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First ever Telework Week launched in NZ
Amy Adams launched New Zealand’s first ever Telework Week, highlighting the social, economic and environmental benefits of working from home.
UFB milestone reached
Over 100,000 end users in urban areas are now able to connect to the Ultra-Fast Broadband network, only 16 months after the project started.
Affordable broadband debuts in the Chatham Islands
Locals welcome the arrival of Wireless Nation to the Islands.
Free UFB Q&A
After Amy Adams confirmed a deal for free non-standard residential connections to the ultra-fast broadband network, check here to see if you qualify.
Amy Adams to address NetHui South delegates
InternetNZ has revealed Amy Adams will deliver a ministerial keynote at the upcoming Net Hui South event in Otago.
Minister Hungary for change at Budapest cyber conference
Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams heads to the three-day conference aimed at building a resilient global digital environment.
Chorus releases year three UFB plan
Amy Adams welcomes the release of Chorus’ year three deployment plan for the rollout of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband programme.
UFB build underway in Queenstown
Queenstown’s reputation as a world-class tourist destination is about to be enhanced even further, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says.
Govt encourages stay at home workers
Telework Week encourages employees using ICT to give the office a miss as they raise awareness about the benefits of stay at home workers for businesses.
Broadband to provide product prices
Government announces product disclosure underway to improve the transparency of broadband information for consumers.
Government exceeds UFB connection target
Approximately 1700 kilometres of fibre has been laid throughout the country says government.
Apple snubs Australian parliamentary probe
The world’s leading technology companies decline a public enquiry into IT prices Down Under as Australian MPs voice concerns.
NZ lags in middle of OECD broadband rankings
Is 17th out of 34 countries good enough? We investigate.
Four steps to cyber security
Martin Cocker, executive director of NetSafe, says these simple steps will greatly improve Kiwis’ online security.
Remedy working but telco doctor's future still uncertain
Telecommunications commissioner Dr Ross Patterson's job is on the line, despite injecting a healthy dose of competition into the sector.
Today, tomorrow, Timaru
South Island city will be one of the first in the country to experience a fully functional UFB network.
Govt may regulate broadband marketing
ICT Minister says her department is considering ways to make sure consumers know what they're buying.
ICT Minister gains environment portfolio
Amy Adams to be kept busy following resignation of Nick Smith.
Labour probes govt over Huawei in NZ
'Just saying, 'trust us, it'll be okay' isn't good enough.'
UFB caught up in mega-ministry uncertainty
Government admits it doesn't have a business case to justify the new Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Adams asks ICT industry to show leadership
"I see my role as making sure [UFB] is commercialised in a way that is most the most benefit to New Zealand.”
Telecom to supply teachers laptops - Updated
Leasing subsidiary lands multi-million-dollar Ministry of Education contract.
Why Crown Fibre Holdings must go
New ICT minister Amy Adams has been handed the opportunity to stamp out perceived government empire building.
Towers to banish dial-up in rural NZ
Vodafone was responsible for building the tower, although other telcos will be able to use it.