On Saturday 16 September, we celebrated our third national awards ceremony at the beautiful Pipitea Marae in Wellington.

It was a great night full of food, drinks, conversation and celebration, and we’d love to say thanks to those who could make it.

Check out some videos and pictures from the night on our Twitter feed

See some more pics and videos from the night on our Facebook page

We’d also like to send out a HUGE thank you to our sponsors – we couldn’t do it without you – and our participants and volunteers – there’d be no point with you.

Stay tuned to upcoming news re GovHack 2018! Follow us on social media, or join our mailing list :)

See all the 2017 NZ projects


GovHack NZ 2017 medals


Prize Sponsor Amount awarded Team Team
Re:Invention (International) Accenture [TBA] Captain Jack Kiwot
Tourism Hack HERE Technologies $2,000 Mai Mai
Geospatial (Location) Hack HERE Technologies $2,000 Crash Crash
Most innovative hack using Stats NZ data Stats NZ $2,000 Mai Niesh
Data Journalism Stats NZ $2,000 Open Voices Open Voices
Making Donations Easy Westpac $2,000 DonateNow MJI
Search and Rescue Comms Selwyn District Council $2,000 Frontline Rescue frontline-rescue.tech
Cruise schedule data MBIE $1,500 Cruzee Asterix and Obelisk
Citizen Engagement The Media Suite $2,000 GrantHunter Hakkety Yak
Developer Tools The Media Suite $2,000 Open Voices Open Voices
Sustainable New Zealand The Media Suite $2,000 Tracking Our Nation Tracking Our Nation
Best Commercialisation of Open Data (Christchurch only) The Media Suite 50 hours of help from Media Suite to help commercialise the project Incremental Change The Fire Ants
Eyes on APIs DIA – data.govt.nz $1,000 Captain Jack Kiwot
The Future Tech Experience DIA – data.govt.nz $1,000 Mai Niesh
Tourism Statistics MBIE $1,000 / $1,000 Off Peak / Tourismal Auckland Fish Market Opening Hours / Stillpig
Data Transparency Award Open Data NZ $1,000 Open Voices Open Voices
Open Government Open Data NZ $1,000 South of 45 South of 45
Cruise schedule data (2nd) MBIE $500 Cruiseship Hour Stillpig
Best Wellington Grants Data Hack Wellington City Council $500 GrantHunter Hakkety Yak
Business: Location, Location, Location Whanganui and Partners $500 Gentrification Analytics Pivot Angel
Dunedin City Council Hack Dunedin City Council $500 South of 45 South of 45
Best project on a .tech / .space domain dot Tech $400 Open Voices Open Voices