Te Whakawhiti Kōrero mō te Kāwanatanga Tuwhera | The Open Government Partnership Dialogue

Hono mai ki ngā whakawhiti kōrero | Join the conversation

We’re currently developing New Zealand’s 4th Open Government Partnership National Action Plan (NAP4) – and we want to hear from you!

Kōrero mai | Have your say

Register for Dialogue to join the conversation. Add your ideas, comment on those of others under one or all of the themes below, and share your wisdom, thoughts, experiences, challenges and aspirations to create a strong Plan. Your idea could become a new open government action! (Read “How a plan is developed”.)

We’ve opened up three “challenges” below for you to think about and provide your ideas. We’re getting great ideas, so these have been extended until Friday 21 May. Make sure you sign up for updates when you register if you want to stay involved in the conversation.

Alternatively, email your suggestions to ogpnz@publicservice.govt.nz.

In addition to this online engagement, Te Kawa Mataaho is holding a series of workshops to support people to collaborate and to hear ideas.



Te kirirarau me te whakahoatanga | Active citizenship and partnership

Enabling more people to be actively and regularly involved in our democracy and contribute to the change they want to see for their communities.


Te uruparenga | Responsiveness

What the Public Service does to understand and meet people’s needs and aspirations, including how it works with New Zealanders when designing policies and services.


Te mārama me te noho haepapa | Transparency and accountability

Being open and transparent means that people can see or find out why the government does what it does.

Accountability means the government is answerable for its work, actions, and decisions.


Ngā rauemi | Resources

Take a look here to learn more about open government.

Rārangi wā | Timeline (click for more detail)

January and February 2021: Complete the planning and prepare supporting material, February to April 2021: Idea gathering via conversations online and in workshops, or via individual submissions (we are here), April and May 2021: Publish a summary of ideas and draft commitments, May and June 2021: Draft the action plan for Government consideration, July and August 2021: Public consultation on the draft action plan, and the Government finalises and submits the fourth National Action Plan.

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an international agreement by governments committed to creating greater transparency, increasing civic participation and using new technologies to make government more open, effective, and accountable.

An effective National Action Plan is one where, working together, New Zealanders develop commitments that further the OGP goals of strengthening democracy, building trust, and improving wellbeing.

You can find out more about the OGP, New Zealand’s involvement, and previous National Action Plans on the OGPNZ website. The OGP is led by Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission on behalf of the Government.

Email us at ogpnz@publicservice.govt.nz if you’d like to find out more, or follow us for updates on Twitter at @ogpnz or at Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission’s LinkedIn page and Facebook page.


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