Steven Joyce stories
Careers with Code launched in New Zealand
"One of the most awesome challenges that computer science will overcome is making the interaction between humans and technology seamless."
Three new accelerator programmes launched to help Kiwi tech start ups
"The NZ tech sector is growing rapidly and making a big contribution to our strengthening economy."
Government launches new pathway for 'disengaged' Kiwi students
“This new approach will help because it allows young people to more fully explore career options while they are still enrolled at school."
Further $3.6m to help Kiwi business succeed internationally
“New Zealand is a small economic player, so it’s important that we take every opportunity when we’re overseas to work together."
Govt hands out further $15m to commercialise Kiwi tech
“We are seeing hundreds of very savvy hi-tech companies from New Zealand now competing and succeeding on the world stage."
Wellington's new ICT Graduate School officially 'open for business'
The top players in New Zealand’s ICT industry gathered together last week to launch the Wellington ICT Graduate School in Wellington.
More Kiwi tech start ups to receive Govt grants
A further 11 Kiwi tech start ups will receive repayable grants worth $450,000 to help them commercialise their technology.
Kiwi companies invest in R&D and innovation, new survey finds
“Research and Development activity is crucial for creating a strong and diversified economy, and moving into higher value products and services."
Govt enters 37.8 million health IT partnership
"New Zealand is becoming a world leader in health IT," says Steven Joyce.
Auckland's ICT grad school opens
“It is centrally important that New Zealand businesses can access the skills and knowledge they need to make the most of new global opportunities."
Joyce hits back at Labour over expenditure criticism
“The Labour Party are continuing to have a political crack at this agency."
Govt to invest $4.75m in global innovation projects
“This allows us to develop links with industry leaders and puts us at the forefront of telecommunications when 5G becomes readily available."
Classic Joyce: Labour scolds Govt's 'culture of extravagance'
"It seems like every second week this Ministry is doing something stupid with our money."
New Zealand ICT sector looking rosy
“Software developers, ICT systems and business analysts, for example, are in high demand reflecting NZ's growing technology services sector.”
More graduates completing STEM-related qualifications
"Producing more engineering, ICT and science graduates will help alleviate actual and potential skill shortages in these key areas.”
Applications open for slice of Govt's $2m innovation pie
The Unlocking Curious Minds programme is part of the Government’s plan to encourage all Kiwis to become engaged with science and technology.
NZ Govt extends support to local SMEs
The New Zealand Government is supporting the growth of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with an extension on its Regional Business Partner programme
NZ Government launches Unlocking Curious Minds fund
Under the Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund pilot the NZ Government hopes to engage more young Kiwis with science and technology.
New Zealand tops OECD countries in education investment
“The results demonstrate New Zealand’s commitment to equipping our students with the skills they need for the 21st century."
NZ Govt initiative encourages tech innovations
The Technology Innovation National Science Challenge will focus on developing new technologies to create commercially successful breakthrough products
Tertiary providers required to publish graduate employment outcomes
All universities, wānanga and polytechnics will be required to publish information about the employment status and earnings of graduates as of 2017.
NZ research workshops established to grow innovation
"The new institutes are proposed in order to stimulate leading edge, commercially focused, and industry relevant research in regional New Zealand."
Big demand for Government's R&D grants
Up to $1.5 million will be made available to enable 126 businesses to employ students for work experience in New Zealand’s hi-tech sector.
NZ ICT sector performance 'pleasing'
The 2015 ICT Sector report underlines how New Zealand has been rapidly diversifying its economy in recent years," says Steven Joyce.