This Challenge closed on 28 July 2021. 

The next step in developing our fourth Open Government Partnership National Action Plan is working with our Expert Advisory Panel, civil society groups, and others to identify which areas we might develop commitments in.

We’ve received a huge number of ideas in workshops, through our online channel and directly via email, which we will pull together and share. Keep an eye on the OGPNZ website to see what New Zealanders have been telling us!


Active citizenship is about people being actively and regularly involved in our democracy and contributing to the change they want to see for their communities. This can be at a local or national level or anywhere in between, and can range from informal community activities to formal involvement such as petitions, submissions, consultation or even advising government. But how well do people understand how to get involved? What would encourage more participation? If they do want to get involved, what are the barriers? And what information to they need to participate?

The ideas we’ve received online on about encouraging active citizenship and removing barriers can be found by following this link and a couple more here. Ideas on improving access to information can be found by following this link.

Have a read and either comment on the existing ideas or add your own under this challenge.