Government News, Features, and Interviews

  • Delaware to test blockchain-based business filing system

    More than half of all U.S. publicly-traded companies – and two-thirds of Fortune 500 firms – are incorporated in Delaware because of its business-friendly laws and well-established corporate legal precedence.

    17 July 18 08:57 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Cyber Policy Office seeks private sector, NGO input

    The National Cyber Policy Office is seeking input to its refresh of the national cyber security strategy, following a series of workshops on the possible vision, principles, and goals for the new strategy.

    14 July 18 10:39 Written by Stuart Corner
  • InternetNZ, 20/20 Trust push for universal access

    Universal access to the internet is being recognised as a key issue for ensuring all New Zealanders benefit from the Ultra Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband rollouts.

    25 May 18 12:51 Written by Sarah Putt
  • Callaghan boss responds to govt change in R&D funding

    Callaghan Innovation CEO Victoria Crone says the organisation is ready to “pivot” to accommodate the Government’s new direction for investing in R&D - moving away from grants in favour of tax incentives.

    22 May 18 09:51 Written by Sarah Putt
  • Budget increases funding for telco policy, cybersecurity

    The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has received additional funding to focus on “telecommunications policy, infrastructure and digital economy priorities”, it was announced in the Government’s Budget last week.

    21 May 18 10:10 Written by Sarah Putt
  • Trade body looks to move beyond Excel

    New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is in the market for a budgeting and forecasting tool to replace its current excel-based solution.

    17 May 18 09:41 Written by Sarah Putt
  • Ministry of Social Development scopes new kiosk service for its centres

    The Ministry of Social Development is set to transform the Front of House experience for its 1.1 million client base and has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for an online self-service solution that can be delivered to over 120 sites nationwide.

    11 May 18 11:13 Written by Sarah Putt
  • Trade Me and Real Me awarded Privacy Trust Mark

    The Privacy Commission has launched the Privacy Trust Mark awards to recognise excellence in privacy-friendly products or services. The first two recipients are TradeMe and Real Me service from the Department of Internal Affairs, it was announced at the Privacy Forum in Wellington yesterday.

    10 May 18 14:30 Written by Sarah Putt
  • NZ govt tackles the rise of algorithms

    Can you enforce transparency when applying algorithms? Should a human be in the loop in AI systems? How do you construct an ethical framework before you apply predictive modelling to welfare services?

    09 May 18 16:48 Written by Sarah Putt
  • New Zealand unprepared for AI

    It could increase GDP by up to NZ$54 billion by 2035, but a report on the state of Artificial Intelligence in New Zealand, shows that this country is generally unprepared for this disruptive technology.

    03 May 18 10:29 Written by Sarah Putt
  • 5G could widen digital divide, Chorus warns

    Chorus has warned the Government that, without direct intervention, deployment of 5G cellular technology by New Zealand’s three mobile network operators could exacerbate the country’s digital divide.

    02 May 18 14:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZ tech and telco sectors in the spotlight

    The local technology scene does not want for scrutiny, with the Government’s Digital Advisory Group now at its full complement, and the Commerce Commission launching a new study into fibre services.

    30 April 18 09:27 Written by Sarah Putt