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Catalyst Cloud
Catalyst Cloud awarded NZ all-of-government contract
New Zealand cloud provider Catalyst Cloud has been awarded an All-of-Government Cloud Framework Agreement with Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs. 
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Katana
Katana announces expansion and release on DIA marketplace
Managed service company Katana has announced that its managed Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) implementation service has been released on the Department of Internal Affairs Marketplace.
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PIJF
Investigation: The NZ Govt is weakening its grip on nuisance spam
The nuisance spam has decreased markedly in 2021, but in 2007, a widely-disseminated factoid, of unknown origin, suggested that up to 85% of email sent in that year was unwanted spam.
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Risk management
DIA accused of being soft on vendor who delivered faulty software
Intelligence systems meant to back up investigations into identity fraud, money laundering and other threats became so degraded at the Department of Internal Affairs that most staff avoided using them.
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Digital Signage
Internal Affairs' intelligence and investigation system panned
The Department of Internal Affairs has given up on running a single investigation and intelligence system after years of trying to set one up.
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Department of Internal Affairs
Workbridges launches digital platform for disabled business owners
Grow Digital aims to help disabled small business owners improve their digital business presence and growth.
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Government
Victoria University to launch digital services micro course
“This course will give people the tools to understand and improve digital accessibility, whatever sector they’re in.”
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Department of Internal Affairs
Digital divide most impacts Kiwis in social housing & the disabled
The ‘digital divide’ is still very much present in New Zealand society, with those in social housing and those with disabilities feeling the most impacted by inadequate internet access.
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Cybersecurity
DIA to access info about .nz domain names
The information-sharing agreement aims to prevent and minimise behaviours that threaten a safe, secure and trusted .nz online environment.
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Government
Government agencies welcome first 15 GovTech Talent grads
“This is an excellent opportunity for today’s best and brightest graduates to help shape a new way of working for and with government.”
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Digital Transformation
Internal Affairs brings in HPE for govt transformation
“It demonstrates the collaboration and collective strength that agency chief executives aspired to when we developed the Government ICT Strategy."
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DigitalNZ
More of NZ's digital content to become freely available
"NZ was the first in the world to bring together hidden content from across galleries, libraries & museums into a comprehensive national service."
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Cloud
NZ Govt signs on with SAP to bring HR to the cloud
The New Zealand Government is set to save $5 million over a five-year period, after a partnership with SAP New Zealand was signed last week.
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Government
Govt makes improvements to online passport service
Since the start of the year nearly every month has seen an increase in the number of passport applications made online.
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Government
Oracle inks major NZ Government deal
The agreement, which closely aligns with the Government’s ICT Strategy, allows NZ's government agencies to make use of Oracle's Cloud services.
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Spam
Fight against spam now a global effort
Enforcement agencies from around the world including New Zealand have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to fight against spam.
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Cybersecurity
Government focuses on domain name security
The Department of Internal Affairs making changes to how it manages government website domain names.
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Scams
Scammers targeting Government call centres
The warning comes after several Government contact centre operators received calls from overseas callers pestering them for information about staff.
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Government
Online baby registrations proves a hit for Internal Affairs
The 50,000th online birth registration has been recorded by the Department on Internal Affairs since online registration went live a year ago.
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Government
By next year, 70% of Kiwis will primarily deal with the Government online
"New Zealanders have become used to information, services and products being available online, on demand, anywhere, any time."
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Scams
Trans-Tasman partnership rallies against spam
“The new agreement lifts the already close cooperation between New Zealand and Australia on spam and cyber security matters to a new level."
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Phishing
Elaborate widow scam sees Kiwi suffer 'significant' financial loss
The victim received a letter that appeared to be from the Minister of Internal Affairs and the DIA threatening extradition if payment wasn't received.
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Government
Government website recognised for user experience
“Our goal is to provide information that’s easy to find, access and use. The user experience is at the centre of everything we do.”
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School
Kiwi students using school computers to access porn
New Zealand students are accessing ‘inappropriate content’, namely pornography, on school computers more than ever before.