Rules for using community noticeboards
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Who can use a community noticeboard
Community noticeboards are for 'not for profit' community groups and organisations to advertise community events or projects.
You must provide proof of your not-for-profit status. This can either be your organisation's:
- certificate of incorporated society
- IRD register number.
We do not accept community noticeboard applications from:
- private businesses
- commercial groups
- political parties.
When you can book a community noticeboard
You can book noticeboards up to 13 months in advance.
We recommend you book community notice boards well in advance, particularly for popular sites.
Community noticeboards can only be booked for specific periods of time. See the booking periods for this year on
Booking periods for community noticeboards.
You should know
If you regularly fail to supply or install a notice for your community noticeboard booking, we may decline your future booking requests.
Multiple community noticeboard bookings
- You can book the same noticeboard site for a maximum of two consecutive booking periods.
- You can book the same noticeboard site for a maximum of four booking periods in a year, but there must be a break of one booking period after any two consecutive bookings.
- You can book up to 10 noticeboard sites in the same booking period.
- The same sign cannot be installed at different sites over the same period.
How notices for community noticeboards should be presented
- Notices should be designed in a landscape format and made to the size specified for the noticeboard you have chosen:
- Notices must be professionally written using appropriate sized lettering. Using fewer words in bigger lettering makes the notice easier to read from a distance.
- Notices must be printed on corflute or attached to corflute with staples. The corflute backing needs to be 5mm to 7mm thick.