Government of New Zealand

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Research report

20 Jul 2016

These are the official New Zealand Government guidelines to provide clarity on how government agencies can make their software open source.

Government agencies invest significantly in software development and often own the copyright in the software that they develop or that is developed for...

Discussion paper

31 Jul 2015

New Zealand is a seismically active country. Our communities are exposed to the perils that come with this, namely earthquakes, volcanic and hydrothermal activity and tsunami. We also regularly suffer from landslips, storms and floods as a result of our weather and geography. When these...

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Speech to Lowy Institute - Martin Place, Sydney 1 March 2018
1 Mar 2018

New Zealand’s coalition government was formed with the intention of leading change rather than managing a modified status quo.

Policy report

14 Dec 2017

This Budget Policy Statement (BPS) is the Ardern Government’s first action in preparing Budget 2018. It sets the broad fiscal parameters within which details for the budget will be determined and states the government’s priorities for the budget.


30 Jun 2016

This report looks at how the skills of New Zealand adults compare to other countries and how they have changed over time. Also explored is how skills in New Zealand vary by age, ethnicity, gender and migration status.

The Survey of Adult Skills measures...

Research report

20 Jun 2016

Disability Support Services fund supports for approximately 32,000 people with disabilities, as well as equipment for approximately 80,000 people.

This publication presents aggregated demographic information about the people with disabilities who have been allocated Ministry of Health funded disability supports (excluding equipment). The report...


8 Jun 2016

Prime Ministerial Foreword

I am pleased to introduce the Defence White Paper 2016, which sets out the Government’s expectations for Defence over the coming decades.

The 2016 White Paper reflects the Government’s commitment to a more regular cycle of defence policy updates....

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20 Mar 2017

The Government has set 10 challenging results for the public sector to achieve over the next five years.


Reducing long-term welfare dependence

1. Reduce the number of people who have been on a working...

Case study

Systematic review

10 Jun 2016

This New Zealand study explores the education and employment experiences of young people born in 1991. The main purpose of the study is to explore the kinds of employment and labour market measures that can be derived from data in Statistics New Zealand Integrated Data...

Research report

10 Jun 2016

This report compares provision, participation, and student performance in courses delivered by e-learning methods with courses that do not use e-learning. This is analysed at a system, sub-sector, and field of study level, as well as by ethnicity, age, full-time, part-time, and extramural status....



3 Jun 2016

This Action Plan was developed as a way of addressing the need to provide sustainable, high-quality pharmacist services in a complex and evolving environment.

This Action Plan was developed as a way of addressing the need to provide sustainable, high-quality pharmacist services in a...

Annual Report

3 May 2016

This is the sixth report in the New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators series, with a focus on women giving birth and babies born in the 2014 calendar year.

The New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators present comparative maternity interventions and outcomes data for pregnant women...