Policy Purpose and Brief
Play it Strange Trust (PIS) is committed to providing assurance to their people, their customers and other external stakeholders that security is being managed appropriately and that we seek to operate in controlled and secure environments.
Information refers to any content whatever its medium whether written on paper or stored in any form electronic, hard-copy or otherwise including but not limited to sound, visual or audio-visual recordings. Information security in the context of this ISP means the preservation of confidentiality and integrity of information and prevention of unauthorised disclosure of Information.
Sensitive Information means any information which by its nature ought to be kept confidential and its integrity maintained; the disclosure of which could cause damage, harm or other loss to 9 Spokes and its customers.
PIS people are responsible for information security and therefore must understand and comply with this policy. It is important that all PIS people are aware of their responsibilities and follow the applicable and/or documented procedures relevant to their roles. Also, all Trustees, partners and other third parties should be made aware of their obligations with respect to security of Information.
This ISP applies to all of PIS and all their Security Stakeholders, wherever they are located and however they access information.
In addition to the above, contractual and/or business relationships with our customers and other third parties may include agreed information security provisions and PIS people are required to comply with any security plan developed as part of any contract.
The elements of this ISP, with respect to all of PIS information and/or 3rd party information entrusted into PIS's care and/or control are to preserve the:
PIS’s aim is to provide adequate protection against breach of confidentiality, integrity and availability for all Information across various and changing media and / or devices and to comply with the appropriate legislation.
In some cases, specific customer projects and / or contracts with PIS have the potential to have unique security requirements and it is the responsibility of the PIS Finance Manager to ensure that these requirements are addressed and managed.
Where a specific need is identified, extra guidance and training will be provided for employees on a case by case basis as necessary to manage the particular security aspects.
The Finance Manager will ensure all members of staff recognize their responsibility for Information security and comply with the ISP and additional supporting policies as they are introduced.
This Policy sets forth how PIS will manage the Personal Data that it collects in the normal course of business.
Specifically, this Policy applies to:
This policy is designed to inform all associates about their obligation to protect the privacy of all individuals and the security of their Personal Data.
Use of Personal Data
During day-to-day business operations, authorised individuals within PIS will from time-to-time make use of Personal Data. Specifically, Personal Data may be used as follows:
Handling of Personal Data/Staff Responsibilities
In our day to day tasks we may all come across some forms of data and information of which some may contain Personal Identifiable Information (PII)-this type of information and data requires utmost care and proper handling at all times. Below are some ways of handling PII and other sensitive data and information:
Remember, any data breaches and findings of careless use and disclosure of PII can lead to substantial financial penalties and irreparable credibility and reputational impacts for 9 Spokes.
Integrity of Personal Data
The Trust will take reasonable steps that Personal Data and Sensitive Data are:
Policy Purpose and brief
The purpose of this policy is to outline password management at PIS. These rules are in place to protect the employee and PIS. Inappropriate use exposes PIS to risks including virus attacks, compromise of network systems, data management and services and legal issues.
A fundamental component of our information security policy is controlling access to the critical information resources that require protection from unauthorized disclosure or modification.
Access control is permissions are assigned to individuals or systems that are authorized to access specific resources. Access controls exist at various layers of the system, including the network. In some cases, a user is identified by login ID & password.
Passwords are the primary authentication method for The Company’s IT resources. Passwords ensure that only authorised individuals have access to specific computer systems and establish accountability for all changes made to system resources. Badly chosen passwords significantly endanger the information that they are supposed to protect.
Songwriting is a craft of the imagination and we believe that the creative environment surrounding songwriters should foster, expose and celebrate these songs.
We run songwriting competitions with lyric, Maori language, Peace Song awards and others alongside. And we record at least 40 finalists each year in professional recording studios.
Songwriting, performance, and recording are the three pivots of our music evolution.
NZ Songwriters have their own take on what makes songwriting a vibrant, creative practice - read their fresh perspectives in our Songwriters Speak pageSongwriters Speak
We've designed a poster with all key deadlines and dates for our competitions. Make sure to stick them in your calendar!
Further information about each competitions entry requirements can be found below in our "Competitions" section.
Online entry forms are now available for each competition.
Download the PDF and print it out, stick it up at school and hand it out to friends, get the word out there!
Director/Producer: Mareea Vegas / DOP: Kent Belcher / Art dept: Alex Matthews / Editor: Zac Blair /
Post production: Henry Williamson @ Thievery Studio / Hair: Luci Hare / Makeup: Tiveshni Naidoo / Clothing: Thanks to Lela Jacobs
Special thanks to NZ On Air for their Special Tracks grant which covered the recording and film making.
2018 ENTRY FORM NOW AVAILABLE
The National Secondary School Songwriting Competition is the flagship programme of the Play It Strange Trust.
2018 ENTRY FORM NOW AVAILABLE
This competition seeks songs with the lyrics embodying a focus on Peace. N.B. We are unable to offer the Hiroshima Exchange prizes this year.
2018 ENTRY FORM NOW AVAILABLE
The Winner and all Finalists have been announced.
For all secondary school students in NZ.
The competition is judged based on the originality of the cover you choose to rearrange and sing, written and performed by a kiwi artist.
Supported by a Music Grant from Recorded Music NZ.
2018 ENTRY FORM NOW AVAILABLE
Play It Strange presents a Cover Art competition to celebrate all creatives at New Zealand Secondary Schools.
This competition seeks an Album Artwork for the front cover of the 2018 Play It Strange Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition.
Play It Strange has worked for over 10 years, striving to provide secondary students with a platform they can use to pursue their musical adventures. We've held concerts, workshops and competitions, all with the intentions to provide the right environment from which students can gain confidence, self-belief and an impetus for a career path they would like to follow.Read More
Patrons, Strange Friend Stars and our Strange Friends are a crucial and valuable community that support us.
We would love you to come on board.
All donations are tax deductible.
If you are interested in becoming a Platinum Patron or Strange Friends Star or indeed support Play It Strange in any way please give us a call, we would love to catch up and talk.
University of Waikato summer paper ‘Introduction To SONGWRITING’ has just finished.
Students have finalised the tracking of their two songs and the results are very cool.
I Know This To Be True was conceived and assembled by Geoff Blackwell of PQ Blackwell, and Ric Salizzo. It is a book about truth, beauty and wisdom. "Sixty New Zealanders in the middle of interesting lives talk about what really matters, truth and beauty, and the things they hold dear to their hearts."
Royalties from the book sales will be forwarded to PLAY IT STRANGE to further their website and school programmes.
I Know This To Be True is an incredible collection of New Zealanders discussing what it is that is important to them. PQ Blackwell have generously donated all profits from book sales to Play It Strange. We cannot thank them enough for their support of Play It Strange, and we are so grateful to be part of such a rich, inspiring project.
The book is available for purchase from any good book store in New Zealand and online. Go and get one and enjoy!
Play It Strange songwriters that have had their songs recorded for the annual CD are making cool inroads out into the world. Their career paths were fuelled from their time at school during which they sent their songs into our competitions and triumphed.
Here we have a selection of those who hit the ground running when they left school. With songwriting, performance and recording experience they were capable and poised for action.
CUSTOMERS: Those philanthropic institutions, individuals, grants bodies and funding agencies. We applaud their generosity in supporting us and their focus on the benefits we bring to the society around us.
CLIENTS: The songwriters and performers that bring their imaginative craft and performing skills to bear and we are all rewarded. From the secondary school songwriting competitions to the recording sessions for the top 40 songs.