mix & mash

Content Sources

Where to find digital content for your remix entries

About the content

There are some fantastic content resources to help you with your remixes. Some artists have even released new material for the competition!

Our Free to Remix educators’ guide provides great advice about how to get started remixing content. It includes information and support about finding openly licensed New Zealand content. We really encourage you to check it out even if you aren’t a teacher!

Remember for all creative remix entries (Photo Remix, Infographic, Digital Story, Open Remix, and Literature Remix):

  • You must use at least one piece of New Zealand digital content.
  • You must have the rights and permission to use all content in your entry. Remember to always check the usage rights on the content owners’ sites.
  • You need provide to the details of all content that you use when you submit your entry.
  • Please make sure you read and understand the full competition rules.

New content released in time for Mix and Mash

Radio New Zealand - Martin Jetpack Interview

Radio New Zealand has released this interview with Richard Lauder, CEO of Martin Aircraft, makers of the Martin Jetpack, especially for Mix and Mash NZ 2011.

Martin Jetpack has also agreed to let you use the publicly available content on their website, which includes some great photos and videos.

Please make sure you follow the terms of use for using this content.

Creative Commons Kiwi

Creative Commons Kiwi is a clever video that explains Creative Commons for Kiwis. Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand have released him into the wild under a CC BY licence. You can now download Creative Commons Kiwi from Vimeo for sharing and remixing so it's up to you to remix him in ways that help explain Creative Commons to your colleagues, students and online friends.

Jem Yoshioka Flickr stream

Jem Yoshioka, winner of the 2010 Mix and Mash Supreme Remix award, has released her entire Flickr stream as CC BY SA just in time for Mix and Mash.

The Story of NZ Merino Wool (Remix)

A digital storytelling project by Anne Galloway and Samantha Carew.

Two short videos were developed for a general audience and present a brief cultural history of New Zealand merino. Design Culture Lab would love to see their digital story remixed and retold from different perspectives and in different styles. Visit Design Culture Lab for more information and access to the content.

Content sources

DigitalNZ access to NZ digital content

DigitalNZ provides searchable access to more than 300,000 modifiable NZ images from over 130 different New Zealand content partners. You can browse by Usage Rights (see the Usage Rights search filters on the right hand side of your results) to identify content that you may be able to reuse. Do double check the rights information on the content owner’s site before you use the content.

You can also browse remixable images from DigitalNZ using the NZ Picture Show, developed using DigitalNZ’s API.

National Library Flickr Set

The National Library of New Zealand has made many sets of images available through The Commons on Flickr with a "no known copyright restrictions" license. You may use these images as you choose. The Library requests that if possible you attribute the source.

Other content sources

Other places you might find New Zealand Creative Commons, public domain, no known copyright, or openly licensed content include:

Mixed Media