Note: this isn’t a comprehensive list, and is a work in progress. Its purpose is to give pointers, not be prescriptive.

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There isn’t a single catalogue or repository for open government data in NZ. There are, however, some great places to start looking:

There are numerous scientific datasets available from New Zealand’s Crown Research Institutes (CRIs), including:

There are also specific datasets maintained by various government agencies.


Can’t find the data you’re most interested in?

Check out our blog post on finding data

Get in touch with us to suggest more datasets/data sources


Other awesome lists and data sources

Shane Gibson’s “When I get bored I try and make some of these [NZ datasets] easier to download here” sets

Alex Gibson’s “New Zealand Data and Apis” list on Github


Credits and thanks

GovHack NZ “list of potential sources” page on GitHub