For some New Zealanders, the cost of mobile data can be a barrier to accessing essential health and wellbeing information and digital health services. Those who cannot access information and services often have the highest needs.

Zero Data removes this barrier by providing free access to government websites accessed through the website for anyone using the Spark, Skinny, Vodafone, 2degrees, Warehouse Mobile, Slingshot or Orcon mobile networks.

The purpose of Zero Data is to ensure all New Zealanders can access essential information and digital services.

If your mobile device is connected to a participating network, none of the mobile data you use when you visit websites through Zero Data will count against your data cap or incur any charges. All data usage will be charged back to the government agencies that sponsor the websites you visit.

To get free access from your mobile to the websites listed on Zero Data – you don’t need data but you do need it turned on. You’ll know you’re on Zero Data when you see a green ribbon across the top of the website.

Zero Data brings all New Zealand’s sponsored websites together in one place and makes it easy for you to know exactly when you’re using Zero Data. The range of information and services available through the homepage will increase over time as more government agencies get involved.  

Currently, you can access Te Whatu Ora, Ministry of Social Development, ACC. Kainga Ora, Ministry of Justice, and Ministry of Education.

To find out more