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New Zealand Government's Vision for Open Data

The Government is committed to actively releasing high value public data to maintain our credibility for open and transparent government that is internationally recognised.

New Zealand signed up to the Open Data Charter in 2017. We joined 17 other countries to promote the openness of government, help drive innovation, support public accountability, and encourage engagement with government. 

The charter is a non-binding agreement with six principles and supporting actions and you can find more information on the Open Data charter through the links below.

Government data should be open and transparent where possible. As outlined in the Adoption of International Open Data Charter, the Government's default position is to make its datasets freely available to the public.

To achieve this, datasets generated by Inland Revenue which are suitable for publication should be published on the Government Data Directory at, in formats and under licenses that facilitate their reuse.

Where can I find Open Data?

Stats NZ

Figure NZ

Other Resources 

E Learning- Discovering Open Data

Lillian Grace - Know your Country (Ted Talk)

Stats NZ Videos on Open Data (2020)

Last updated: 12 Mar 2024
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