Best Christchurch Transport Data Hack

Supported By: 
Canterbury Transport Operations Centre

How can we give personalised information for a customer's journey that makes their trip predictable, enjoyable and interesting?


Eligibility Criteria

Has to use some open govt data. Datasets on NZTA, Transport for ChCh, and the real time traffic flow dataset may be useful.

Discover-ABLE (AR App for assisting people with disabilities to discover and navigate better throughout the city)

Photo of Team Quad Hack members from left to right: Aaron, Jaya, Ronan and Louise
Team Name: 
Quad Hack

We believe that diversity and inclusion within any community adds strength; aiming to make sure that our quaken city of Christchurch is an accessible city for all, Discover-ABLE taps into that belief.

It is our sincere hope that we can use technology to bring awareness to the needs and difficulties of people with disabilities especially in the context of local government departments and local data-sets.

ED Check In

ED check-in
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Using the emergency department visitation dataset provided by CDHB we were able to confirm that the demographic making the highest number of unnecesary visits to the Christchurch emergency department were the 15-34 year olds. There are an estimated 15,000 visits per year which could be dealt with by Primary Health Care providers. CDHB confirmed that the average cost of a vist to the ED is $400 per person.  Hence there is the potential to save an estimated $6 million dollars per year. Additionally doctors have told us that patients seen in ED are far more likely to have more tests done on them.

Cost savings aside, there is increasing pressure on the ED and it's ability to keep on serving a population which is growing. Providing extra ED resource is a very expensive process. The answer is to move people to Primary Health Care providers.

We believe that young people presenting in ED can be routed to Primary Health Care providers through the use of a mobile app. We have come up with a simple and enjoyable user experience that arranges for patients to be simply and easily transferred to other providers,

In addition the mobile app works with patients to ensure that they are registered with a GP. This ensures that the CDHB receives the appropriate amount of funding for the local population from government.



Open Road

Team Name: 
Team Angus

We are going for the traffic prize and have created an application that provides you with dirrections which route around closed roads and inform your of roadworks and other protential issues with your route.

Living in a city that slowly recovering after major earthquake it is important to have ability to build your directions routes and see information about closed roads. For emergency responding services like firefighters or ambulance it is critically important to be aware of the closed routes when they on the way.


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* DriveSafe provides live driving alerts & averts accidents

* DriveSafe: carefree driving with expert alerts


DriveSafe guides based on driving location, route, experience, road and weather conditions.

The DriveSafe mobile app can help prevent potential accidents by providing live driving alerts, and guiding the driver with the most relevant driving rules based on driving location, route, experience, road and weather conditions.


Team Name: 
Last one standing

The Personalized Trip Planner (PTP), a web application – makes your travel personalized, interesting, enjoyable, and productive. PTP ensures you are able to complete your planned tasks in time while enjoying your travel as it is managed completely by the application leaving you at ease with no stress of managing your travel routes and travel time. With your profile settings, you can define your needs, preferences, and get suggested dog routes, driving, walking, biking routes, public toilets, picnic tables as per your profile preferences.