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After Christchurch, what now?

Paul Brislen. 18 March 2019, 8:19 am

Where to now for New Zealand and how do we learn from what has happend so we can build that New Zealand we thought we all lived in.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 15 March 2019, 12:23 pm
Update from ITPNZ

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

Great news - ITx is coming in 2019! The new ITx Rutherford conference is a more intimate gathering with full ITP and CITRENZ conferences under one roof. Come and join hundreds of others in Nelson in October, at the newest offshoot of the main ITx conference.

Also, ITP President Mike Dennehy and I are taking to the road in April - come say hi and hear what ITP's been up to.

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DNA law under review

Sarah Putt. 14 March 2019, 3:57 pm

New Zealand was among the first countries to pass laws governing the collection and use of DNA in criminal investigations. But, like pretty much all new technology, its application has evolved in leaps and bounds and regulatory oversight has not kept up with innovation.

The Law Commission spent 18 months reviewing the current law and practices and released a 367-page issues paper late last year, for which submissions close this month. The paper details just how powerful DNA technology is.

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Scams and fraud up in Q4 says CERT

Paul Brislen. 13 March 2019, 7:57 am

Kiwis are falling for online scams to the tune of $14 million last year, up from the year before, according to the government Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 08 March 2019, 3:59 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

ITP is all about developing our people. This week we look at a couple of initiatives in brief - the free and comprehensive advisory service …

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NZ never to rise above digital user: Govt report

Paul Brislen. 27 February 2019, 7:03 am

The New Zealand Productivity Commission has worked with its Australian counterpart to produce a report into the digital sector in both countries and how to develop it and to address any constraints th…

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Big changes to tertiary education: What, why, and impact on the IT industry

Paul Matthews. 15 February 2019, 1:57 pm

A massive shakeup of the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnic (ITP) space has been announced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins this week. 

But what are the underlying problems that led to th…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 15 February 2019, 1:00 pm

I made my eldest daughter cry this morning. I told her about the robot on Mars, Opportunity, and how it was finally out of juice.

Only I made the mistake of telling her as I heard it - via Jacob Ma…

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DIA seeks comment on new-look Marketplace

Techblog staff. 14 February 2019, 4:58 pm

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is seeking feedback on its new Marketplace model as it moves away from a traditional panel approach to tendering.

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Getting copyright right

Mandy Henk. 08 February 2019, 7:06 am

New Zealand's Copyright Act is set for a review and the government needs you. Input from the tech sector is vital if we're to build a set of rules that works in the digital era. Mandy Henk explains.

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NZ in 2040 - Callaghan Innovation's Challenge

Sarah Putt. 05 February 2019, 9:55 am

The eve of Waitangi Day is as good a time as any to ponder what the country will be like in 20 years' time - or more to the point, what we want it to be like. Callaghan Innovation sought the views of …

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