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Junior/ Intermediate Drupal 8 / PHP Developer Remote

Due to a shortage of suitable candidates for an onsite position, I am now opening this up to anyone who is able to work by remote.

I am looking for one or more intermediate FREELANCE Drupal backend developers to work on a number of projects for a period of three to six months part or full time. These developers should have some understanding of the following:

Drupal 8 preprocess and theme hooks
Drupal 8 custom module plugins and hooks
OOP PHP structured programming

The developers should also:

be familiar with working by remote
have a good grasp of English

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New Zeal's picture

Full stack / Drupal 8 / PHP developer required for 3 to 6 months in Auckland

Three to six month contract available for the right person in Auckland, New Zealand.

This is an hourly contract in a relaxed environment
You can work from home but onsite attendance is recommended regularly
The project consists of three Drupal 8 sites for an Enterprise company
You will work in a small team primarily as a backend developer but theming and other full stack tasks may be requested
Custom modules and javascript expertise
Design specs are likely to be high end, high expectation
Applications used: Drupal 8, Drush, Git, Bitbucket, Gulp, Atlassian Pipelines, Jira

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dman's picture

Kiwis going to DrupalGov 2017

I reminder to all in Drupal, in Gov, or both ...

DrupalGov Canberra is coming up,

Early-bird tickets are sold, but it's still VERY cheap.

There are now flights direct from WLG to CBR (phew!)

And session submissions are closing tomorrow!

Get along and see what's been happening in GovCMS-land, or if you are keen on Drupal8 instead, have a try with aGov!!

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ryank76's picture

Stripe payment gateway now available for NZ

Hi all, a couple of weeks ago I signed up for the Stripe payments NZ beta release. Last week I got my invitation email and gave it a hoon.

I tried with:
- Commerce Kickstart 7.x-2.40
- Commerce Stripe 7.x-3.0-alpha1 (with stripe-php libraries v3.23.0)

Using the Secret Key and Publishable Key from my account I have successfully made a test purchase via my website.

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dman's picture

Kiwis going to DrupalSouth Gold Coast

So, who are we going to be seeing at goldcoast2016??

Sparks has confirmed Sponsorship (Thanks Dave!) and a team of 6 from Auckland and Wellington - all of whom may be storytelling at some point?.

I'm looking forwards to the sprints... have not yet picked out my favorite talks though...


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petednz's picture

MBIE survey on Government Procurement

Is this an opportunity to raise ideas about the Common Web Platform?

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davidnind's picture

Wellington meetup notes - Tuesday 1 March 2016

My notes from the second Wellington Drupal meetup for 2016.

The notes roughly follow the agenda (

Thanks to Tom for stepping in to facilitate for Alex.


  • Around 15 people attended.
  • More modules to test out.
  • Some great contributions to the community.
  • Great discussions about requirements and Drupal learning resources.

Welcome to new attendees

It was great to have three new attendees at the meeting.

Drupal opportunities

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davidnind's picture

Wellington meetup notes - Tuesday 2 February 2016

My notes from the first Wellington Drupal meetup for 2016.

The notes roughly follow the agenda (


  • Around 15 people for the first 2016 meetup.
  • More modules to test out.
  • Some great contributions to the community.
  • A presentation on initial attempts to migrate a D6 site to D8.
  • A lessons learned 'horror story'.
  • Great discussions about managing client sites and scaling, and payment gateways.

Welcome to new attendees

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DrupalGov Canberra 2016 Earlybird tix: half-price till Friday Dec 11th

The earlybird gets the worm (and save at least 50%)!

Earlybird tickets for DrupalGov Canberra are now on sale for the bargain price of $50. DrupalGov Canberra is ultimate destination for finding out what’s new in Drupal for the public sector in Australia.

Featuring a full day of sessions on topics ranging from strategy and management, case studies, technical delivery, DrupalGov is the must-attend event of the year for Drupal teams, professional and managers using or considering Drupal in 2016.

The event will be held at the National Museum of Australia on February 8th, 2016

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Wellington Drupal 8 Launch Party

2015-11-19 18:00 - 22:00 Pacific/Auckland
Event type: 
Drupal 8 Release Party

The whole world is celebrating the launch of Drupal 8! And so are we!
New Zealand always punches above its weight, and Drupal is no exception (nor is partying!). Come and meet the community and learn about all the awesome work we're doing

Charge your drink to a toast with the wider Wellington Drupal community!

We're meeting up on the 19th (next Thursday) at Rogue and Vagabond to sit outside on bean bags and cheer-in the next era in Drupal development.

We may also make a small video to contribute to JAM's promotional launch material for Drupal globally.

Rogue & Vagabond

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wiifm's picture

Drupal 8 Release Party: Wellington, New Zealand

2015-11-19 18:00 - 22:00 Pacific/Auckland
Event type: 
Drupal 8 Release Party

The whole world is celebrating the launch of Drupal 8 next week... so what are we going to do?

Come along and charge your drink to a toast with the wider Wellington Drupal community!

We're meeting up on the 19th (next Thursday) at Rogue and Vagabond to sit outside on bean bags and cheer-in the next era in Drupal development.

Rogue & Vagabond
6 - 8pm
Thursday 19th November

Please RSVP via

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katiebot's picture

Drupal 8 Release Party: Auckland, New Zealand

2015-11-19 18:00 - 20:00 Pacific/Auckland
Event type: 
Drupal 8 Release Party

Let's get together to celebrate the launch of D8. This is a social meetup, Webscope will be providing beer and pizza.
19d Blake Street

Please RSVP via

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eileenmcnaughton's picture

Startup Weekend Whangarei

Hey all,

Whangarei is about to have it's first start-up weekend (

For those who haven't heard of them it's kind of a start-up sprint. Over the weekend people pitch ideas for a start-up business or org, select some ideas & develop them into a pitch & try to develop it into a clear proposal for a startup over the weekend, including code & design to the degree possible.

So, I have been tasked with reaching out to tech folk & designers who might like to come along & learn something new or just contribute their ideas & knowledge.

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yashsharma01's picture

Looking for Job in New Zealand.


I am looking for job in Drupal and relocate to New Zealand.
Any help please.


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eleonel's picture

Looking Intermediate/Advanced Drupal/PHP/MySQL developer

Company: Zest IT Limited
Please email your CV to

Thank you!

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michaelmallett's picture

Thinking of moving to New Zealand - Whats the job market like?

Hi, I'm looking to go travelling and spend a year in New Zealand on WHV. I hope to pick up some contract work whilst in Auckland and Wellington, but I'm not so sure that there is a lot out there for a mid/senior level developer.

Can anyone give me an idea what the job market is like? Is there much out there, it seems not...

I also have experience in DevOps processes, like Ansible, Jenkins, Docker, Architecture etc, but I am lacking in experience compared to my Drupal knowledge, so I'm not sure if I could go for a fully fledged DevOps role.


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kattekrab's picture

Drupal8 Accelerate Fundraising Campaign

Hi Everyone!

One of my responsibilities as a board member of the Drupal Association, is to personally engage in fundraising to support the work of the Association. This is the first time we've run a board campaign like this, and the focus is on getting Drupal8 finished!

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frankgil's picture

Forcontu is offering 10 x Drupal Training Scholarships

Forcontu is offering 10 x Training Scholarships for the Expert in Drupal 7 online course (valued at USD1350). If you want to apply, complete the form before April 15, 2015. On April 16 we will announce the 10 winners of a scholarship to join the course completely free. The course will be conducted from May 4 to December 4 (7 months).

More information and registration at:

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dreambubbler's picture

Kiwigov: a new era of Drupal and Government

The Vision

  • Kiwigov is a free open source Drupal 7 distribution developed specifically for New Zealand government organisations.
  • Install a fully featured, New Zealand government standards compliant Drupal 7 website in under 10 minutes.
  • WCAG 2.0 Level AA out of box!

The Opportunity

Drupal within New Zealand is primed for an outpouring of growth and acceptance in usage. Particularly within NZ's government sector. Imagine... Drupal as the preferred government solution in New Zealand!

The Calling

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kattekrab's picture

DrupalSouth wiki

We've put up a community wiki you can use to organise stuff together

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kattekrab's picture

DrupalSouth wants Mentors!

Realityloop's Brian Gilbert is hosting the contribution sprints on Saturday 7 March at DrupalSouth and needs some volunteers to help out as Mentors.

Please get in touch if you're interested and willing to help get newcomers up to speed on how to contribute back to the Drupal Project. (you'll get a free T-shirt and bucketloads of karma)

Go to and select Mentoring from the pull down menu.

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kattekrab's picture

DrupalSouth Schedule is up!

The full session schedule for DrupalSouth has been posted to the website.

Of course this may be subject to change.

It's also available as an ical and json feed.

A huge thankyou to the team for getting it together, all of you who submitted sessions, the content team who reviewed them, and Chris, Rikki and Pete for getting it ship shape on the site.

Less than a month to go now, so get your ticket!

Need help with a business case to convince your boss?

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kattekrab's picture

Have you got your DrupalSouth ticket yet?

Join us in Melbourne over 3 days in March for DrupalSouth.

The main conference takes place over Thursday 5th and Friday 6th, with an all in contribution sprint on Saturday 7th!

Key details:
When? 5-7 March 2015
Where? Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
How much? $440

Keynotes by Angela "Webchick" Byron and Harriet Wakelam.

If you've already got a ticket, or you are speaking, please do help us spread the word and make sure everyone who should be there with us knows about it!

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Bevan's picture

Where will DrupalSouth 2016 be?

Since the original DrupalSouth Christchurch 2008, Drupal communities in Australia and New Zealand have organised major Drupal events with attendees numbering in the hundreds and international speakers for six consecutive summers:

  • DrupalSouth Wellington 2010
  • Drupal DownUnder Brisbane 2011
  • Drupal DownUnder Melbourne 2012
  • DrupalCon Sydney 2013
  • DrupalSouth Wellington 2014
  • DrupalSouth Melbourne 2015
  • DrupalSouth ... 2016?
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kattekrab's picture

Webchick to keynote DrupalSouth!

We're delighted to announce that the keynote speaker for DrupalSouth 2015 will be Angela "webchick" Byron.

If you're a Drupal enthusiast, Angie needs no introduction. For everyone else, her influence is there (whether you know it or not) every time you use a Drupal site, and it's been there for nearly 10 years.

Angie is a co-maintainer of Drupal Core, a Drupal educator, a community leader, and a passionate open source evangelist. She also manages to squeeze in a full-time job as Director of Community Development at Acquia.

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