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

Artificial intelligence (AI)

survey of AI use in the public service and interim Generative AI guidance.

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.