OurFuture is an interactive website which brings together projects and activities that benefit New Zealand's natural environment and resources. OurFuture is aimed at making connections between research and action and between people and projects.
OurFuture is coordinated and funded by the Crown Research Institute, Landcare Research, in partnership with a range of organisations and groups who contribute their stories to the site. We don’t publish commercial material. For more information on appropriate content check our terms and conditions.
There is a simple process to becoming an OurFuture partner and adding your stories.
Once you are signed up, you can start writing stories, adding images, embedding videos and making maps. You can also create story collections. Collections provide a way to bundle individual stories into a cohesive package based on a particular theme (e.g., ‘Ecosystem research’, ‘Coastal restoration projects’, ‘Northland schools environmental projects’). Each collection has its own page and interactive map and may include stories from any contributing organisation.
We will ask you to nominate one (or more) people to be your organisation’s administrator(s).
Administrators look after your group/organisation’s content and contributors. Administrators can remove any piece of content your organisation has loaded. You may choose to have a small number of administrators who are responsible for loading all your group/organisation’s content on to the OurFuture website. Alternatively, your administrator may create multiple contributor accounts for other people in the organisation.
Contributors are people in your organisation who write stories and put them up on OurFuture. Contributors are unable to edit other website content created by another user. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend you nominate a small number of administrators and make the rest of your people contributors.
Your organisation may decide to enable contributor content to become visible on OurFuture immediately. Alternatively, you can require that stories first be reviewed by an administrator.