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Govt continues to splash out on school redevelopment
“This is part of the greatest spend ever on school infrastructure by a New Zealand Government, which so far has seen over $5 billion committed."
Govt's product recall site reaches one-year milestone
"The aim of this site is to be a one-stop-shop for product recalls making it easier and faster for people to get the information they need."
New Zealand makes moves with pay equity
“Occupations that are mostly made up of a female workforce shouldn’t be lower paid just because this work is and has been mainly undertaken by women."
Govt opens innovative new school in Christchurch
“With the flexible learning spaces and a flexible style of teaching, this stunning school is living proof of what the future of education looks like."
Statistics NZ to cover Govt's Open Data programme
"Stats NZ is a world-leader in data and analytics, and is best-placed to drive forward with the programme."
Govt launches new online employment resource for young people
"It complements the National Curriculum for schools, and has been user-tested with groups of employers, educators and secondary students."
Wellington school set to receive cool million dollar investment
“As well as new classrooms to meet roll growth, we’re also investing in redevelopments to modernise schools."
Education Ministry pushes PaCT site for student achievement
"I expect teachers will make the most of digital tools, such as the PaCT, especially when we’re asking our students to upskill into the digital age."
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.”
Reliance Jio Infocomm told it has two years to build $45m data center
In a saga that has been unravelling for almost seven years, headway has been made with building a data center in south-western India.
NZ govt urges Kiwi to be cautious online
"At the start of a new year, it is timely to check that we are using technology safely."
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."
Trump delays signoff on US executive cybersecurity order
US President Elect Donald Trump has reportedly postponed an executive order of cybersecurity, which was due to be signed today.
The biggest stories to hit the Australian IT sector in 2016
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Mike Smith returns to IBM following 17 years in the ICT industry
“I can see huge opportunities for IBM to bring global technology and expertise to solve real problems for New Zealanders.”
NZ leading in digital govt, set to host digital leaders summit
“As a small country we are early adopters of technology and can develop, test and innovate more quickly than most."
Govt gives further $1m for wireless technology in schools
“This is about schools having the digital infrastructure they need to make the most of online resources for learning."
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Conservative Party applauds Israel’s porn block
“Sounds like a good common sense approach to solving a growing problem in society.”
Govt gives telco industry props for restoration efforts following quakes
“Working around the clock, Spark, Vodafone, 2 Degrees, Chorus and other smaller operators have employed every ounce of Kiwi spirit and ingenuity."
Online health portals prove popular in New Zealand
Nearly a quarter of a million New Zealanders are now using a patient portal to access their health information.
'Tens of thousands' of contact info released as NZNO falls to Yahoo phishing scam
“We have apologised to our members and have started an investigation into how this happened and are working to prevent this from happening again."
ICT enterprise: What are Government priorities?
"Investment into digital technologies continues to grow as government CIOs seek new ways of creating value."
New Zealand and Australia VS cyber security
“Working together means we can better respond to challenges and be prepared to deal with serious cyber threats that could affect both our nations."