Open Government Partnership (OGP) Articles

Racing Reform Bill 2019, Submission from Transparency International New Zealand.

4 June 2019

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Is the process transparent?

TINZ has learned that the Racing Reform Bill is on a fast track for approval by July 31, 2019 including an extremely short 5 day submission window.

We are concerned that the overall timetable for the passage of this legislation is inconsistent with the Government’s Open Government Partnership commitments and in its general practice of Parliamentary processes.

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Access to Secondary Legislation

7 May 2019

Julie Haggie

CEO, Transparency International New Zealand

At a forum on government procurement held in April, I learned more about the following project run by the Parliamentary Counsel Office (PCO) called “Access to Secondary Legislation”.

The Government has agreed (as part of its Open Government Partnership – OGP) to include secondary legislation on the New Zealand Legislation website.

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5 April 2019

Wanted: OGP Expert Advisory Panel Members

The State Services Commission (SSC) is looking for nominations for people to fill two roles on New Zealand’s Open Government Partnership Expert Advisory Panel (EAP).

Please think about applying and forward this information to your networks and people you think might be interested.

The EAP supports SSC in its leadership role to deliver New Zealand ’s commitments under the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

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OGP: reporting progress

14 March 2019

New Zealand has now prepared three Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (NAP)s since the government’s initial commitment to this international initiative in 2014. We are one of approx 100 countries that prepare two-yearly NAPs, each of which is independently reviewed and internationally reported on. 

Within each country, the OGP aims to bring together government, civil society,

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Independent review of Open Government National Plan 2016-2018

26 February 2019

David Dunsheath

David Dunsheath

TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for Open Government

Transparency Times Newsletter Co-editor

New Zealand’s second Open Government Partnership National Action Plan (OGP-NAP) 2016-2018, was completed mid last year. It is superseded by the third OGP-NAP 2018-20. The second plan was subject to a government-independent, End-of-Term Review through OGP’s Independent Review Mechanism (IRM).

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Third OGP Plan readied for publication

14 December 2018

David Dunsheath

TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for Open Government

Transparency Times Newsletter Co-editor

3rd National Action Plan (2018-2020)

New Zealand’s third Open Government Partnership National Action Plan (OGP-NAP3) 2018-2020 was recently issued to the OGP International Secretariat for publication.

It contains twelve Commitments within three OGP Values.

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Anne Gilbert

Forums explore Well-being and Open Government

14 December 2018

Anne Gilbert

Open Government – Do we hear the people sing?

Open government is built on transparency, participation and accountability- it’s a cornerstone of good government, supporting New Zealanders to have their say on what matters to them.  

The theme of the October Leaders Integrity Forum was Open Government and effectively listening to the people. Andrew Kibblewhite, Chief Executive,

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Submission regarding OGP-NAP2 Plan 2016-2018 End-term self-assessment

13 December 2018

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TINZ Submission in response to the draft ‘Open Government Partnership New Zealand National Action Plan 2016-2018 (OGP-NAP2) End-term self-assessment’ report (Draft October 2018).

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OGP third NAP submission

17 October 2018

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Transparency International New Zealand’s submission regarding New Zealand’s third Open Government National Action Plan. The primary message is that more work needs to be done to attract broader civic engagement in the process.

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Helen Clark: International OGP Ambassador

5 October 2018

David Dunsheath

David Dunsheath

TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for Open Government

Transparency Times Newsletter Co-editor

The Rt Hon Helen Clark is one of six international Open Government Partnership (OGP) Ambassadors for the Washington-based OGP not-for-profit movement launched in 2011.

OGP Ambassadors are senior figures charged with raising the partnerships profile, protecting OGP credibility and promoting its sustainability.

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