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Project Description

About us
Why was Hello Politician created?

A report from stats.govt.nz measured voter turnout in the 2014 New Zealand General Election and political participation using data from the 2016 General Society Survey. It shows that:

With this in mind, Hello Politician was born. It was developed during the 2019 GovHack Hackathon, with a team of 8 awesome people, and lives on today at http://www.hellopolitician.com . All data was taken from publicly available resources listed below, and was not cherry picked to present a particular stance or position. Our goal is transparency for the public, not to push a political agenda.

Data Story

Waldo tells you about your politicians using data extracted from PDFs from the government.

Evidence of Work



Team DataSets

This team does not currently have any datasets.


Most Artistic use of data (outside the box)

Region: New Zealand


Innovate New Zealand

Region: New Zealand


Best Creative Use Of Technology

Region: New Zealand


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