New Zealand has a strong history of open and transparent government that is internationally recognised. One of the pillars of open and transparent government is open government data and information.
Evidence suggests that opening up this information for re-use has considerable and widespread benefits to government, industry and the public. At the same time, technological and cultural advances also make it cheaper and easier to re-use this data and information.
It is a collaborative programme with users, the open data community, civil society, and suppliers, and is providing guidance and advice to support agencies manage and release their data and information for re-use.
Guidance, resources, presentations and papers supporting the programme are found here.
New Zealand 4th in Global Open Data media release