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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 29 November 2019, 5:48 pm

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

This week the National Board of ITP came together in a combined Board and Planning meeting, confirming the work programme for 2020. We're als…

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Tale of two reports on digital inclusion

Sarah Putt. 26 November 2019, 6:00 am

As broadband infrastructure improves and public and private offerings migrate online, access to a basic internet service becomes more critical for all New Zealand citizens.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 25 November 2019, 11:31 am

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

The last few weeks have been furiously busy at IT Professionals NZ, with heavy involvement in planning the future of vocational tech educatio…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 22 November 2019, 6:33 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog Editor Paul Brislen.

The Commerce Commission is reviewing the telco sector, but is it looking in the right direction? With the election coming is now a good …

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Disney enters the 'streaming wars'

Sarah Putt. 21 November 2019, 7:45 pm

The so-called 'streaming wars' became a little more combative last week, with the arrival of Disney+ in New Zealand. This adds yet another entertainment service to an increasingly crowded market.

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Rules are made to be broken

Mike Riversdale. 20 November 2019, 7:19 am

Some rules are made to be broken. A guest post from Wellington man, Mike Riversdale

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The Future is Open - Changing the way scholarship and science is shared in NZ

Mandy Henk. 11 November 2019, 6:33 am

Taxpayer funded research that could be improving the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders is being locked behind paywalls due to a profit-focused approach to academic publishing, says open access ad…

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What does open government mean for digital transformation?

Pia Andrews. 06 November 2019, 5:00 am

Openness is a critical tenet for democracy. It enables transparency, which enables accountability, which in turn drives better public outcomes and ideally a useful check and balance on power. But open…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 01 November 2019, 5:01 pm

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

It's Friday already! It certainly seems to come around fast on the short weeks.

This week we had the ITP National Board Meeting on Wednesd…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 25 October 2019, 5:24 pm

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

Wow, what an absolutely amazing few days at ITx Rutherford 2019 in Nelson.

Our speakers have all been brilliant and as always, the thing t…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 25 October 2019, 4:00 pm

It's a crazy newsletter this week: Crazy ideas for electricity, crazy ideas for government and crazy noises, to let you know when Civil Defence wants you to pay attention.

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Siri to learn te reo

Sarah Putt. 24 October 2019, 6:45 am

The Government will invest $13 million in a multilingual language platform that will enable Apple's AI assistant Siri to speak te reo Māori, it has been announced by Research, Science and Innovation …

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How to scale impact through innovation and transformation

Pia Andrews. 21 October 2019, 7:17 am

The public sector is one of the largest purchasers of digital transformation projects, yet often these programmes of work result in minimal change. Pia Andrews takes a closer look at how to deliver be…

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Silicon Valley start up unveils Kiwi Space Radar

Sarah Putt. 17 October 2019, 8:48 am

The first commercial radar to track objects smaller than 10cms in space was officially opened in Naseby, Central Otago this week. Named the Kiwi Space Radar (KSR), it is designed to track the full ran…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 11 October 2019, 4:01 pm

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

Wow, what an absolutely amazing few days at ITx Rutherford 2019 in Nelson.

Our speakers have all been brilliant and as always, the thing t…

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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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