Government News, Features, and Interviews

  • Deloitte report details national health Oracle debacle

    The Health Ministry has released a report from Deloitte, commissioned in 2017, into the long running $90m Oracle-based National Health Solution along with a review into the Deloitte review commissioned from Audit NZ, saying it intends to fully implement the recommendations of the Audit NZ review.

    04 Sept. 18 15:07 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Curran brought down by undocumented meeting with CTO candidate

    Clare Curran, minister of government digital services, has resigned over an undocumented meeting with a candidate for the government’s chief technology officer role, the recruitment of which is being managed by her department.

    24 Aug. 18 15:43 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Wellington Council to deploy Unit4’s cloud ERP system

    Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) is planning to implement a new enterprise resource planning system from Netherlands based company Unit4. The software has been in use at New Zealand Post since 2016.

    21 Aug. 18 12:10 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZ gov’t hosts open data hackathon

    Two-day event sparks interest across public and private sectors - there is a waitlist for participants

    15 Aug. 18 07:42 Written by Divina Paredes
  • Government cloud procurement goes digital

    Digital services minister Clare Curran has signalled the imminent launch of Marketplace, a new digital services to enable government agencies to procure goods and services. It will initially enable access only to public cloud services.

    13 Aug. 18 09:57 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 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