The timeframe for when New Zealand will finalise its second national action plan for 2016-18 is being extended to allow time for wider engagement with New Zealanders and civil society organisations.

Feedback from the Independent Review carried out by the Open Government Partnership, available on the OGP website at http://www.opengovpartnership.org/country/new-zealand/irm, tells us that our engagement needs to be more inclusive.

To allow time to do that we will not be submitting our second action plan by the time it is normally due on 30 June 2016. The plan will be developed over a number of months and published by the end of October 2016.

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