New Zealand Government websites to switch to Silverstripe

Posted Feb. 08, 2013 in SilverStripe

New Zealand Government websites will switch to Silverstripe, the free, open-source CMS/framework from Wellington company Silverstripe under an "all-of-government" contract.

Common Web Platform / Platform as a Service

Silverstripe have been selected by the Department of Internal Affairs to build the Common Web Platform for the New Zealand public sector.

To do this, they will build a Platform as a Service version of SilverStripe CMS targeted specifically at the needs of the New Zealand public sector.

Over time, this will replace the almost 50 different CMS systems various government departments and agencies use.

Further reading

"Huge coup for local software firm" news article at

"Common Web Platform" blog post at

"Wellington co. wins contract for single government web platform" news article at

"Ask me anything: Sam Minnée", a question and answer session at with the Silverstripe CEO.