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Fourth National Action Plan

Hear what others have to say and have your say about the content of New Zealand’s Fourth National Action Plan.

Open Government in Aotearoa New Zealand: What it is, and why it matters | Kāwanatanga Tuwhera i Aotearoa: Tōna kaupapa me tōna whai tikanga ki a tātou

Open Government in Aotearoa New Zealand: What it is, and why it matters explains some of the ideas behind open government, describes New Zealand’s involvement in the Open Government Partnership (OGP), and encourages people to get involved in developing the fourth National Action Plan. 

How will the Plan be developed?

The National Action Plan will emerge from a discussion with citizens and community groups.

Key Actions to Date 

Joint report to the Minister for the Public Service

A joint report to the Minister for the Public Service on potential focus areas for New Zealand’s fourth Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan has been published on the Te Kawa Mataaho’s website. The advice was developed with our expert advisory panel, civil society organisations, and a range of government agencies, and summarises the conclusions from our joint work.

Ideas for the Fourth National Action Plan

We’ve taken the ideas received (including from workshops) and added these to our ideas page. These ideas are sorted by the three high-level themes, as well as the source (such as a workshop, online or formal written submission).

Letter from the OGP: regarding New Zealand’s shift to the 2022 cohort for our fourth National Action Plan

On 15 June 2021 we wrote to OGP to advise them of our intention to extend the development period for our next National Action Plan to mid-2022, joining the countries delivering Plans in 2022.

The reply to that letter, can be found here.

How can I have my say?

You can have your say by sending your suggestions to or

Open Government Partnership Team

Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission

PO Box 329

Wellington 6140

You can also follow the conversation on Twitter at @ogpnz, on Facebook and at the Te Kawa Mataaho’s LinkedIn page.

Publication of Submissions

We intend to publish all written submissions on this website.

Please note also that all submissions are subject to the Official Information Act 1982, and that your submission may therefore be the subject of a request.

If you do not want your submission to be made public, please state this clearly, together with your reasons, and whether your objection relates to your whole submission or to a part or parts of it. Any personal information you supply in the course of making your submission will be used by us only in relation to the matters covered in this discussion paper. Please clearly indicate in your submission if you do not want your name to be included in any summary of submissions that we publish.