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”.)

Following feedback about the development of the next National Action Plan, Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission is exploring with the OGP Secretariat extending the submission date of our next Plan into next year (2022). We will release a revised timeframe for the development of the next Plan that reflects the outcome of those discussions as soon as we are able. 

In the meantime, we’re extending dates for our three original “challenges” to Wednesday, 30 June.

We’ve also added some new challenges, based on what we’ve heard so far. Open government works best when as many of us as possible can get involved, with diverse voices and experiences represented. There are two side to this: how to get involved, and what happens with your ideas. We've set a couple of challenges that look at what others are saying about this, and to hear your thoughts on those ideas, or add your own. Check out our new challenges below.

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. You can read the ideas from these workshops on the OGP New Zealand website.


Hearing what people have to say

Te rongo i ā ngā tāngata kōrero | Hearing what people have to say

NEW CHALLENGE: What sort of tools or methods can help people have their say? How can we reach a wide range of people with diverse views and experiences?

Encouraging public participation

Te whakatītina i te marea kia whai wāhi mai | Encouraging public participation

NEW CHALLENGE: How well do people understand how to get involved in making a change? If they do want to get involved, what are the barriers? And what information to they need to participate?

Active citizenship and partnership

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.

Transparency and accountability

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.

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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