Government finally releases Open Weather Data review after public pressure from WeatherWatch | WeatherWatch.co.nz
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"After tremendous public pressure from WeatherWatch.co.nz the new Government has today finally announced the results of the weather data review, which was completed nearly a full year ago but not released to the public due to the election/political reasons.
WeatherWatch.co.nz is immensely satisfied with the very detailed report prepared by PWC New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) which appears to completely agree with the many issues we have been raising for a decade.
"This report validates, vindicates and shows true value to everything we have said publicly about how Government Agencies MetService and NIWA unfairly commercialise tax funded data for their own commercial gains. The report says no other country does it this way" says WeatherWatch.co.nz head forecaster Philip Duncan. "Finally an official Government report fully understands and details what we have been saying for a decade - this is tremendous support to our campaign to free up data like the rest of the western world"...."