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Digital divide most impacts Kiwis in social housing & the disabled
The ‘digital divide’ is still very much present in New Zealand society, with those in social housing and those with disabilities feeling the most impacted by inadequate internet access.
DIA to access info about .nz domain names
The information-sharing agreement aims to prevent and minimise behaviours that threaten a safe, secure and trusted .nz online environment.
Government agencies welcome first 15 GovTech Talent grads
“This is an excellent opportunity for today’s best and brightest graduates to help shape a new way of working for and with government.”
Internal Affairs brings in HPE for govt transformation
“It demonstrates the collaboration and collective strength that agency chief executives aspired to when we developed the Government ICT Strategy."
More of NZ's digital content to become freely available
"NZ was the first in the world to bring together hidden content from across galleries, libraries & museums into a comprehensive national service."
NZ Govt signs on with SAP to bring HR to the cloud
The New Zealand Government is set to save $5 million over a five-year period, after a partnership with SAP New Zealand was signed last week.
Govt makes improvements to online passport service
Since the start of the year nearly every month has seen an increase in the number of passport applications made online.
Oracle inks major NZ Government deal
The agreement, which closely aligns with the Government’s ICT Strategy, allows NZ's government agencies to make use of Oracle's Cloud services.
Fight against spam now a global effort
Enforcement agencies from around the world including New Zealand have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to fight against spam.
Government focuses on domain name security
“People want websites that are safe and trusted."
Scammers targeting Government call centres
The warning comes after several Government contact centre operators received calls from overseas callers pestering them for information about staff.
Online baby registrations proves a hit for Internal Affairs
The 50,000th online birth registration has been recorded by the Department on Internal Affairs since online registration went live a year ago.
By next year, 70% of Kiwis will primarily deal with the Government online
"New Zealanders have become used to information, services and products being available online, on demand, anywhere, any time."
Trans-Tasman partnership rallies against spam
“The new agreement lifts the already close cooperation between New Zealand and Australia on spam and cyber security matters to a new level."
Elaborate widow scam sees Kiwi suffer 'significant' financial loss
The victim received a letter that appeared to be from the Minister of Internal Affairs and the DIA threatening extradition if payment wasn't received.
Government website recognised for user experience
“Our goal is to provide information that’s easy to find, access and use. The user experience is at the centre of everything we do.”
Kiwi students using school computers to access porn
New Zealand students are accessing ‘inappropriate content’, namely pornography, on school computers more than ever before.
More Kiwis heading online for government services
“By March this year, an average of 45.8% of measured government service transactions were completed digitally."
Warning: Ransomware email campaign on a rampage
Internal Affairs is warning people to beware of a ransomware email campaign that could cripple IT systems.
Auckland man fined 12k for abusive spam emails
The man was found to have sent 2,230 commercial electronic messages following an online argument. The emails were mainly abusive in nature.
NZ online – only half safe?
Within a couple of months, New Zealand ISPs will be able to filter their customers’ Web traffic, to determine whether they’re viewing illicit material – specifically, child sexual abuse.