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Online voting back in the news

Paul Brislen. 09 October 2019, 8:20 am

Online voting has again been raised as a possible solution to low voter turnout in local body elections and now the PM has voiced an opinion.

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National party on tech

Sarah Putt. 08 October 2019, 8:09 am

We are at least a year out from the next general election but Melissa Lee, National Spokesperson for Broadcasting Communications and Digital Media, appeared to be in full dress rehearsal mode at the I…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 04 October 2019, 3:29 pm

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

So ITx Rutherford 2019 is almost here! Next week in fact. But it's not too late to go, and I've outlined 5 things to think about it you're st…

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On privacy and elections: five minutes with Andrew Little

Paul Brislen. 30 September 2019, 6:24 am

The Honorable Andrew Little is the Minister for Justice and as such responsible for the new Privacy Bill and also for overseeing our election process. Techblog editor Paul Brislen caught up with the m…

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Innovation partnerships between NZ and Japan

Sarah Putt. 26 September 2019, 5:54 pm

It's been a big week for rugby and politics and also for tech, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announcing four new innovation partnerships between New Zealand and Japanese entities.

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Funding Privacy: Is New Zealand keeping up?

John Edwards. 26 September 2019, 5:00 am

How does New Zealand stack up in terms of funding privacy? A guest post from the Privacy Commissioner.

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Census 2018 and digital inclusion

Sarah Putt. 24 September 2019, 9:25 am

Census results on access to telecommunication services are a mixed bag, according to the 2020 Trust, which has provided an initial analysis following the release of Census data this week.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 20 September 2019, 5:33 pm

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

We're excited that Seeby Woodhouse has joined the stellar lineup of keynotes for ITx Rutherford. Seeby initially rose to fame as he built Orc…

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ComCom considers 111 contact code

Sarah Putt. 19 September 2019, 11:36 am

Three-quarters of 111 calls are made from a mobile phone, but what happens if the user is out of mobile range or doesn't own a mobile phone? And as fibre is rolled out to 87% of New Zealand homes, and…

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Govt hands out $241m in research funding

Sarah Putt. 17 September 2019, 7:39 pm

Social issues, climate change and 'knowledge intensive industries' are the three research areas set to benefit from this year's allocation of the Endeavour Fund, New Zealand's largest contestable rese…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 13 September 2019, 4:38 pm

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

Consultation opened this week on the proposed updated computing and IT qualifications. These are the qualifications that are taught across Ne…

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New Zealanders in danger of being slow adopters

Sarah Putt. 12 September 2019, 7:38 pm

Technology is unlikely to disrupt work, and change in New Zealand will, to a large extent, be driven by developments overseas. Those are the key findings in the latest report on the impact of technolo…

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Capital markets review highlights tech as enabler

Sarah Putt. 10 September 2019, 6:27 pm

Greater collaboration between market participants and the Government through a coordinated tech strategy for New Zealand is recommended in the Capital Markets Review released by EY this week.

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Will NZ fall behind on AI?

Sarah Putt. 03 September 2019, 2:43 pm

The AI Forum is calling for urgent action on the development of AI in New Zealand, and has today released a study into how this 'general purpose technology' can address social, environment and economi…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 30 August 2019, 4:35 pm

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

The ITP National Board met this week to review progress against the Annual Plan. As well as additional things such as a large qualifications…

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New data rules for the health sector as phishing attack hits home

Paul Brislen. 28 August 2019, 5:56 pm

The Ministry of Health has issued new guidelines around the treatment of personal data the same week as Capital and Coast District Health Board is caught out by a phishing scam.

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Privacy breach at Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Paul Brislen. 26 August 2019, 5:00 am

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, is investigating a serious digital privacy breach involving the Tuia 250 Voyage trainee programme.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 23 August 2019, 5:42 pm

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

There's a lot of discussion happening currently about the Future of Work and this week I discussed the topic with New Zealand's Productivity…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 23 August 2019, 4:00 pm

This week on Brislen on Tech: It's the golden age of television, with more content and more choice and yes, more providers to sign up to. Oh well.

Plus, teachers are the answer, now what's the ques…

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Are our teachers ready for the new digital curriculum?

Ellen MacGregor-Reid . 21 August 2019, 7:10 am

A guest post from the Ministry of Education's Deputy Secretary for Early Learning and Student Achievement on whether teachers are ready for the new digital curriculum.

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