Clare Curran stories
Government launches digital procurement processes for IT spending
The New Zealand government has launched Marketplace, a digital procurement platform designed to make it easier for suppliers to engage with government agencies and vice versa.
NZTech programme aims to encourage more young girls into tech
Curran spoke to nearly 200 secondary school girls taking part in ShadowTech 2018.
Otago experts to work with Government on AI framework
University of Otago's AI experts invited by NZ government to develop AI and predictive analytics framework #ArtificialIntelligence #NewZealand.
Clare Curran targeted in Facebook impersonation; warns Kiwis to be vigilant
New Zealanders warned to report any suspicious activity on their Facebook accounts to CERT NZ, says Minister Clare Curran. Fake accounts are a common online scam.
Government widens CTO search despite more than 60 applicants
New Zealand government widens search for chief technology officer as minister Clare Curran says they haven't found the right person.
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.
Labour scoffs at KiwiRail's cyber security fail
Labour Party criticises KiwiRail's cyber security, saying the test website was left open to the public allowing free bookings.
Labour slams Govt. rural broadband scheme
Labour Party criticizes Government's rural broadband initiative as failures in the region prompt outcry.
Labour: Rural broadband initiative 'massive policy failure'
Labour Party criticises Commerce Committee's decision to block inquiry into rural broadband initiative.
'National's negative attitude to public broadcasting is baffling' - Labour
Labour accuses National government of cutting public broadcasting funding, resulting in lowest level in NZ history.
John Key's chickens on notice over official information requests
Labour's Open Government spokesperson Clare Curran has warned New Zealand Prime Minister John Key that the misuse of information requests by his government will no longer be tolerated.
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.
National 'finally wakes up' to rural broadband issues
New Zealand's new $150m rural broadband fund must be truly contestable and not a slush fund for large telcos, warns Labour ICT spokesperson Clare Curran.
'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.
Is taxpayer cash being used to plug Chorus' copper hole?
Chorus accused of using taxpayer money intended for fibre network to plug revenue gaps, says Labour’s ICT spokesperson.
Labour slams Govt's millon-dollar tech start-up u-turn...
Labour's ICT Garage Grants policy has been mocked by the government, but Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has now pledged support and funding for ICT entrepreneurs.
Would a Labour CTO lead a ‘Digital Upgrade’ in NZ?
Labour plans to create the position of Chief Technology Officer to advise the Prime Minister and Cabinet on ICT issues.
Is Govt's 'mismanaged' Windows XP migration costing taxpayers millions?
Labour's ICT spokesperson accuses Peter Dunne of mismanaging the outdated computer systems in the public service, leading to increased security risks.
State-funded Chorus fibre plans nothing more than a PR stunt?
Chorus urged to extend #Gigatown prize as UltraFast Fibre offers its own gigabit service. Plans branded as a publicity stunt.
Key ducks but can’t avoid High Court Chorus slap
High Court rules against NZ government, forcing it to accept Commerce Commission's process for setting copper prices. Labour says govt's mistakes have damaged broadband infrastructure program.
Is Chorus stitch-up a backdoor bailout?
Government strengthens Chorus' monopoly in fibre rollout, effectively bailing them out with taxpayer's money, says Labour's Clare Curran.
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.
'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.
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.