About this innovation site

We want to share with you our latest experiments with new ideas, products, and services. We need your feedback about our initiatives to find out what works for you. Sometimes it will be just what you wanted, but sometimes we’ll be on the wrong track – so tell us what you like and don't like. If what we do triggers ideas, share them with us. Together we can make things better.

This website is one way Statistics NZ will keep you up to date as we explore new ideas and develop, test, and refine our products and services. We’ll regularly share the initiatives we’re working on so you can try them out and give us your feedback.

Giving us feedback

Each initiative has a feedback form. Click on the button and fill in the form. You don’t have to include your name or email, but it’s really helpful to us to know which sector you identify with. We’ll keep your personal details secure and we won’t share them with other parties.

We’ll also improve the innovation site itself based on feedback, so let us know what you think by clicking on the Feedback link at the top right.

You can also provide feedback by commenting on our blog posts. We aim to publish all comments, whether positive or negative. However, we’ll remove any inappropriate comments.


The initiatives on this site are experimental. The data used here is not necessarily the latest available, and may be inaccurate. Please check the data quality statements in the initiative descriptions for more information. Site users are responsible for their own use of material on this website and may choose to undertake their own due diligence or risk analysis. 

Blogs published on the site represent the views of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Statistics NZ.

Links to external websites

This website contains links to other websites that are external to Statistics NZ. We take reasonable care in linking websites, but have no direct control over the content of the linked sites, nor the changes that may occur to the content on those sites.

Security of the website

We apply a range of security controls to protect our website from unauthorised access and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of information under our control. However, the World Wide Web is an insecure public network, carrying a potential risk that your transactions are being viewed, intercepted, or modified by third parties, or that files which you download may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms, or other devices or defects.

Please take precautions to ensure that whatever you select from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage your computer system, software, or data.

Privacy of information

We collect information when you visit our website to help us monitor website usage, display website content for your device, and identify ways we can enhance our website.

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis tool, to monitor and report on the performance of our website. We combine the information in a way that doesn’t identify individual visitors and use it to help us improve our site. The information is stored in a Google server. Only authorised staff within our agency can access the information. They are bound by a strict privacy policy. Google Analytics also operates within a privacy policy.

We use cookies to hold information about whether you access our website with a mobile device or not. These cookies do not store any personal information. If you prefer not to use cookies, you can still use our website. Check the help instructions in your web browser to find out how to disable cookies.

If you provide any personal details with your feedback we will keep this information secure and we won’t share it with other parties.

Copyright and terms of use


Crown copyright ©. All data and other material produced by Statistics NZ constitutes Crown copyright administered by Statistics NZ. Unless otherwise specified, content produced by us is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. Additional conditions may apply for some initiatives on this website, and these will be part of the description for those initiatives.

Except for any photographic image, or any content with a specific copyright statement, you are free to copy, distribute, and adapt the work, as long as you attribute the work to Statistics NZ and abide by the other licence terms. Use the wording ‘Statistics New Zealand’ in your attribution, not the Statistics NZ logo.

If you have any questions about the terms of use of this website, contact info@stats.govt.nz or an information consultant on 0508 525 525 (toll-free).