Image: Kaleidescoped GovHack

New Zealand’s GovHack is united in a single purpose – coming together in a weekend-long hackathon and working with government data to innovate and create July 28-30, 2017. Hashtag: 

GovHack’s vision is a more participatory and effective democracy and public service.

The event gathers New Zealand’s best and brightest working with government data to innovate and create. It’s about encouraging and celebrating our technical and creative capacity, connecting citizens with government for great outcomes, and building on the social and economic value of open data published by government.

The event requires small teams of competitors to produce any kind of “hack” using government data in 46 hours, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

Events take place in various NZ cities including Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Hawke’s Bay and Wellington, Whangarei and Whanganui.

Events also take place across the ditch in Australia. More about this as we learn it.


  • What was created?
  • Are there videos from the event?
  • Are there analogs for GovHack in other countries? In the USA?

Key Links
What will happen over the weekend?
How to make your GovHack video

GovHack Women lead-in event Wellington

GovHack Whangarei

GovHack Auckland

GovHack Hamilton

GovHack Whanganui

GovHack Hawke’s Bay

GovHack Wellington

GovHack Christchurch

GovHack Dunedin




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Buzzword Bingo: Open data is the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control #opendata


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