NZ Best Open Government

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This is an open category for you to show us how open government data is done :) It could include extensions for, new approaches to managing data, digitising a major piece of non machine readable government data, improved metadata search or aggregation, some form of citizen engagement with government data. Have fun!


Eligibility Criteria

One...has to USE some open govt data. Ideas for where to look at

Positivity Scale

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Pokemon No!

Gathering and understanding community sentiment towards ideas and topics is really complex. Currently most data is reported as yes or no. You're either for or against something. But the reality is that our opinions and answers to questions are far more complex than just a yes or no. ​​​​​​​

We have built a tool which is able to examine the actual words people are using. We can input data or conversations from almost any source, categorise it by topic or theme and then give it what we call a positivity score.


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Endangered wildlife is a huge problem for New Zealand. Our native animals and beautiful landscape is what makes this country so special. So special infact that our tourism industry contributes a whopping $24 billion dollars to our economy every year.

Information about our endangered species and how people can help is hard to find. We at Sandpit Ninjas are going to raise awareness with a fun interactive game. You can protect our wildlife at work, school or from the comfort of your own home.

Hatch an egg and get started today.


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A simple, easy to use website, that registers a user's location and gives them flood alerts