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Government launches digital procurement processes for IT spending
“Together we can change procurement into a much more flexible, agile process taking advantage of what digital platforms can offer.” - Clare Curran
09 Aug 18
NZTech programme aims to encourage more young girls into tech
Curran spoke to nearly 200 secondary school girls taking part in ShadowTech 2018.
22 May 18
Otago experts to work with Government on AI framework
“AI and algorithms offer great opportunities, but also some potential pitfalls.”
07 May 18
Clare Curran targeted in Facebook impersonation; warns Kiwis to be vigilant
“It’s frightening to think someone is impersonating you online and CERT NZ is there to help people sort out issues and feel safe again online."
23 Apr 18
Government widens CTO search despite more than 60 applicants
“Even though I am very keen to establish this role, I’m not prepared to make a decision in haste.”
15 Feb 18
Government report shines light on NZ's digital divide
Curran says the previous government didn’t make the report public until after the election as it exposed the digital divide in New Zealand.
06 Dec 17
Labour scoffs at KiwiRail's cyber security fail
“KiwiRail left a hole in its security so big you could drive a train through it."
17 Feb 16
Labour slams Govt. rural broadband scheme
"It’s time Amy Adams stood up for regional New Zealand."
22 Oct 15
Labour: Rural broadband initiative 'massive policy failure'
"The RBI could prove to be one of the most misguided spends of this National government.”
06 Jul 15
"National's negative attitude to public broadcasting is baffling" - Labour
"National's negative attitude to public broadcasting is baffling. Something needs to change, and soon."
29 May 15
John Key's chickens on notice over official information requests
"Entrenched cynical and manipulative abuse of official information requests by his Government will no longer be tolerated."
16 Dec 14
Labour calls out John Key over phone and internet price hikes
Labour ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says John Key can’t duck the blame for internet and phone price increases.
12 Dec 14
National "finally wakes up" to rural broadband issues
"Broadband connections in rural New Zealand are poor by world standards."
27 Aug 14
"Slow, sluggish, not sweet at all"... Labour slams broadband
Rural communities, frustrated by slow and unstable broadband, have been delivered a two fingered salute by Steven ‘Everything’s Sweet' Joyce.
05 Aug 14
Is taxpayer cash being used to plug Chorus' copper hole?
"Chorus has had three years warning of the inevitable fall in copper prices."
21 Jul 14
Labour slams Govt's millon-dollar tech start-up u-turn...
"While he’s copying one of our policies he should adopt the rest as well. The industry has welcomed the whole package."
16 Jul 14
Would a Labour CTO lead a ‘Digital Upgrade’ in NZ?
"For too long, Information Technology has been seen as a backwater in government."
10 Jul 14
Is Govt's "mismanaged" Windows XP migration costing taxpayers millions?
"More than $1 million has already been paid out over an unspecified time to continue support of nearly 20,000 DHB computers still using XP."
08 Jul 14
State-funded Chorus fibre plans nothing more than a PR stunt?
"UltraFast Fibre’s announcement of ‘gigabit’ services to eight towns across the central North Island confirms Chorus’ social media #Gigatown competition is nothing more than just a cynical public relations exercise."
14 Jun 14
Key ducks but can’t avoid High Court Chorus slap
"John Key, Amy Adams and Steven Joyce have all contributed to one of the major botch-ups of the National Government..."
17 Apr 14
Is Chorus stitch-up a backdoor bailout?
"Yet another dodgy deal has been stitched up."
12 Mar 14
Cunliffe not Curran to blame for Labour ICT leak
Despite initial reports to the contrary, Labour have this afternoon revealed that party ideas on ICT policy were in fact sent from leader David Cunliffe’s office.
05 Mar 14
"Shipwreck" Labour leaks secret ICT plan to Govt…
Labour has been left deeply embarrassed following revelations that party ideas on ICT policy were accidentally emailed to Communications Minister Amy Adams yesterday.
05 Mar 14
Labour calls for "international expert" to assess Chorus financial probe
An international expert should be brought in to conduct the independent assessment of Chorus’ financial position, according to opposition party Labour.
14 Nov 13