Open Voices

We aim to make New Zealand democracy more transparent. Transcripts of parliamentary speeches (known as Hansard) are available at, but it we've demonstrated a number of improvements:

  • machine-readable list of MPs in international Popolo format
  • scrape Hansard HTML and transform to Akoma Ntoso XML
  • Run a MySociety SayIt instance to present speeches and make them searchable
  • expose an API for speakers and speeches 
  • search provided by powerful Elastic Search 
Video URL (YouTube/Vimeo)