is your guide to information and tools to support digital transformation across government.

Generative AI in the Public Service

Joint interim guidance from data, digital, procurement, privacy and cyber security System Leaders on responsible and trustworthy use of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) across the New Zealand Public Service.

  • Information sharing — guidance

    The Government Chief Privacy Officer has published guidance on sharing information responsibly and legally.

  • NZ Government Cloud Services

    Promoting the use of cloud services within the public service to help advance our digital economy.

  • Save the date — GDAF

    The Government Digital Accessibility Forum (GDAF) will feature speakers sharing about making digital information and services more accessible across NZ's public service.

  • Public-sector privacy course

    Gain knowledge and confidence to collect, use and share people’s information in a respectful, trusted and transparent way with this 6-week micro-credential.

Spotlight on cloud services

The New Zealand government has a Cloud First policy. Find out how government agencies can adopt public cloud services.

Digital government

  • Strategy for a Digital Public Service

    The Strategy for a Digital Public Service sets the direction to modernise and transform the public service, putting citizens and businesses at the centre of government services.

  • International partnerships

    The New Zealand government works with other governments to promote best-practice development of digital technologies. It promotes transparency and accountability and has signed international charters.

  • Mana Ōrite Relationship Agreement

    On 22 June 2021, the Data Iwi Leaders Group (Data ILG) and Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs signed the Mana Ōrite Relationship Agreement.

  • Government system leads

    The Public Service Commissioner appoints system leads to develop and improve specific subject areas of government.

Standards and guidance

  • NZ Government Web Standards

    Effective 01 July 2019, there are 2 web standards that Government organisations need to meet, the Web Accessibility Standard and the Web Usability Standard.

  • Plain language

    The Plain Language Act 2022 requires all public service agencies and crown agents to use plain language. For everyone else, plain language is not required but is highly recommended for readability.

  • Information sharing agreements

    Document your sharing activites and legal authority for sharing in an agreement.

  • Training and clinics for identification management

    Training and clinics help build capability in identification management practice, which includes understanding and applying the Identification Standards.

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