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Cheese rolls & eye-rolls: Twitter reacts to #NZBudget2018
Yesterday was Budget Day, and since our Labour-led government released its first budget, Twitter has been afire with responses.
Rise of smart machines means vendors need a new competitive approach
“Organisations must embrace the market change and be able to evolve in light of the new fuel of virtual labour."
Labour vows return to tax credits as R&D spending slips
Labour's finance spokesman Grant Robertson said Labour would look to boost its policy on research and development tax credits because the current gove
Kiwi SMEs... Which political party do you trust with NZ's future?
"Any party that makes a commitment to cutting red tape will win the support of New Zealand’s SMEs – and free them to make a still greater contribution to New Zealand."
Labour slams broadband plans... "misses the mark by a country mile"
"National’s polling clearly indicates regional New Zealand has lost patience with the current abysmal connectivity and is scrambling to patch over the cracks."
National "finally wakes up" to rural broadband issues
"Broadband connections in rural New Zealand are poor by world standards."
Labour unveils SMB policy… National rejects it
Small businesses with fewer than 20 staff will get a bigger bite of the procurement pie under a Labour Government, leading to National branding the plans half-baked.
"Slow, sluggish, not sweet at all"... Labour slams broadband
Rural communities, frustrated by slow and unstable broadband, have been delivered a two fingered salute by Steven ‘Everything’s Sweet' Joyce.
Adams slams "underwhelming" Labour UFB plans
"Labour is showing that after nearly six years in Opposition and three Opposition Leaders they still have no new ideas and precious little understanding of what is already happening."
“Go home Dotcom”… Drury slams “depressing” political ICT plans
As the political heavyweights debated the future ICT roadmap for New Zealand last night, Rod Drury sat shaking his head in the crowd.
Labour ups ICT ante with new digital proposals...
"The current Government’s lack of vision means opportunities are being missed and too many New Zealanders are being left behind."
Is taxpayer cash being used to plug Chorus' copper hole?
"Chorus has had three years warning of the inevitable fall in copper prices."
Is Key's credibility on the line over Dotcom case?
Does Prime Minister John Key need to front up to New Zealanders about the increasingly murky process surrounding Kim Dotcom's residency?
Labour slams Govt's millon-dollar tech start-up u-turn...
"While he’s copying one of our policies he should adopt the rest as well. The industry has welcomed the whole package."
“Global thinking” needed to spark NZ’s digital future
Giving Kiwi digital innovators the tools to help them think globally from day one is how New Zealand will become world-leader in the digital economy, says the Internet Party.
Govt mocks Labour's "out of date" ICT NZ plans...
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says the big news for Labour today is that they have discovered the ICT industry.
Would a Labour CTO lead a ‘Digital Upgrade’ in NZ?
"For too long, Information Technology has been seen as a backwater in government."
Is Govt's "mismanaged" Windows XP migration costing taxpayers millions?
"More than $1 million has already been paid out over an unspecified time to continue support of nearly 20,000 DHB computers still using XP."
Big-mouth Key plays "fast and loose" with NZ security... again
"New Zealanders deserve far better on an issue of such significance to our security and privacy."
State-funded Chorus fibre plans nothing more than a PR stunt?
"UltraFast Fibre’s announcement of ‘gigabit’ services to eight towns across the central North Island confirms Chorus’ social media #Gigatown competition is nothing more than just a cynical public relations exercise."
Joyce under attack as Labour slams Govt's ICT policy
Is the government’s ICT policy just window dressing...?
Labour slams Telecom spectrum deal
"New Zealand is a small country. Our competitive environment in telecommunication markets is not guaranteed."
Novopay problems still plaguing 2,000 schools
"Steven Joyce deserves an F for fail for this assignment."
Labour praises "sensible" final copper pricing delay...
"Politicians might not always agree with the Commission’s decisions, but we should trust the regulator to get on with it."