Getting the public involved in government decision making is the best way to get policies and services that can be implemented, and that work. It has amazing side benefits including building communities where people know each other and help out. DIA, SSC and DPMC are investigating people’s experiences participating with government in order to provide the best help to government agencies so they can support participatory democracy. Continue reading Reimagining participatory democracy – a review of the Government Online Engagement Service
Author: Victoria Wray
Check out our updated list of New Zealand government websites. Let us know if we’re missing any! Continue reading What’s in the government web domain?
Come along and workshop how government can best structure and manage the government web domain. Help make sure we can create a strategy that makes government websites easy for people to use, and easy for government to deliver and manage. Continue reading Government web domain: let’s fix it
Govt.nz wants to make doing things with government easier. Is that something you’re keen on? If so, have a look at our draft vision and goals and let us know what you think. Continue reading Vision & goals for Govt.nz — give us your feedback
Govt.nz has released a cross-government consultations and engagements listing to make easier to see what both central and local government wants feedback on. Continue reading Making it easier to have your say
What next for Govt.nz after A/B homepage testing? Well, we’ve been working with Massey University’s Open Lab to get fresh thinking on our design and structure. They’ve come up with some great ideas to help address our bounce rate issues. Continue reading First impressions: tackling the homepage bounce rate
No shiny trophy for us this year, but it was great to be a finalist again in the WriteMark Plain English Awards. It doesn’t matter that didn’t win because it’s not about us. It’s about the people who use our site, who have to navigate their way through the multitude of government sites. Continue reading Plain English Awards – close, but no cigar
How I got inspired by openness and bravery at Tom Loosemore’s Webstock workshop. Continue reading Be open. Be brave.
The UK is taking their government web from 300+ sites down to a single domain. Watch Neil William’s describe his reactions from fear and resistance to being an active part of the change and disruption. Continue reading Digital government revolution in the UK: get inspired
What have Sherlock Holmes and the Beta newzealand.govt.nz site got in common? Not pipe smoking and houndstooth, but evidence based decision making. We’ve been sourcing data about what users want from government so we can make sure we are targeting the most in-demand services and fixing the broken bits for Beta launch. Continue reading Channelling Sherlock Holmes