Te koke ki tētahi Rautaki Matihiko mō Aotearoa
Towards a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa

The New Zealand government is developing a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa.

The Strategy will set out the goals, priorities and activities for the next 2 to 5 years, along with longer term results (out to 2031 and beyond). We are committed to continuing to engage and progress direction.

How we keep pace with changes in digital technologies and how they are used in our economy and across our communities will have a strong impact on Aotearoa New Zealand’s future prosperity.

A discussion document was made available for public submissions during October and November 2021. It was built around 3 key themes that could form the structure for the Digital Strategy: Mahi Tika — Trust, Mahi Tahi — Inclusion, Mahi Ake — Growth.

We also proposed to focus each theme on achieving a vision of:

Te whakaāhei i te puāwaitanga me te taurikura o te katoa o Aotearoa i roto i te ao matihiko.

Enabling all of Aotearoa New Zealand to flourish and prosper in a digital world.

What we heard — Summary of Public Engagement

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the kōrero on the discussion document “Towards a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa” in October and November 2021.

It was fantastic to hear from hundreds of New Zealanders across the country who:

  • attended virtual hui,
  • made written submissions by email and post, and
  • added their ideas and comments to the online challenges that can be found at the bottom of this page.

A huge number of ideas were received through the engagement process, and these have been pulled together and summarised.

You can read the Summary of Public Engagement and find out what New Zealanders have been telling us at www.Digital.govt.nz/Aotearoa.

Next steps

The input and feedback are now being considered by a cross-agency team and will be used to help inform the development of a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa.

The cross-agency team comprises representation from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Department of Internal Affairs, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Stats NZ.

The intention is to publish the Digital Strategy for Aotearoa during 2022.

You can sign up for important updates or let us know if you have any further queries by emailing us at digitalaotearoa@dia.govt.nz.