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Open Data Charter implementation

New Zealand signed up to the Open Data Charter in 2017. This page provides an overview of our approach to implementing the Charter.

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What is the Open Data Charter?

The international Open Data Charter (the Charter) is a collaboration between 150 governments and organisations working to open up data based on a shared set of principles, to make data open and freely available while protecting the rights of people and communities.

The open data charter principles – ODC website

What are Aotearoa NZ’s obligations to the Charter?

Having signed up to the Charter, Aotearoa NZ has to publish an implementation plan of time-bound actions and show implementation progress.

Stats NZ, through the Chief Executive and Government Chief Data Steward (GCDS), is responsible for the plan and publishing progress reports.

Plans and progress reports

Implementation plan to 31 December 2021

Progress report as at 31 December 2021

What happened to the Open Government Data and Information Programme?

The Open Government Data and Information Programme finished on 30 June 2020. You can find the programme’s Open Data Charter action plan and implementation plans on

An Open Data Sun Rises, As Another Sets – blog

Previous New Zealand open data action plan

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If you'd like more information, have a question, or want to provide feedback, email Content last reviewed 28 March 2022.