Wednesday, October 23, 2013

NZ Data at Wiki New Zealand

Came across this site the other day - Wiki New Zealand 

Didn't know it existed. Don't know how long its been around for. It's short and to the point - it houses data (and graphs) of stuff about NZ.

According to the site
"Wiki New Zealand was born on a picnic blanket, the product of a simple realisation: informed decisions are good decisions. To get the best outcomes for our communities, our country and our world, it is important to make decisions that advance ourselves. And while good is subjective, informed is not. To make informed decisions requires clear, digestible and unbiased information. This is Wiki New Zealand."

 A quick look shows all manner of interesting information ... being  a teacher I zeroed in on some that I thought might be of value to me ...

And this one too! Must drag this one out at the next review!!

I like the stated simplicity of the aims of the site - these next few lines grabbed from their site.

Building knowledge enables informed decisions, which leads to better outcomes. Data alone does not build knowledge, but it is a crucial component. Wiki New Zealand brings data together in one place and in accessible formats. Topics are presented from multiple angles, wider contexts and over time. Presenting this data in similar forms invites users to compare, contrast and interpret it easily and without bias.

Wiki New Zealand won’t tell you what to think. Its job is to present data on a wide range of subjects relevant to New Zealanders. Your job is to draw your own conclusions, develop your own opinions and make your decisions.

Wiki New Zealand is not entirely impartial. It is proud to have one agenda. Know your country.

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