January 5th, 2020 — by Nipper
We are pleased to announce furry.nz is now hosting a static archive of the original furry.org.nz website. Give the logo below a click to head to the archive and check it out!
The furry.org.nz website was created by Colin Raccoon in 2001 to support the NZFurs mailing list. Based on the successful OZFurry mailing list, this was an early way for Furry Fans in NZ to find like minded people, discuss their fandom, and plan events.
Over time the site added features including a Directory of NZ Furs and their characters, a birthday and event calendar, a web forum, and links to popular fandom sites. The mailing list and website served the growing community well, but by the 2010s the rise of Facebook groups and IM/chat apps such as Telegram and Discord provided more immediate and interactive ways to communicate and activity declined. After Colin passed away in 2014 the site was maintained by Nipper and Kyhwana without significant changes for several years.
With an archive of the original site now established, we will redirect furry.org.nz traffic to our new site here.
Check out some of our early logos below.
This new furry.nz site is intended to provide persistent login accounts for NZ furry events such as Southern Paws and FurCoNZ, so that attendees do not have to create separate new accounts for each event each year. We also have an event calendar for upcoming NZ and regional furry events, and a blog for news and announcements.
We eventually hope to add a more modern version of the NZ Furry Directory, allowing users to share character bios and pictures, and contact information such as Twitter handles or Discord usernames.
Our thanks go out to Sandwalker for maintaining the Directory, Kyhwana for helping maintain the site over the years, and Kakapo for developing the new furry.nz