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Online voting delayed
Online voting will have to wait for at least another three years, after a trial planned for local elections next year was scrapped by Local Government NZ. The nine councils that formed a working group to deliver online voting are now looking to the 2022 local elections, according to reports in Stuff and Radio NZ this week.
But even the next electoral cycle may be too soon for online voting.
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Copyright Act finally under review
The Coalition Government has announced a review of the Copyright Act 1994, and has released an issues paper as the opening salvo in what has the potential to be a vigorous and contentious public debate. The last time the Act was revisited, in 2011, it resulted in the controversial "three strikes law".
GCSB says no to Huawei in Spark's 5G network
In a surprise decision, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has turned down Spark's application to use Chinese equipment maker Huawei in its 5G mobile network deployment.
This is a test
The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has conducted its annual test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system.
Microsoft faces privacy challenge in Europe
Dutch investigators are warning Microsoft the company could face mega-fines as it copes with the newly implemented General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which came into effect earlier this year.
$40m top up for rural broadband
The Coalition Government has dipped into its $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to invest $40 million in rural connectivity. The funding will be used to expand the Rural Broadband Initiative Phas…
Future of Work - update
With the latest labour market statistics showing that the unemployment rate has fallen to 3.9%, you might wonder why anyone with bother with a Future of Work Forum, but the Labour Government seems det…
Stats NZ seeks public input in legislation refresh
Generation X was making its first baby steps into the world, and Generations Y and Z had not even been thought of, when the Statistics Act 1975 came into being. But for 40 years the country's data has…
Telcos ranked to pay for rural levy
In the tech sector the TIN Report ranks companies in terms of revenue and celebrates their success, with many of those featured using the acknowledgement to attract Government assistance. In the telco…
Govt trials AI for multi-agency interactions
Navigating their way through multiple government agencies can be tough going for many businesses, so the Government is trialling an AI tool designed to make it easier.
The Ministry of Business, Inn…