Such offers. Very resources. So data :)

Tools and resources

Only 2 more sleeps, and we have some great sponsor offers and resources for you.

HERE Maps (Gold sponsor, 2017)


.tech and .space domain names (National sponsor, 2017)

  • Get free .TECH and .SPACE domains and the chance to win NZ$400 prize for the best hackathon project hosted on a .TECH /.SPACE domain.  
  • Find out how.


AWS Educate (local sponsor, Wellington and Auckland)

  • Receive $100 in AWS Promotional Credit plus AWS Free Tier for new AWS accounts OR $75 AWS promotional credit in a new Starter Account. You can start learning immediately and gain a wide range of skills. View the relevant online training on topics such as Internet of Things and big data analytics, and learn how you can innovate with AWS services.
  • Find out how


Check out our tools and resources page for more!

Tools and resources


Data, mmmmm

There’s _heaps_ of data to play with this year. Check out our2017 data page for a list, and feel free to let us know if there’s something we’ve missed :D

2017 data


Training workshops in Welly

Crowds of people at the service design and geospatial mapping training workshops at LINZ, Wellington, 25 July 2017

Our Wellington training workshops were a huge success – people kept turning up, and turning up, until we had to open up another room and rearrange all the seats!

And we’re _pretty_ sure the sausage rolls and hummus weren’t the reason why (although it was all very tasty).

HUGE thanks to LINZ for hosting us, to Catherine Edwards for talking service design, and to Duane Wilkins for talking geospatial mapping.

Keep an eye on our tools and resources page, where we’ll post links to the presentations and great things to read to improve your knowledge even more!

Tools and resources


Information packs

Whether you’ve been to a GovHack before, or this is your first time, we really recommend you read our participants information pack and code of conduct before you come along.

Participants information pack

And stay tuned for later in the week, when we’ll be emailing you with pointers to data, cool services our sponsors are offering (and how to access them) and more!


Tickets – waitlists and cancellations

We’re shutting down registrations already and over the next few days. If you’re on a waitlist, look out for an email from us.

If you have a ticket and your plans have changed – we know, life happens – please cancel it ASAP so it can go to someone on a waitlist. The easiest way to do this is to go to the ticket Eventbrite emailed you and page down until you see “My account” – that section gives you instructions on how to change/cancel your ticket.


Staying up to date

We’ve got tonnes of information about GovHack on our website, at – videos, information packs, blog posts and more.

You can also keep an eye on:

Yay! Super excited for this year. And, as always, please do get in touch if you have any questions, comments or thoughts :)

Much love,

The GovHack NZ team

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