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National Action Plan Update - 8 June 2018

The idea generation phase of the third National Action Plan has now come to a close.

In addition to those that came in via the website, we held six workshops around the country, including one with high school students in Dunedin, to generate ideas for commitments in our Action Plan.

Thank you to everyone who took part. It was great to have people with so much knowledge, and a wide range of experiences and perspectives coming together to share their thoughts on how we can improve open government in New Zealand.

In total, we received 449 ideas to consider. Those ideas are all up on the website.

On Tuesday 5 June, the Expert Advisory Panel and members of the Open Government Partnership team at State Services Commission got together to review the ideas, and group them in to themes ahead of the Synthesis Workshop to be held on 2 July. Representatives from each of the public workshops have been invited to participate in this next phase.

The Synthesis Workshop will identify the preferred groups of ideas to be explored further for the potential to become a commitment in the next National Action Plan. We aim to present 5 to 15 commitments to Government for consideration.

We’ll keep you posted as work progresses. Be sure to keep an eye on the website and our social media channels for regular updates.

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