A lady down under has started her own "Wikipedia about New Zealand".
Wiki web to satisfy Kiwi curiosity
If knowledge is power then Lillian Grace's new website - WikiNewZealand.org
- will put power in the hands of ordinary Kiwis.
The concept - which is supported by crowd funding - was seeded a year ago
when the former New Zealand Institute research associate and physical
education teacher sat down under a Hawke's Bay tree to think out her next
hobby. She came up with a Kiwi version of Wikipedia.
Grace hopes her not-for-profit hub of information - mostly data and
statistics represented as graphs and infographics - will, like the globally
recognised online encyclopedia, become a universal resource for students,
business people, politicians and ordinary citizens alike.
The data on Wiki New Zealand won't be coloured by ideological viewpoints,
or undergo endless revisions, as occurs on Wikipedia; its main aim is to be
an unfettered source of information for rational debate, whether it is used
to settle a bar bet or to inform a submission to a select committee.