NZ Government stories
It's time for Kiwis to define the meaning of digital identity in Aotearoa
In late September the Government introduced a new bill to parliament that would fundamentally pave the way for digital Identity for citizens in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
James Arnold from Dell New Zealand shares his cancer story
“I live here. I’ve raised my family here, I love it. I’ve paid a considerable amount of tax in this country, and I contribute to the economy. I don’t want to relocate to Australia. This is my home.”
The who’s who of NZ’s government & public cybersecurity agencies
With every new technology-enabled path we forge, we must also defend ourselves from cyber threats and exploitation. Here we take a look at some of Aotearoa's main cyber defenders.
Trade Me hands less customer info over to authorities according to Transparency Report
Trade Me says it works hard to keep 'scumbags' off its site, but it also wants to protect customer privacy.
Consumer data right could empower Kiwis to have more control over their data
Consumers are one step closer to having more control over how their data is shared.
Govt to launch full inquiry into DHB ransomware attack
Minister Andrew Little has announced a full inquiry into the ransomware attack at Waikato DHB in the early hours of May 18.
Southern Cross NEXT submarine cable touches down at Auckland's Takapuna Beach
“Being geographically isolated like we are in New Zealand means there’s never been a greater need to invest in our technology infrastructure," says Minister David Clark.
EXCLUSIVE: The right to repair & why NZ must rethink the e-waste problem
What if there was a way to extend the lifespan of products before they end up in landfill? Device repairability seems like a logical step.
Budget 2021: Govt backs digital skills training for small & medium businesses
“Greater adoption of digital skills and processes will help businesses and their staff to keep working safely through potential future disruptions or civil defence emergencies.”
Dynamo6 earns another spot on Govt's IT Marketplace
"It’s great to have the Marketplace ensuring government organisations don’t miss out on advancements," says Dynamo6 founder.
Rimini Street signs marketplace agreement with New Zealand Govt
“This new agreement will provide more choice for New Zealand government agencies by enabling a more streamlined procurement process for critical enterprise software services, while also helping them optimise their IT spend.”
NZ Minister for Trade and Export Growth welcomes Canada's interest in DEPA
"The DEPA comes at a time of considerable disruption to international trade and supply chains due to COVID-19, yet that experience has shown the value of our digital economy and digital trade."
Govt sets 5% target to include more Māori business contracts
“This new target for government procurement will further improve cash flow to Māori businesses. It also helps diversify the customer base for Māori businesses and build more resilience into Māori economic activity.”
NCSC prevents $70m harm against NZ's nationally significant organisations
New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations have faced at least 352 cyber incidents in the 2019/2020 year, but the dangers are far from over.
Q&A: SMX director talks TaaS, compliance and NZX attacks
Techday spoke to SMX co-founder and director Thom Hooker, who takes us through the implications of last week’s attack for the future of TaaS, and the changes in compliance regulations for the sector.
Privacy Act to roll out in December as Kiwis support stronger privacy laws
Of 1398 polled New Zealanders, 65% are in favour of strong privacy regulation, 29% are happy with the same level of regulation, and 6% prefer less legislation.
Microsoft to launch data centre region in New Zealand
Microsoft is calling the announcement a ‘major milestone’ towards delivering enterprise-grade cloud services locally.
Govt adds Unisys cloud framework to Marketplace
Unisys was accepted to join NZ Government’s online market to make it easier for agencies to access CloudForte framework.
Govt widens 'essential products' to include tech goods
New Zealand businesses are now able to sell ‘essential’ non-food consumer products such as computer equipment and mobile phones, while the country remains at Alert Level 4 lockdown.
Wisk gets govt approval for flying taxi trials in Canterbury
The passenger route is a world’s first and will commence after Cora’s certification by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority.
Mobile Mentor secures NZ Govt with TaaS mobile security certification
Mobile Mentor gained the Security Certification for its Mobile Decide Security and Threat Management services in the government’s Telecommunications as a Service (TaaS) programme.
Govt opens up short-term access to 5G spectrum
The government has announced plans to auction off early access to the country’s 5G spectrum by auctioning off short-term national rights to an unused part of the 3.5GHz spectrum band.
Growing cities need smart tech investment to meet goals
The NZ IoT Alliance chair says that as cities grow up and out, it’s time to invest in smart city tech to keep them functioning.
Forget disruption, you should be worrying about our lack of tech
According to the new report, ‘New Zealand, technology and productivity’, it isn’t that New Zealand has too much technology it’s that we don’t have enough.