This is an important dataset for New Zealand, and through a pilot project where they worked with several regional councils to make data for their regions freely available from the LINZ Data Service (https://data.linz.govt.nz/group/national-elevation/data/) for reuse. Your input and feedback has helped them to build a business case for greater investment in this data. Based on this, LINZ has decided to build on the momentum of their work so far and to fund this project for another two years.
Over this time, they’ll continue to work on coordinating capture of new LiDAR data at a consistent standard and make it available for reuse. They’ll also look for opportunities to partner with others on this, as well investigate options for how they can fund this work beyond those two years.