About this site
data.govt.nz is a directory of publicly-available New Zealand government datasets. The site focuses on machine-readable (ie, well-structured and open) datasets, but recognises that "grey" data (for example, web pages) can still be of use to developers and others. We're working with agencies to improve data formatting.
We'd like to know which currently unavailable datasets you'd most like to see published. We're keen to get your ideas.
For background information about the launch of this site see Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy's media release (4 November 2009).
Official Statistics are produced by government departments to provide information for government and government departments, local government, businesses and the general public. Find official statistics on Statistics New Zealand's site, Statisphere, data.govt.nz and on government departments’ websites. More about official statistics.
Website usage statistics Nov 2009 to Oct 2011
Download the website usage statistics spreadsheet for the first two years of data.govt.nz (November 2009 - October 2011).
Independent review of data.govt.nz
In November 2011 data.govt.nz was independently reviewed by the former Director for Transparency and Digital Engagement for the UK Government. The review concluded that while improvements could be made it "is a well designed and professional run website - more so than some of its international peers."
Read the final review report and response to the review on the ict.govt.nz website.
data.govt.nz is owned and maintained by Government Information Services at the Department of Internal Affairs.