National Laws 65% open

New Zealand

What data is expected?

This data category requires all national laws and statutes to be available online, although it is not a requirement that information on legislative behaviour e.g. voting records is available.

  • Content of the law / status
  • Date of last amendment
  • Amendments to the law (if applicable)

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format HTML PDF
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps Searched for "New Zealand laws", this site was the first result. Searched for "data set of all New Zealand laws", was directed to and then a URL to the XML feed.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Parliamentary Counsel Office
characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable)
location - New Zealand Legislation, - New Zealand Legislation on New Zealand Open Data Catalogue

The submission fulfills all data characteristics. The submitter initially stated that the data is available in XML, however I was only able to confirm access to data in PDF and HTML. I also changed the submission to state that bulk download of the data is not available. The submitter had provided this link: Access, however the XML feed does not indicate the content of the law, but links to the PDF documents.

Meta data

Data location - New Zealand Legislation - New Zealand Legislation on New Zealand Open Data Catalogue
Data licence
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Sun Jan 22 2017 22:44:37 GMT+0000 (UTC)