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Mandated standards candidates selected for Māori business, ethnicity, Māori descent, and iwi affiliation

Standards that will become mandatory for government departments have been selected for Māori business, ethnicity, Māori descent and iwi. Read more about what standards have been selected and next steps here.

By Sophie Austin
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How the Data and Statistics Act will improve the data system

The Data and Statistics Act 2022 is a critical enabler for moving forward; ensuring transparency and trust in the decisions we make on behalf of Aotearoa. Read more about how the new Act will deliver a robust, future-focused data and statistics system.

By Craig Jones
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Measuring FAIR Principles compliance

GNS Science has quantitatively assessed the FAIR Principles compliance of 50 high-value geoscience datasets. This benchmark is the starting point of a roadmap towards further improvements in FAIR compliance.

By Maria Mavroeidi, Mark Rattenbury
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Stats NZ’s statistical standards will become data standards

The standards that Stats NZ produces, previously referred to as statistical standards, will now be called data standards. Read more about the difference between data and statistical standards, when the change will be made and what you might notice about the change here.

By Sophie Austin
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Waka Kotahi’s first transport sector open data framework and survey goes live

In November 2021 we wrote about co-developing NZ’s first transport sector open data framework and we're excited to announce that it's now live and ready for your use! The framework outlines the…
By Aimee Whitcroft
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The Government Data Strategy and Roadmap: Taking stock

Last week, GCDS Mark Sowden spoke to members of the government data system on the progress we’ve made under Government Data Strategy and Roadmap, and what’s next on our journey. Check out his reflections here.  

By Mark Sowden
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A new mandated data standard for gender and sex

A new mandated data standard for gender and sex was recently approved for use across the Public Service.

By Shameela Allen