We work with district, city and regional councils throughout New Zealand to create digital spaces connecting councils with communities.


Effect has been working to deliver web and digital solutions for the local government sector since 2012.  From Invercargill to Auckland, we've helped councils communicate with their communities over many topics - from environmental monitoring and recreational swim safety to museums and libraries, public transport, rates, emergencies and much more.


We choose to use Umbraco CMS as we believe it's the perfect fit for local government websites. Flexible, customizable, and user-friendly, Umbraco offers councils a solid content management solution that is simple enough to be used any staff member but flexible enough to accommodate workflows, permission settings and scheduling.


Umbraco is WCAG compliant and developed with security in mind. It adheres to OWASP Top 10 security principles and undergoes regular security testing.

Umbraco seamlessly integrates with Microsoft technologies and can be hosted on Microsoft Azure, one of the most innovative and robust platforms available. 


There are no licensing fees, no hidden costs, and no limitations on this open-source CMS. Plus, using an open-source CMS like Umbraco means you always have access to the code even if you change platforms or providers.

Check out some of the projects we've done with local government.

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