Auckland Transport is achieving high engagement rates. Here’s why…

The Auckland Transport team has impressed us with very high engagement rates in their past projects, making this a perfect site to showcase some effective ways to design your EngagementHQ site. Read on to discover what tools have been used for this project and how they helped the Transport team achieve their project goals.

Joe Kresling

Joe Kresling

3 years ago

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How to co-design what a library should and could be?

Earlier this year Christchurch City Council launched the Your Library, Your Voice campaign to get the community involved in helping design its new central library following the 2011 earthquakes. Between February and June 2011 a series of earthquakes and aftershocks devastated much of Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city. In all, 185 people were killed […]

4 years ago

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How to grow your online community panel? Introducing the ‘Willoughby’ method!

There is no questioning that online community panels are fast becoming a key part of local government community engagement strategies. Online community panels offer many benefits in terms of engagement marketing efficiency and effectiveness, and from a research perspective, they can offer some rigor around the demographic diversity of those being engaged. The question that […]

4 years ago

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Turbocharge your community panel’s growth by embracing a little controversy

Your community panel’s growth can be turbocharged using a variety of strategies. One sure fire method is to embrace a little controversy and engage the community about highly emotional issues. The single most often asked question I hear in relation to online community engagement is, “how do we get more people to get involved in the […]

4 years ago

New Zealand’s long-term local government planning

Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Christchurch City Council are leading the way in contemporary community engagement practice in New Zealand by engaging citizens online about their long-term plans. Planning for the long-term Under the New Zealand Local Government Act 2002, local authorities are required to produce a long-term plan, covering a ten-year period. […]

4 years ago

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Gathering rich personal stories online to inform the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Australian Government’s consultation about the need for a national disability insurance scheme provided the perfect context to demonstrate how gathering rich personal stories online can drive profound public policy change. In 2013 the Australian government introduced legislation to create a national disability scheme. The new system was the single biggest change in Australia’s disability […]

5 years ago

Online Citizens Jury: Energy Generation in NSW

Early this year Bang the Table joined forces with the NewDemocracy Foundation and the NSW Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to support the creation of an online citizens jury portal as part of a unique experiment in participatory democracy. Last week saw the publication of the findings of the PAC report on “The Economics of Energy […]

6 years ago

“I Wish My Son Had Cancer….”

The title of this blogpost is taken from a comment / story posted on a consultation site we are currently running for the Australian Government. Way back in 2010 I wrote a post titled “Is online community engagement real” in response to a feeling I sometime get that there is a sense within the community […]

6 years ago

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Consulting online about mining: Chain Valley Mine Welcomes Community Sentiment

Chain Valley Coal has embraced consulting online about mining activities with the communities of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. Chain Valley is located in the Newcastle coalfield on the southern shore of Lake Macquarie, around 100 kilometres north of Sydney.  Mining commenced in 1961, and the mine currently produces around 700,000 saleable tonnes of thermal coal. […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

8 years ago

Hornsby Council: consulting online about urban consolidation

They say a man’s home is his castle. So when Hornsby Council made the decision to try consulting online about urban consolidation we expected some serious community feedback. attracted a large amount of visitors and opinions when it consulted its community online for Stage 1 and Stage 2 of its Housing Strategy.  Tamara Shardlow spoke […]

Tamara Shardlow

Tamara Shardlow

8 years ago

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