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Open data

  • What is open data?

    What is open data? Learn about the open data toolkit, open licences, open accessibility, and human- and machine-readability.

  • Open data release checklist

    A draft checklist of the things you should consider before releasing open data.

  • Open government information and data programme

    A cross-government programme to accelerate the release and reuse of open government data to maximise the value of that data.

  • NZGOAL (New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing) framework

    The New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing framework (NZGOAL) is all-of-government guidance for agencies to follow when releasing copyright works and non-copyright/public domain material for reuse by others. Use this guidance when you intend to release open data.

  • Open data policies

    New Zealand has several pieces of policy that have been endorsed by the Cabinet to support open government and the release of open data. These policies and principles are helpful to understand to support agency discussions relating to opening up data and improving transparency.

  • Formats for open data

    Machine and human readable formats, such as PDF, CSV, and XLS, ensures that you maximise the value of your open data while complying with open government data and information policies.

  • Celebrating Open Data Day

    Open Data Day is an annual, global celebration of open data. Over the years, a variety of events have been held in New Zealand to explore, use, and showcase open data.