In the near future Wairoa DC, HBRC, CHBDC and NCC will be utilising the same web framework for their websites. The shared web platform will provide a better web experience for their customers and is an easier system for their staff to manage.
This initiative has come about by NCC inviting the Councils to tap into their robust web framework that has been developed from years of knowledge and is based on current web standards and best practices.
By standardising their web platform and structure, the Councils will be able to make cost savings, easily share and integrate information and be able to provide some new features to their customers. One example is showing the HBRC rates on each of the council websites and vice versa, saving the customer time searching two websites. It also makes building websites more cost effective and allows Councils to keep up with the latest technologies.
CHBDC website is live on the share platform, HBRC’s website is currently being migrated and it is expected that four of Wairoa’s websites will be migrated by mid 2016.