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We won the original New Zealand Parliament website project in
late 2004 with it going live on 24th August 2006 (a date etched in
my memory as I project managed it personally - Doug Hanna,
It was awarded a Webby Honouree in 2007 and has been
subsequently recognised as a best practice reference for Parliament
websites globally. We have been supporting, servicing and attending
to enhancements of the website since 2006.
In 2011 NZ Parliament went to market requesting tenders to
re-platform the website off the now unsupported Microsoft MCMS 2002
platform onto a new modern platform.
Against vigorous competition from some of the bigger IT services
companies, Terabyte successfully won the contract and are utilising
Umbraco as the controlling CMS.
The large development project began in November 2011. With over
500,000 pages of content, many incoming XML streams of content,
replicated servers for publishing and DR, Google search hardware, a
complex public select committee submissions sub-system, it's a
really exciting challenge for our development team.
The project concludes with the development of automated test
scripts to facilitate largely automated regression testing to
support the efficient on-going development and testing of the
We'll update this profile page when the re-platformed website is
live in early 2013.