NZ - New Zealand - Auckland [Physical] - New Zealand

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GovHack is an annual open government data competition held across New Zealand and Australia. In 2020 it will be held on the weekend of 14th - 16th August. In 46 hours teams create project pages, proof of concepts, and a video that tells the story of how government data can be reused to address challenges to make out communities better places.

Join us at The University of Auckland where adult and youth competitors will be able to participate at one of the physical based events in New Zealand.

Hand sanitiser, antibacterial wipes, and cleaning supplies will be readily available throughout the duration of the event.

The competition will be launching beginning at 6.30pm NZST Friday 14 August with a New Zealand-wide livestream and the competition will officially be launched at 7.00pm NZST. After the livestream, join us and your fellow participants on the GovHack Slack. We will be using Slack and Zoom extensively throughout the weekend to engage with you and other participants. Specific connection information to the Zoom sessions will be distributed closer to the weekend.

GovHack is a free event to attend for all competitors.

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20 Symonds Street
Auckland CBD
Auckland 1010


The venue is wheelchair accessible through the main entrance ramp and is on one level.


While we highly recommend using public transport (parking is expensive), on Saturday and Sunday the Owen G Glenn Building has $6/day parking. Otherwise, try Princes Street parking which will be cheaper on Friday. Check the below link for more information:

Operating hours:

The venue will open on Friday night from 6pm for early arrivals and remain open until 10:30pm.
On Saturday, the venue will be open from 7:30am till 10:30pm
On Sunday, the venue will be open from 7:30am till 7:30pm

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