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Snapshot of our internet usage – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on April 14th, 2016.

Online privacy concerns and inequality in internet access are highlighted in the latest New Zealand data from the World Internet Project.  The latest two yearly survey from the Project, released today, quizzed almost 1400 New Zealanders on their online habits and views. The survey is carried out by AUT researchers at the Institute of Culture, […]

STEM skills vital to NZ’s future – Steven Joyce

John Kerr posted in on February 1st, 2016.

Writing in the Dominion Post, Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce lays out the case for a skilled workforce – especially in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) sector. An excerpt (read in full here): Getting people with more skills vital to our future Beyond the current fog of misinformation around about trade deals […]

PODCAST: Cunliffe unveils revamped digital strategy

Peter Griffin posted in on August 28th, 2008.

As the election nears and National’s $1.5 billion broadband plan is touted by John Key as the best enabler of the digital economy in New Zealand, the Government has unveiled its revised digital strategy for the country out to 2015. In this podcast of this morning’s Beehive press conference, Cunliffe explains why he thinks Labour’s […]

PODCAST: Building the fat pipes – what it means for the economy

Peter Griffin posted in on August 13th, 2008.

Ahead of the release of the revised Digital Strategy later this month, David Cunliffe explores how the New Zealand economy as a whole will benefit from investment in ICT infrastructure at the Digital Future Now forum. Some excerpts: “If we embrace ICT and lose the great Kiwi knocking machine, we’ll continue to be worldclass.” “No […]

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