2 years ago last night, these forums first went online, on pirateparty.net.nz.
Before that time, there were the orange forums on pirateparty.co.nz, and just a logo on pirateparty.org.nz. While the orange forums had been active in 2008 and around the 2008 elections, it had been inactive for about 6 months up to October 2009. There was no formal party associated with these.
In October 2009, with The Pirate Bay being hunted down and frequently relocating, a small amount of activity returned to the orange forums (about 6 people), largely new people just finding out about the site. The founders and admin had moved on and could not be contacted.
The decision was made: A new and improved site would be set up on a new domain. A 3rd, competing Pirate Party in New Zealand, but one that would evolve while the other 2 didn't, and one that would hopefully result in an official party.
On October 23, 2009, the "Mutiny" was declared by Edison Carter and the other mutineers. pirateparty.net.nz was registered, a server was found, this website, forum and wiki were set up, and the pirate movement in NZ started moving again.
On that day, 2 years later, the All Blacks beat Les Bleus 8-7 to become the world champions for the fist time in 20 years, so our 2nd birthday was celebrated a day or two late.
Happy Birthday PPNZ site/forum 2.0/wiki