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Participation

While New Zealand is a representative democracy, we elect people to make collective decisions on our behalf. New Zealanders need to:

  • understand what government means and does 
  • how it works and
  • can have their say and influence things that matter to them.

See what people are saying about participation here

How can I have my say?

If you have a suggestion for a Commitment describe:

  • what the idea is 
  • what opportunity it responds to or problem it addresses.

You can have your say by sending your suggestions to  ogpnz@ssc.govt.nz  or 

Open Government Partnership Team

State Services Commission

PO Box 329

Wellington 6140 

We will also be holding workshops around the country. Details of public workshops and registration details will be published here

You can also follow the conversation on Twitter at  @ogpnz, on  Facebook and at the State Services Commission’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.