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He Hui Tatauranga Aotearoa

Hui Tatauranga – unleashing the power of data for good

On 10 December 2015, Statistics NZ and the Treasury co-hosted a hui with around 100 representatives from iwi/Māori, Pasifika, and non-government organisations (NGOs). See:

Presentations and workshops

The hui included the following presentations and workshops:

  • opening address by the Minister of Finance, which accompanied the Treasury presentation on the recently released youth at-risk data (see ‘Available files’ on this page)
  • panel presentations on data use in their operations – presented by a mix of iwi/Māori, Pasifika, NGO, and government agencies (see ‘Available files’ on this page)
  • workshop sessions with attendees on data opportunities, need, barriers, and priority actions for Statistics NZ
  • a data insights showcase of Statistics NZ’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) prototype tool – mapping risk factors that inform social investment
  • promotion of Statistics NZ’s data service prototype
  • presentation of Statistics NZ’s current and future plans to enable data access and use – for iwi/Māori, Pasifika, and NGOs (see ‘Available files’ on this page). Note that this has been updated to reflect feedback from the hui.

The hui provided a wealth of insights and connections that will be useful to support the delivery of Statistics NZ’s ambitious plan to unleash data for these key stakeholders. It also outlined an intention to deliver the plan in partnership with iwi/Māori, Pasifika, and NGOs.

Image, He Hui Tatauranga Aotearoa.

Key themes from the day

We captured all the ideas and insights shared at the hui. This provides rich input for enhancing our planning.

The priorities identified by participants are clustered into seven priority areas, which we will integrate into our plans.

  1. Partnership – Build enduring relationships and trust through shared designing, leading, and decision-making.
  2. Pilot projects – Work on real-world issues in partnership with iwi/Māori, Pasifika, and NGOs, and use the lessons learnt to develop relevant and innovative services and products.
  3. One-stop-shop and easy access to data – Get information out about what data is available and how to use it, and improve online channels and tools, so it’s easier to find and use data from Statistics NZ and other agencies.
  4. Pasifika Strategy – Develop a Pasifika ‘data and statistical strategy’ in partnership with Pasifika leaders.
  5. Capability and capacity – Boost data capability through options such as: guidance, access to analysts, training courses, workforce development, apps, internships, and connections with others.
  6. Relevant data for iwi/Māori, Pasifika, and NGOs – Gather and share relevant data that gives a full picture for communities. This includes sharing strengths and what works within those communities, and to provide data by iwi, Pacific communities, and relevant geographies.
  7. Trust – Enable safety for all data users, through safe sharing, trusted processes, and support for capability.

Image, He Hui Tatauranga Aotearoa.

Next steps

At Statistics NZ, our next steps include:

  • update the data delivery plan to reflect feedback from the hui. See ‘Available files’ on this page for the updated plan 
  • work with Treasury to refine the IDI prototype tool for public release in February 2016, and continue to improve and expand it in 2016
  • make information accessible to attendees and interested parties, including up-to-date information on our website about the initiatives we are working in partnership on.  
  • identify partners and initiate pilot projects with iwi/Māori, Pasifika, and NGOs. See Pilot partnership projects: Call for expressions of interest.

We also intend to take a roadshow around New Zealand, engaging with iwi/Māori, Pasifika, and NGOs within their own regions. We will do this in partnership with other government agencies and anticipate beginning in February 2016.

More information

See Partnerships with iwi/Māori, Pasifika, and NGOs for updates on our work.

See enabling Māori Development – Joining the Government Data Dots for information about the first Better use of data hui held on 24 September 2015. 

Do you have questions about our mahi with iwi/Māori, Pasifika, and NGOs, or have a great idea for a project?

Email: Evelyn Wareham, General Manager – Customer Support and Development

Page updated 3 February 2015

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