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Local councils presents data from New Zealand’s 78 local authorities, in a consistent format that enables it to be compared and analysed.

New Zealand Legislation website

Providing access to legislation is a fundamental part of the PCO’s role – and in 2008 they launched the New Zealand Legislation website. The site provides free access to legislation, including up-to-date reprints of Acts and Legislative Instruments.

Charities Register

In 2011 Charities Services (then the Charities Commission) made advanced search functionality available for the Charities Register and licensed the data for re-use under a Creative Commons BY licence.

NZ tides prediction data

LINZ is provides charts and hydrographic services producing specialised nautical charts to aid safe navigation in New Zealand waters and certain areas of Antarctica and the South West Pacific.

LINZ Data Service

LINZ Data Service (LDS) holds more than 40 groupings of data on New Zealand’s land and sea.

PositioNZ GNSS Data

LINZ releases two forms of GNSS data from the PositioNZ network; static data and real-time data. The static data is used by surveyors to determine accurate positions once they have returned from the field, a technique called post-processing.

Environment Canterbury Public Transport Open Data

In May 2005, Environment Canterbury began releasing public transport data for re-use. The data includes route details, bus stop locations, scheduling details, as well as the real time bus estimated time of arrivals (ETAs).

Wellington City Council Geospatial Open Data

In April 2010, WCC began licensing and releasing geospatial data for re-use. This includes aerial photos, historic maps, boundaries, contour lines, building footprints, utility networks, hazard information and locations of WCC facilities.

Land Cover Database

The Land Cover Database (LCDB), available to users of the Land Resource Information System (LRIS) portal offers environment data held by Landcare Research for re-use in GIS and mapping applications.


GeoNet provide free access to high quality and timely data and information for emergency management, research, industry use and to the public.