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On this page you will find resources, papers, videos and media. This includes videos discussing some of our kaupapa, and introductory videos about Te Whata, our data platform.


Māori Data Governance Model

26 May 2023

This report describes the Māori Data Governance Model that has been designed by Māori data experts for use across the Aotearoa New Zealand public service. Māori data is a taonga that
requires culturally grounded models of protection and care. The Model provides guidance for the system-wide governance of Māori data, consistent with the Government’s responsibilities
under te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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Māori data sovereignty and offshoring Māori data

27 July 2022

Government agencies in Aotearoa New Zealand are increasingly offshoring their data, citing greater security and reduced cost as key factors.

As the government accelerates its digital transformation strategy across the public service, Māori data sovereignty requirements must be central to decision making, particularly with regard to offshoring and procurement. 

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Iwi Data Needs Paper

12 March 2021

This paper articulates a clear view of the respective needs and uses of iwi data.

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New report highlights way forward with Māori data governance

Media release, 26 May 2023

The first steps towards iwi-Māori having greater control, sovereignty and outcomes from iwi-Māori data were taken in Rotorua today with the release of the Māori Data Governance Model.

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Māori data experts challenge Government moves to offshore New Zealand data

Media release, 27 July 2022

Data Iwi Leaders Group have challenged Government as it increasingly offshores New Zealand data, saying there are long-term benefits to investing in local data infrastructure instead.

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Population understimation may have had flow-on impact

Media release, 13 April 2022

A statement about Data ILGs disappointment in Stats NZ’s findings about the 2013 Māori population underestimation.

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