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Read inspiring New Zealand stories about innovative projects that use open data. You can also hear about the challenges, successes and benefits of initiatives to publish open data.

Where are mobility car parks?

CCS Disability in partnership with SaferMe developed the Access Aware app so you can see the location of mobility car parks on a map (and more).
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How can workers stay safe?

SaferMe uses data to warn people about hazards and risks at work.
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Serendipity: the hidden value of open data

Te Papa has used Wellington City Council's freely available cyber twin of Wellington City so museum visitors can explore the impact of tsunamis.
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Affordability in NZ

This open source web application uses open government data and a mapping interface to enable people to find out which suburbs will be most affordable for them.
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Craft Beer Industry Insights

The ANZ Bank uses open data to create craft beer industry insight reports that inform investment, enable evidence-based business decision making and foster consumer loyalty.
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Thundermaps - Staying safe from hazards around you

An app that aims to make workplaces safer by showing nearby dangers, so employees can be prepared and keep themselves safe.
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An online property tool that gives homeowners an easy and free way to search for property data.
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HERE Maps - The changing face of automotive navigation

In our rapidly changing digital world, new technologies are driving our futures. The next stage in the evolution of the car is driverless cars - and they are just around the corner.
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School Finder

In 2009 The Ministry of Education Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga built School Finder – an application that uses Google Maps to present up-to-date information about schools.
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This web tool and app helps hunters and adventurers in New Zealand plan their trips and increases safety.
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Dumpark - Making data and information accessible

Turning data into visual narratives to share and help people understand complex information.
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Kamo Place Race - Town planning made lean and agile

When the Whangarei District Council’s District Planning Team started thinking about a new Town Plan for Kamo, New Zealand, they wanted to make it meaningful to the people most affected – the people who live there.
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ANZ Truckometer

Using the volume of traffic on state highways as an indicator of the momentum of our economy
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DigitalNZ - Making it easy to find New Zealand’s digital treasures

Finding material online can be a complicated and confusing process, especially when looking for New Zealand content. DigitalNZ provides one simple place to access this type of content.
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LAWA - Connecting with New Zealand’s environment through data

Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) is a collaboration of organisations with a common aim: to tell the story of our environment.
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Nest Finder - Accessing essential travel information while on the road

When tourists are travelling around New Zealand, there is a vast amount of information they need to access including where to stay and what to see. This is where the handy Nest Finder app comes in.
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State of the Nation - Telling a different story about the nation

The Salvation Army has published its independent monitoring report, ‘State of the Nation’, for the past eight years. This aims to encourage public debate around New Zealand’s social progress.
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LINZ Data Service

LINZ Data Service (LDS) holds more than 40 groupings of data on New Zealand’s land and sea.
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Industry Benchmarking Tool

The Industry Benchmarking Tool is a joint initiative between Statistics NZ and Inland Revenue to provide information on the financial performance of businesses in 45 industries.
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MarineMate app

The app contains: Tide timetables using the Nautical Almanac from Land Information NZ, Boat ramps, 5 knot zones, mooring zones, etc from each council Notices to Mariners from each council and from Land Information NZ, Bylaws from each council.
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Screenshot of the Mogeo homepage, featuring the NZ Fishing Rules app.


Mogeo, an app development company based in Christchurch, creates mobile application solutions to business delivery problems clients have identified.
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Screenshot of the GeoNet homepage.


GeoNet provide free access to high quality and timely data and information for emergency management, research, industry use and to the public.
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Screenshot of CamperMate homepage.


CamperMate is a smart phone application created by a company called Mogeo, and is available at providing information about local facilities to campers/travellers throughout New Zealand.
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Screenshot of the Infoshare homepage.


Infoshare, a self-service open online data tool on Stats NZ’s website, contains over 30 million aggregated, confidentialised, time-series data.
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