NZ Government stories
Waikato Regional Council achieves digital modernisation with Infor
Waikato Regional Council propels into digital age with transition to cloud-based Infor CloudSuite Public Sector.
Government ministry blocks AI technology from staff use
New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has banned staff from using AI technology due to data and privacy risks.
Why you should attend the NZ Government Data Summit 2023
Building an inclusive and integrated data system for informed policy and improved service delivery in New Zealand Government Sector.
59% of IT leaders feel Govt should be doing more - KnowBe4
KnowBe4’s latest research finds 59% of New Zealand’s IT decision-makers feel the government should be doing more to protect local businesses from cyber attacks.
Large cyber attack targets several government organisations
New-Zealand IT MSP suffers cyber-incident, affecting government agencies. Data held by Mercury IT NZ blocked. Investigations underway.
Govt paper pushes case for fibre connectivity in rural NZ
Chorus has welcomed the New Zealand Government's release of a new paper that sets out the country's high-level connectivity vision over the next decade.
Exclusive - Adobe recognised as approved supplier for NZ government agencies
Adobe has announced it has been recognised as an approved supplier to registered New Zealand government agencies.
Nspire-d purchase brings Advantage to Wellington
Nspire is a networking consultancy firm predominantly addressing government and enterprise and has plied its trade since 2006.
Open banking set to give NZ customers a fairer deal
Open banking is being introduced in New Zealand, with the government saying it will increase competition and benefit consumers.
NZ govt renews Software Framework Agreement with Oracle
The New Zealand government has renewed its all-of-government Software Framework Agreement with Oracle for secure cloud and technology services.
Government under pressure to align with EU's data harvesting standards for businesses
New Zealand is under pressure to yield to new European Union demands over how companies harvest people's data.
Ministry will no longer accept equipment from Chinese firm Hikvision
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) says it will no longer accept equipment from a major Chinese surveillance camera maker.
Three waters IT system project could top $500m, warns National
National warns that the cost of merging local councils' water service IT systems for three waters reforms may exceed $500m.
Govt must step up to police social media - InternetNZ boss
A technology industry leader is urging the government not to shy away from policing social media platforms in New Zealand.
NZ’s first and only e-waste sorting machine launched
Computer Recycling launches e-waste shredder and MSS optical sorting machine BLUBOX, which is able to sort out a tonne of e-waste per hour.
MYOB Kiwi business survey shocks with low confidence
The 2022 MYOB Business Monitor survey has found more than two thirds of SMEs are expecting the economy to decline in the next 12 months.
Pandemic accelerates adoption but widens digital divide
1 in 10 Australians are digitally excluded, and it's estimated 1 in 5 New Zealanders struggle to engage in the digital world, an industry panel hears.
Govt creates roadmap for growth in NZ's tech sector
The digital technology sector is now one of the country’s top earners, contributing an estimated $6.6 billion to the economy in 2019.
Ministry of Women paves the way for eInvoicing rollout in NZ government
The Ministry of Women in New Zealand has implemented eInvoicing, joining the government's push for digital infrastructure improvements.
NZ Govt backs new data-driven forecasting tool for agriculture sector
New Zealand Government invests $200k in new climate forecasting tool to help farmers prepare for dry conditions.
NZ Govt security information bill passes its first reading
The Security Information in Proceedings Legislation Bill has passed its first reading and will now be considered by Parliament's Justice Committee.
Specialist border exemptions 'drop in the ocean' for NZ's tech sector
NZTech has released a statement applauding the Government response to the critical digital skills shortage, but acknowledges that it may not be enough.
It's time for Kiwis to define the meaning of digital identity in Aotearoa
NZ's push for digital identity gains ground as new bill passes first reading.
James Arnold from Dell New Zealand shares his cancer story
Dell Technologies director, James Arnold, prepares for a stem cell transplant amidst his battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma.