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GovHack 2016 will be taking place in Christchurch:

  • 29-31 July
  • Christchurch City Council Function Room
  • 53 Hereford St
  • Christchurch, 8013.

Our theme for this event is “A Smart and Healthy City” and there will be local prizes, bounties and fun for our participants!

How does it all work?

We have $10k worth of local prizes and bounties to win and great food and fun across the weekend.  Spend your weekend innovating with national and local open data to win prestige and prizes!

You can also follow GovHack NZ generally at:

Local bounties and prizes

We have a number of awesome local bounties to win with data. Prizes are being supplied by:

Venue details

Access: The Christchurch City Council is wheelchair- accessible and has accessible amenities.

Facilities on site: WiFi, working spaces, kitchen, power sockets, toilets, sickbay.

Security: There will be security guards stationed around the open areas throughout the weekend, however please take care of your personal belongings and don’t leave them unattended. Neither Christchurch City Council nor GovHack accept any responsibility for any personal items lost or damaged over the weekend.

Registration on Friday 29: Registration check in opens at 6pm, with the competition starting at 7pm.

Food: We will be providing main meals over the weekend.

  • Friday – nibbles (drinks will be for sale, including alcoholic beverages)
  • Saturday – lunch and dinner
  • Sunday –  lunch.

There will also be a range of snacks over the weekend. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options will be available, as well as water, tea and coffee.

Hours: Our venue will be open during the hours below. Between those hours you are welcome to work elsewhere, but we encourage you to get some rest.

  • Friday: 6pm – 9pm.
  • Saturday: 8.30am – 8pm.
  • Sunday: 8.30am – 6.00pm.

Read the participants pack

Interested in helping?

If you would like to support this event or provide ideas and inspiration, please contact [email protected].

Local sponsors

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