • Create articles on any day of any month
  • Cover women and their works in any field of interest
  • Feel free to add articles in other languages, too
  • Social media hashtag campaign: #1day1woman

(To subscribe: Women in Red/English language list and Women in Red/international list. Unsubscribe: Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Ipigott (talk) 11:11, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

Treaty of Waitangi Good Article candidate[edit]

I've been working on improving the sourcing of Treaty of Waitangi and was hoping that someone who has some experience with good article review from wikiproject NZ could help me by reviewing the article. As you may or may not know, it is a top importance article and very important to get it up to scratch, so I am really looking for a good amount of constructive criticism and ideas for further improvement. Ideally it would be good to get this up to FA status eventually. — InsertCleverPhraseHere 04:29, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Arctocephalus forsteri requested move discussion[edit]

I've set up a RM discussion on the talk page for what you may know as New Zealand fur seal. Some controversy about whether to use scientific name or use common name. Please feel free to comment.....Pvmoutside (talk) 13:46, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

NZ Insects Edit-a-thon, Auckland, Sunday 3 September[edit]

Banner created by Emma Scheltema for the Insects of New Zealand edit-a-thon, Auckland, 3 September 2017 Another edit-a-thon! With the support of the University of Auckland, I'll be helping run an all-day editing workshop centred on the 52 species depicted on the Insects of New Zealand playing cards. It'll be 10:00 am – 4:00 pm NZST on the Tāmaki campus, free to attend, with lunch and refreshments supplied. We have 7 signed up so far, mostly postgraduate students new to Wikipedia; @Tayste: and @Gadfium: have both indicated they'll be coming along. If anybody else wants to join in please go to the #NZInsectCards project page for more details and to register. Please share this with users in the Auckland area, or Wikiprojects that might be interested in joining in remotely. Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 03:37, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Hamilton Urban Area[edit]

This virtually unreferenced article seems to refer to a self made area by its author. I can't find anything to support it. Before I nominate it for Afd, does anyone know if it is common use. NealeFamily (talk) 04:16, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Urban areas are usually defined by Statistics New Zealand. Schwede66 05:13, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Schwede66 - I took a look at the Stats NZ website. The urban areas they discuss are experimental at the moment - see which provides their background. I don't think that the entry in Wikipedia is relevant, as it appears to be generated by the articles author rather than the Stats data. Waikato Region and Hamilton City more than adequately cover the topic. NealeFamily (talk) 23:32, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red project is focusing on NZ in September[edit]

Just a heads-up that the WikiProject Women in Red, which aims to create new biographies on women, is focusing on Women from New Zealand in September. The project page is here: There will probably (and hopefully!) be increased activity on NZ women's biographies in this month as it's a global project with many prolific editors involved. MurielMary (talk) 10:44, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

I'll be tackling red links in the Summer Olympics templates. Having just checked, the oldest red links are in Template:1956 New Zealand Olympic team, so I'll go from there. Schwede66 20:05, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Howard Leslie Elliott for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Howard Leslie Elliott is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Howard Leslie Elliott until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BSOleader (talkcontribs) 00:27, 13 September 2017 (UTC)