The Waikato Councils supported by Waikato LASS (Local Authority Shared Services) have now launched the Waikato Data Portal as a public platform to share our data.
We believe that knowledge is power and that by working together to make our data free and open it will promote progress, unlock innovation, and by its creative use, result in economic value for our region.
The Waikato Data Portal will allow external agencies and members of the public easy access to council’s open datasets which can be searched, reviewed and downloaded in a variety of formats.
Growing open data that is useful and benefits the community over time will be a collaborative process and the data provided on this site will be constantly evolving as each Council continues to update, add and improve the information available.
We encourage users to engage with us and provide feedback to help shape the data that available to you. Visit the Waikato LASS(external link) homepage to find our contact information and interact with us.
A public information session for the Hamilton area will be held on Thursday 11 April at 10:30am to 11:30am at the Waikato Regional Council, Council Chambers, 401 Grey Street, Hamilton East. Please RSVP via this email link if you would like to attend.
The work within the Waikato aligns to the Open Government Data Programme which is a cross government programme, making government data available for reuse. There is a wealth of background information about open data and the programme available from the data.govt.nz/open-data(external link) website.
Later this year we anticipate that the data from our portal will also be available from data.govt.nz(external link) alongside other national government datasets. Our site will continue to operate and be available as the first port of call for local government data and contacts in the Waikato.
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