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Innovation
The Hutt Valley primed to be NZ's next tech hub
“We have a fantastic opportunity in the Hutt to build on our strengths and turn our city into a Technology Valley."
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Government
Nga Taonga: Bringing our history into the modern world
“This is a sign of continued commitment to future-proofing our stories and history, and ensuring all of us can access material from the archives."
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Government
"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."
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Television
National government hindering progress in television captioning, says Green Party
On average only 25 percent of New Zealand television is captioned compared to 85 percent in Australia and 99 percent in the United Kingdom and United States of America.
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Facebook
Post-election Facebook: all is not quiet.
I’ve noticed that left-wing supporters are far more vocal about their distaste for the right than right-wing supports are at all.
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Government
SMB boost as National outlines Business Growth Agenda...
"These 10 projects are crucial to lifting New Zealand's growth rate and providing more opportunities for Kiwi businesses to invest and grow jobs."
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Gaming
Key "sets record straight"... Rubbishes mass surveillance claims
"There is not, and never has been, mass surveillance of New Zealanders undertaken by the GCSB..."
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Government
The cyber security spy who didn't love me... Greens slam PM
"Mass spying and cyber protection are two separate issues. It is wrong for John Key to justify mass surveillance as being necessary for cyber security, it is not."
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Government
Kiwi SMEs... Which political party do you trust with NZ's future?
"Any party that makes a commitment to cutting red tape will win the support of New Zealand’s SMEs – and free them to make a still greater contribution to New Zealand."
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Amy Adams
National ramps up broadband initiative... targets 200,000 Kiwis
"Having completed nearly 40 per cent of the build to more than half a million houses and businesses, we believe it is time to extend UFB to a further 200,000 New Zealanders."
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Internet
Labour slams broadband plans... "misses the mark by a country mile"
"National’s polling clearly indicates regional New Zealand has lost patience with the current abysmal connectivity and is scrambling to patch over the cracks."
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Internet
National "finally wakes up" to rural broadband issues
"Broadband connections in rural New Zealand are poor by world standards."
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Internet
Govt reveals $150m rural broadband boost
"The RBI is making an immense difference to the way our rural firms do business, the way our kids learn and the way our health services deliver to us as patients."
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National
Labour unveils SMB policy… National rejects it
Small businesses with fewer than 20 staff will get a bigger bite of the procurement pie under a Labour Government, leading to National branding the plans half-baked.
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Government
“Go home Dotcom”… Drury slams “depressing” political ICT plans
As the political heavyweights debated the future ICT roadmap for New Zealand last night, Rod Drury sat shaking his head in the crowd.
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Government
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."