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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 14 February 2020, 2:30 pm
Update from ITPNZ

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

This week we're very sad to report that ITP Past President, Honorary Fellow and genuinely good person Prof Philip Sallis has passed away. There'll be a service to celebrate his life next Tuesday in Auckland.

Also, an update on our work around Workforce Development Councils as part of the wide Review of Vocational Education, and a refresher on the Maker's Schedule to think about heading into the weekend.

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Govt plans legislation following Christchurch Call

Sarah Putt. 13 February 2020, 6:00 am

The Government intends to toughen laws to counter the spread of violent extremist content online. Cabinet papers, proactively released, outline proposals which include takedown notices and provisions to implement web-filtering for objectionable content.

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Inaugural Chief Executive named for new tertiary body

Techblog staff. 05 February 2020, 5:00 am

Stephen Town has been named as the inaugural Chief Executive of the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (the working name for the new one-polytech model the government has introduced). Currently in his final year leading the Auckland Council, Stephen will formally take up his new role on July 6, 2020.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 31 January 2020, 4:53 pm

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

This week we're happy to announce a series of live webinars from ITP, talking about Chartered IT Professional NZ and Certified Technologist …

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Feedback sought on extending Emergency Caller Location service

Sarah Putt. 30 January 2020, 3:00 pm

The Privacy Commissioner is inviting public submissions on changes to the Emergency Caller Location Information service that would allow first responders to access the smartphone location of people at…

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UK throws Huawei a lifeline, for now

Paul Brislen. 29 January 2020, 7:09 am

The UK government has decided to allow Huawei to build some non-essential elements of its 5G networks - but the Americans aren't happy.

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Tech companies ponder regulation

Sarah Putt. 28 January 2020, 9:15 pm

You might think that regulation was a dirty word for global tech companies, but apparently not. They are clamouring to be regulated according to news reports, with Wall Street Journal summing it up wi…

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VR Tackling Online Hate Speech

Mike Riversdale. 27 January 2020, 7:51 am

VR isn't just about games or interior designers. For some, it's a way of tackling hate speech. Guest post from Mike Riversdale.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 24 January 2020, 4:23 pm

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

This week, let's take a look at ITP's certification offerings: Chartered IT Professional NZ (CITPNZ) and Certified Technologist (CTech). Als…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 17 January 2020, 4:46 pm

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

If you read Techblog regularly you'll be aware that there is currently a big review happening in the polytech sector. Part of this is determ…

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Counting the nation's walkers and bikers

Sarah Putt. 16 January 2020, 3:25 pm

If you cycle or walk the roads and pathways of Aotearoa, you may be unaccounted for. But that's set to change with the NZ Transport Agency's move to improve the data collected on the number of cyclist…

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