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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.

Open source software release saves nearly $1m

The Social Investment Agency and released code for their Social Investment Analytical Layer leading to considerable savings and faster research.
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Local councils presents data from New Zealand’s 78 local authorities, in a consistent format that enables it to be compared and analysed.
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New Zealand Legislation website

Providing access to legislation is a fundamental part of the PCO’s role – and in 2008 they launched the New Zealand Legislation website. The site provides free access to legislation, including up-to-date reprints of Acts and Legislative Instruments.
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Charities Register

In 2011 Charities Services (then the Charities Commission) made advanced search functionality available for the Charities Register and licensed the data for re-use under a Creative Commons BY licence.
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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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NZ tides prediction data

LINZ is provides charts and hydrographic services producing specialised nautical charts to aid safe navigation in New Zealand waters and certain areas of Antarctica and the South West Pacific.
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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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