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Cloud
Telstra to deliver faster internet for QLD schools
State school students across Queensland will now have faster internet speeds, following a new $187m deal between Telstra and the Queensland Government.
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NZTech
UPDATED: Election 2020 - Which parties care about tech's role in New Zealand
Technology should be flying high when it comes to government investment and commitment from New Zealand's political parties. But is it?
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Gaming
DNZ20 report celebrates our nation of gaming junkies
The average age of a Kiwi gamer isn’t someone in their teenage years – they’re more likely to be somebody aged 34 years old. What’s more, half of those playing games are women and girls. 
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Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education says curriculum won't widen digital divide
The Ministry of Education has come out fighting against criticism that technology in schools may lead to some children from lower socio-economic areas missing out.
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Technology in schools
Raglan: Home to NZ's first enviro-tech camp for kids
When you think of tech camps for kids, the North Island’s rugged surf spot Raglan may not be the first place that comes to mind – until now, at least.
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3D Printing
Kiwi company trains future innovators with robotics, coding and more
'Normal' people like you and I could soon be left in the dust by the generation or two below us as OMGTech! trains our future innovators.
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BYOD / Bring Your Own Device
Why schools need to ramp up their cybersecurity measures
They house the sensitive information that hackers specifically seek, are running a wide variety of unprotected endpoints, and have limited resources.
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Technology in schools
Tairua School builds problem-solving skills with TaiTECH
"The possibilities are almost limitless and we are very excited to see how this programme develops and evolves over the coming months."
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Innovation
New $14 million student innovation space opens
Te Ara o Mauao is a multi-purpose, technologically enhanced learning space, which offers greater informality and flexibility for learning.
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SaaS
K​iwi tech start up launches new software to help schools communicate
“We built Message My Way to solve a common problem that schools face in communicating with their communities and to make their lives easier."
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Technology in schools
2017: Trends and predictions for education technology
“Education institutions are constantly making big investments in technology to enhance learning and to make courses more accessible."
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Government
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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Education
International expert warns NZ to steer clear of 'corporate online schools'
"Research on online schools has revealed that they have serious problems, such as extremely high student attrition and very poor results."
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Noel Leeming
Noel Leeming's Mobile Learning Centre wraps up tech roadshow around Kiwi schools
Noel Leeming's Mobile Learning Centre (MLC) has clocked up 42,000 kilometres and 'inspired' more than 14,500 Kiwi kids, all through tech in learning.
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Government
Govt offers $1m to engage young Kiwis in digital tech
“We’re funding providers who have innovative and smart projects that will capture teachers’ and students’ imagination."
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Technology in schools
Palmerston North City Council launches Tech Challenge
Palmerston North City Council has launched a new programme to encourage young people to become excited about science, technology, engineering & maths.
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Ulearn
YOU'RE INVITED: uLearn P2P - The 'Making' of our future inventors
​Technology that was once limited to industry organisations is now becoming affordable for schools, which is causing monumental changes.
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Fuji Xerox
The two main technology challenges facing Kiwi principals
NZ school principals face two main technology challenges, as schools across the country continually eye up the advantages of technology in schools.
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Technology in schools
Caltex 'Fuel Your School' to raise $100,000 for STEM projects
The Caltex 'Fuel Your School' initiative is back for 2016, giving NZ schools the chance to secure their share in $100,000 funding for STEM projects.
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IT Industry
'Day in the life of' tech event hopes to draw females into tech careers
Several high profile firms are taking part in Shadow Tech Day, an annual event designed to inspire female students to look at a future career in IT.
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Ministry of Education
$1 million up for grabs as Govt pushes digital tech in schools
Kiwi schools & technologies providers can bid for $1 million in creative project funding, thanks to a new Request for Proposal announced by the govt.
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Hutt City Council
Hutt City Libraries computer classes proving a hit
“We’ve had an amazing turnout during term 2. More than 370 people have attended classes with almost all bursting at the seams."
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Nikki Kaye
Nikki Kaye speaks: Progressing 21st Century school infrastructure
"I thought it may be useful to give you an update on where we are at with the wider education portfolio, including digital infrastructure."
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Cloud
MYOB praises digital tech curriculum announcement
"It’s vitally important that the next generation is equipped with the skills and knowledge required to compete in the digital world.”