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Electricity Commission Centralised Dataset

Electricity Commission

The Electricity Commission is required to establish, maintain, and publish a Centralised Dataset (CDS) under Part F of the Electricity Governance Rules. The purpose of the Centralised Dataset is to support efficient planning processes by ensuring the collection and maintenance of historical information required to make decisions on transmission and transmission alternatives. The Centralised Dataset includes: Half – [...]

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Annual Residential and Commercial Electricity Price Survey

Ministry of Economic Development

Figures represent the average retail charge paid by the consumer and the component of that charge which can be attributed to lines company and transmission charges. It contains historical data back to 1984.

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Auckland Google Transit Feed

Other (Specify in description)

The Google Transit Feed fore Auckland lists all of the public transport information for Auckland. Make sure you read the license agreement before using this in your applications.    

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Authoritative Streets and Names (ASP)

Land Information New Zealand

LINZ maintains the Authoritative Streets and Places (ASP) database from which it generates the Index to Places and Streets publication. The database is authoritative for electoral purposes only. It is maintained on a daily basis so that the Index can be published at short notice.

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Bank disclosure information

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Information extracted from the Key Information Summaries disclosed by registered banks.

Unknown

Census of population and dwellings

Statistics New Zealand

The Census of Population and Dwellings provides a five-yearly snapshot of the New Zealand population at that time. Population information from the census includes counts of total population and usually resident population by characteristics like age, sex, ethnicity, and location. The census also collects information about where people live, producing counts of all dwellings, occupied and [...]

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Company Office Company, Director, Shareholder, Banned Directors & Manager Search

Ministry of Economic Development

The Companies Office provides access to the register via a SOAP API. There is no download of the entire Companies Office dataset but searches are available via the API. Searching and accessing the data is free however performing transactions against the database incurs a small fee. Company search (using current or previous name) Company details – FREE Former [...]

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Crown Minerals Technical Data

Ministry of Economic Development

On this site technical data refers to: Geophysical and geological survey data, Acquisition and activity reports Drillhole log data, Maps and plans, Samples, Data compilation. Free registration is required for download of mapping data.

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Daily and weekly average prices of crude oil, petrol and diesel

Ministry of Economic Development

These data sets show daily and weekly average prices of crude oil, petrol and diesel. Prices are weighted daily averages in nominal New Zealand cents per litre and take into account $US/$NZ exchange rate movements.

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Data Tables for Coal

Ministry of Economic Development

The following tables show the data collected for each quarter in relation to coal.

Crown Copyright

Data tables for Electricity

Ministry of Economic Development

The following tables show the data collected for each quarter in relation to electricity. Table 1: Net Electricity Generation by Fuel Type (GWh) Table 2: Net Electricity Generation by Fuel Type (PJ) Table 3: Estimated Generation by Fuel Type for 2007 (MWh) Table 4: Information on Current Generating Plants (10 MW or Greater) Table 5: Estimated Generating Capacity by Fuel [...]

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Data tables for Gas

Ministry of Economic Development

The following tables show the data collected for each quarter in relation to gas: Table 1: Total Gas Production by Field Table 2: Net Gas Production by Field Table 3: Gas Production (Gross PJ) Table 4: Gas Use (Gross PJ) Table 5: CNG Sales (Gross PJ) Table 6: Gas Consumption by the Residential Sector Table 7: Gas Consumption by the Commercial Sector Table [...]

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Data Tables for Oil

Ministry of Economic Development

This is a collection of 14 tables collected for each quarter in relation to oil in XLS and CSV formats.

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Data Tables for Renewables

Ministry of Economic Development

The following table shows the data collected for each quarter in relation to renewables. Table 1: Renewable Energy Supply and Consumption

Crown Copyright

Designated terrorist individuals and organisations

New Zealand Police

New Zealand is obligated under international law to give effect to United Nations resolutions against terrorism, including taking steps to prevent terrorist financing, recruiting or other forms of support. New Zealand is further obligated to apply these measures against specific entities listed by the United Nations Security Counsel as being associated with the Taleban or [...]

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DigitalNZ API

National Library of New Zealand Te Puna MÄ

The metadata available through DigitalNZ comes from content providers across the New Zealand cultural and heritage, broadcasting, education, and government sectors; as well as local community sources and individuals. Geospatial and commercial content is coming soon. Our goal is to uncover hidden or buried New Zealand content such as images, audio, video, interactives, and documents, and [...]

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Early Childhood Education Directory

Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education maintains addresses and other descriptive details of all New Zealand educational institutions. This list contains a download of the information for early childhood educational institutions. These files are updated on a monthly basis. As all address details are provided by the institutions, the Ministry gives no indemnity as to the correctness [...]

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Earthquake Hypocentres

Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS Science)

This allows the user to extract a file of earthquake hypocentre locations from the New Zealand region in CSV or IMS 1.0 format, or to plot them as a JPG image seismicity map. The search may be qualified by date, geographic location, focal depth, magnitude and/or solution quality.

Crown Copyright

Economic indicators

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Selected macro-economic data. Statistics New Zealand, New Zealand’s national statistical office, is the prime source of these series.

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Energy Use 2002-2005 Report tables

Statistics New Zealand

Energy is an essential element of any contemporary society and economy. Virtually all everyday activities and productive processes involve energy in one form or another. Internationally, economies are extremely reliant on energy, especially in the form of non-renewable oil-based fuels, such as petrol and diesel. Questions on where the available energy is being used, and how [...]

Crown Copyright

Exchange Rates

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Selected exchange rates. All wholesale market data are indicative market mid-rates collected at 11.10am from Reuters’ electronic wire services.

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Fire Incident Summary Data

New Zealand Fire Service Commission

Callouts for the Fire Service regions (North, Central, South) including times, durations, results, stations, and addresses. Data is presented in an HTML table for each of the past 7 days. The data supplied is an extract from the SMS fire incident reporting system maintained by the New Zealand Fire Service. It is not complete statistical data [...]

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Fiscal Time Series – Historical Fiscal Indicators 1972-2008

The Treasury

The spreadsheet available here contains historical fiscal data, including debt, fiscal balance, tax and spending since 1972. An explanation of each series can be found in the Series Description sheet. Summary of Data Data covers the years 1972 to 2008. We have not attempted to reconcile and backdate for changes in accounting policies and users should be aware [...]

Crown Copyright

Geological Maps of New Zealand (QMAP)

Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS Science)

Started in late 1994, the first map Dunedin was published in 1996 and since that time maps have been completed at a rate of between one and two per year. This Crown-funded programme will produce complete national coverage of New Zealand ’s geology in 21 maps. A GIS (Geographic Information System) has been used [...]

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Government finance and securities

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

A collection of survey results on Government securities: ownership, maturity structure, sales and turnover.

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Hydro Lake Level Data

Electricity Commission

OPUS International has prepared a report “Lake level history” for the Commission which provides a brief history of the fluctuations in the levels of the major lakes used for hydropower generation in New Zealand. The lakes covered are Ohau, Tekapo, Pukaki, Te Anau, Manapouri, Hawea, Wanaka, Wakatipu, Taupo and Waikaremoana. The report describes the recording [...]

Crown Copyright

Insolvency and Trustee Service

Ministry of Economic Development

The Insolvency and Trustee Service (ITS) is pleased to announce the introduction of its new web service. This free web service allows direct access to ITS records, including: individuals in a: personal bankruptcy, No Asset Procedure, or Summary Instalment Order, and to companies in liquidation where the Official Assignee is the liquidator.

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Intellectual Property Office Register Search

Ministry of Economic Development

The Intellectual Property Office provides access to the register via a SOAP API. There is no download of the entire Intellectual Property Office dataset but searches are available via the API. Searching and accessing the data is free however performing transactions against the database incurs a fee. Search services IPONZ database searches – FREE Trade mark search Patent search Design [...]

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Interest Rates

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Selected wholesale and retail interest rates. Wholesale market data are indicative market mid-rates collected at 11.10am from Reuters’ electronic wire services. Selected retail interest rates are reported as at the last working day of the month

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International position

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Selected tables providing information on New Zealand’s external position, including international reserves and foreign currency liquidity, selected account positions at the IMF and the liabilities owed by New Zealand residents to non-residents arising from the acquisition of foreign financial resources and/or goods and services.

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International position

Selected tables providing information on New Zealand’s external position, including international reserves and foreign currency liquidity, selected account positions at the IMF and the liabilities owed by New Zealand residents to non-residents arising from the acquisition of foreign financial resources and/or goods and services.

Land Cover Database

Ministry for the Environment

The New Zealand Land Cover Database (LCDB) is digital map of the land surface of the country. It is created by grouping together similar classes which can be identified in satellite images. Being digital, it can be used to make a number of different maps. As a map, it can be combined with other geographic [...]

Creative Commons

Landonline Bulk Data Extract

Land Information New Zealand

Landonline integrates New Zealand’s geodetic, cadastral, and land titles data. LINZ makes Landonline data available as the Landonline Bulk Data Extract. The BDE is supplied in a specialised format.  The data is available in common GIS formats from a third-party suppliers.

Crown Copyright

List of Electricity Generation Projects

Electricity Commission

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the status of in-development and proposed generation projects.

Crown Copyright

Long-term data series (Treasury)

Statistics New Zealand

The long-term data series have been collected together by staff at Treasury to provide a general reference source of information on demographic, social and economic trends in New Zealand. The series cover varying periods of time between 1840 and 2004. They are made available as downloadable Excel spreadsheets (Excel 2002 format), and each file contains one data worksheet and [...]

Crown Copyright

Manukau City Food Premises

Manukau City Council

Name, address and grading of premises selling food in Manukau City. The data is in PDF format which makes it a bit hard to read via scripts but it is there.

No license

Market Rent

Department of Building and Housing

Market rent is described (in the Residential Tenancies Act) as what a willing landlord might reasonably expect to receive, and a willing tenant might reasonably expect to pay for the tenancy, in comparison with rent levels for similar properties in similar areas. We take information from bonds received within the last 6 months to provide an [...]

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Metlink Google Transit Feed

Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington - The Regional Council)

Metlink (Wellington’s Transport Agency) publishes the schedule in Google Transit Format. The information contained within the Google Transit Feed (GTF) has been compiled in good faith from sources that are believed to be reliable.  However, users of the GTF are advised that unless required by law, Greater Wellington does not accept any responsibility or liability for [...]

No license

Ministry of Fisheries Science Research Documents

Ministry of Fisheries

This site contains documents relating to Ministry of Fisheries funded research from 1988 to the current date. The data on the site is in HTML but this should be available in a machine readable format by asking the Ministry.

Crown Copyright

Money, credit & financial statistics

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

A collection of survey information on selected New Zealand financial institutions.

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Monthly Economic Indicators

The Treasury

The Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) publication is a stock-take of economic data releases. The MEI is prepared by the Forecasting and Monitoring team in the Macroeconomic group at the Treasury. The MEI includes a commentary on the major data releases over the previous month and an annex with more detailed charts and source data. The MEI will [...]

Crown Copyright

Motor Vehicle Registration Statistics

New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency produces a wide range of statistics on motor vehicles registered in New Zealand, including information on makes, models, vehicle types, domiciles, weights, cc ratings, motive power and many other categories. From the Website: “Our information analysts can also provide more up-to-date, specific data on a monthly basis. A fee of $56.25 (inc GST) [...]

Crown Copyright

National Broadband Map

State Services Commission

The National Broadband Map exists to comprehensively map New Zealand’s Broadband landscape and provide information and tools to aid in demand aggregation and infrastructure planning. The National Broadband Map can be accessed and consumed in a number of ways from the visual representation of Broadband supply and demand to raw access to the underlying data.

Crown Copyright

National Climate Database

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited

CliFlo is the web system that provides access to New Zealand’s National Climate Database.  The climate database holds data from about 6500 climate stations which have been operating for various periods since the earliest observations were made in the year 1850. The database continues to receive data from over 600 stations that are currently operating.CliFlo returns [...]

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National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank

Landcare Research New Zealand Limited

The National Vegetation Survey Databank (NVS) is a physical archive and computer databank containing records from approximately 77,000 vegetation survey plots–including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS provides a unique record, spanning more than 50 years, of indigenous and exotic plants in New Zealand’s terrestrial ecosystems, from Northland to Stewart Island and the Kermadec [...]

Crown Copyright

New Zealand Book Covers

National Library of New Zealand Te Puna MÄ

A collection of book covers are accessible via an API. The PublicationsNZ Book Cover Image Service currently provides access to thousands of book cover images for New Zealand publications. The service is intended for New Zealand’s libraries to help them promote the New Zealand publications in their collections. Libraries and organisations situated outside of New [...]

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New Zealand Coastline

Other (Specify in description)

The New Zealand coastline. Provided in shapefile format (NZMG, NZTM and WGS84) from the New Zealand ESRI Users Group. Free download, no mention of licence is provided.

Unknown

New Zealand Debt Management Office Data

The Treasury

Data relating to Kiwi Bond interest rates, Treasury Bill and Government Bond tender results.

Crown Copyright

New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names

Land Information New Zealand

The New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names (the Gazetteer) is published by the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB). The Gazetteer contains all official names for features within the NZGB’s jurisdiction. The Gazetteer includes the following information for each official name: official name gazette or statutory reference type of feature or place [...]

Crown Copyright

New Zealand Map Grid (NZMG) Non Geo-referenced Orthophotos

Land Information New Zealand

Digital orthophotos, derived from aerial photography, show terrain at a constant scale. Image displacements caused by camera tilt and terrain relief are corrected. LINZ publishes orthophotos of New Zealand from its archive. The New Zealand orthophotos shown are historical and no further orthophotos of New Zealand will be published. The NZMG projection has been superceded [...]

Crown Copyright