The New Zealand Government has announced it will invest NZD 270 million to roll out Ultra-Fast Broadband to 190 more small towns. The government has also extended rural broadband to another 74,000 households and businesses. The government has also brought the completion of the UFB network forward by two years. By the end of 2022, the country’s UFB programme is expected to provide more than four million New Zealanders with access to broadband services.
The 20/20 trust, a charity promoting ‘digital inclusion’ for New Zealand citizens, has released its Digital Inclusion Manifesto calling for all New Zealanders to have affordable access to the internet and the skills and confidence to use digital technologies for learning, for work and for life.
Enspiral Dev Academy, which offers fast-track training, says the Ka Hao Maori Digital Technology fund, managed by Te Puni Kokiri and MBIE, will fund the new Maori web development scholarships.
It extends Dev Academy’s Te Uru Rangi scholarship programme, which has been running since 2015.
This year the Government is injecting $74.6 million into increasing demand for research and development projects. The money will boost “Growth Grants” distributed by Callaghan Innovation…more
Telco 2degrees recorded its first profit in 2016 as it doubled the size of its broadband subscriber base, it was announced today…more
Former shearing contractor Mavis Mullins’ name will soon be up in lights alongside corporate luminaries Fletcher, Wattie’s and Carter Holt Harvey.
The Dannevirke-based businesswoman is being inducted into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame which makes her feel humbled and proud, but also “slightly amused” to find herself among such illustrious company.
“For goodness sake. Me? Amongst that lot? OMG!,” she said….more