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Digital Marketing
How NZ Labour crushed the National Party on Facebook
National spent double on its Facebook marketing, and it wasn't enough.
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Twitter
Cheese rolls & eye-rolls: Twitter reacts to #NZBudget2018
Yesterday was Budget Day, and since our Labour-led government released its first budget, Twitter has been afire with responses.
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Nikki Kaye
Education Minister announces funding to draw STEM teachers
"This Government is continuing to invest heavily in our children’s futures and we have proven our commitment to transforming the education system."
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Chorus
Creative accounting? Labour questions Phase 2 of govt's UFB plan
"It sounds like creative accounting, and the indications are that Chorus has played hard ball to get the biggest share of the deal on its terms."
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Ministry of Education
Labour: Pasifika Education Centre doomed
“The Minister seems to have become so disconnected from the role PEC plays in promoting Pasifika languages and culture he now refuses to fund it."
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BYOD / Bring Your Own Device
Labour slams controversial 100k BYOD donation
The Labour Party is accusing the Govt of ignoring inequalities caused by BYOD after a controversial 100k donation to Wakatipu High School.
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Labour Party
Labour wants coding to be part of core curriculum
The Labour Party kicked off its Future of Work conference this week, announcing 10 Big Ideas. Amongst the ideas are several points about education.
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Labour Party
Labour’s big ideas
The Labour Party has announced 10 Big Ideas as part of its Future of Work conference held in Auckland this week, with technology playing a big role.
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Government
WINZ IT system has serious issues, says Labour
“The Minister should have fronted up and told people about the IT system failure, not waited for Labour to make it public."
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ICT
The 21st century ICT race is on, says Labour
“The opportunities opened up by the ICT revolution are jewels which our competitors overseas are chasing too."
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Education
More fees further undermine 'free' education, Labour says
“There is no question the financial pressures parents are facing for their kids’ education have increased hugely in the past few years."
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Labour Party
Joyce hits back at Labour over expenditure criticism
“The Labour Party are continuing to have a political crack at this agency."
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Labour Party
Classic Joyce: Labour scolds Govt's 'culture of extravagance'
"It seems like every second week this Ministry is doing something stupid with our money."
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Cybersecurity
Labour scoffs at KiwiRail's cyber security fail
“KiwiRail left a hole in its security so big you could drive a train through it."
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Amy Adams
Labour Party continues to bag on rural broadband initiative
The Labour Party says Minister Amy Adams is currently trying to contain the fallout from the Government’s $300 million rural broadband scheme.
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Labour Party
Government dragging its heels with Kiwi internet problems
The Labour Party says that while the National Government focuses on 2020, rural internet stagnates in 2015.
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Education
Labour poses the question: Are we ready for the Future of Work?
"Is it time for coding to be taught in all our schools to prepare Kiwi kids for the Future of Work? Do we need to create digital apprenticeships?"
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Labour Party
Labour Party to make SMBs a priority
Labour MP Jacinda Ardern talks business with integration and EDI specialists Flow Software.
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Labour Party
Labour: Rural broadband initiative 'massive policy failure'
"The RBI could prove to be one of the most misguided spends of this National government.”
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Maori TV
Maori TV: has editorial independence been compromised?
The Labour Party is calling for assurance on Maori TV editorial independence following the shock resignation of Mihingarangi Forbes last week.
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Government
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."
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Apple
Don't blame technology, rape is rape
"Rapists, not Tinder, [are] the threat to women," Kelvin Davis, Labour’s Associate Police spokesperson, he says.
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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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New Zealand Schools
Labour’s education policy aims to reduce digital divide
A Labour Government will ensure that all students in Years 5-13 will have access to a portable computer in the classroom and their home, says David Cunliffe, Labour Leader.