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InternetNZ
Govt must step up to police social media - InternetNZ boss
A technology industry leader is urging the government not to shy away from policing social media platforms in New Zealand.
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E-waste
NZ’s first and only e-waste sorting machine launched
Computer Recycling launches e-waste shredder and MSS optical sorting machine BLUBOX, which is able to sort out a tonne of e-waste per hour
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Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
MYOB Kiwi business survey shocks with low confidence
The 2022 MYOB Business Monitor survey has found more than two thirds of SMEs are expecting the economy to decline in the next 12 months.
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COVID-19
Pandemic accelerates adoption but widens digital divide
1 in 10 Australians are digitally excluded, and it's estimated 1 in 5 New Zealanders struggle to engage in the digital world, an industry panel hears.
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NZ Government
Govt creates roadmap for growth in NZ's tech sector
The digital technology sector is now one of the country’s top earners, contributing an estimated $6.6 billion to the economy in 2019.
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The Ministry of Women
Ministry of Women paves the way for eInvoicing rollout in NZ government
Minitatanga mō ngā Wāhine (The Ministry of Women) is now the latest government agency to implement eInvoicing, making it easier for those in need to get support.
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NZ Government
NZ Govt backs new data-driven forecasting tool for agriculture sector
The New Zealand Government is investing in the development of a new forecasting tool that makes full use of innovative climate modelling to help farmers and growers prepare for dry conditions.
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Endpoint Protection
NZ Govt security information bill passes its first reading
“The Bill adds to the Government’s work to strengthen New Zealand’s protections against security threats, in line with the recommendations of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the March 15 mosques attack."
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Tech sector
Specialist border exemptions 'drop in the ocean' for NZ's tech sector
NZTech has released a statement applauding the Government response to the critical digital skills shortage, but acknowledges that it may not be enough.
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Cybersecurity
It's time for Kiwis to define the meaning of digital identity in Aotearoa
In late September the Government introduced a new bill to parliament that would fundamentally pave the way for digital Identity for citizens in Aotearoa, New Zealand. 
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Dell
James Arnold from Dell New Zealand shares his cancer story
“I live here. I’ve raised my family here, I love it. I’ve paid a considerable amount of tax in this country, and I contribute to the economy. I don’t want to relocate to Australia. This is my home.”
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Cybersecurity
The who’s who of NZ’s government & public cybersecurity agencies
With every new technology-enabled path we forge, we must also defend ourselves from cyber threats and exploitation. Here we take a look at some of Aotearoa's main cyber defenders.
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Trade Me
Trade Me hands less customer info over to authorities according to Transparency Report
Trade Me says it works hard to keep 'scumbags' off its site, but it also wants to protect customer privacy.
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consumer data right
Consumer data right could empower Kiwis to have more control over their data
Consumers are one step closer to having more control over how their data is shared.
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Ransomware
Govt to launch full inquiry into DHB ransomware attack
Minister Andrew Little has announced a full inquiry into the ransomware attack at Waikato DHB in the early hours of May 18.
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Southern Cross Cables
Southern Cross NEXT submarine cable touches down at Auckland's Takapuna Beach
“Being geographically isolated like we are in New Zealand means there’s never been a greater need to invest in our technology infrastructure," says Minister David Clark.
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Right to repair
EXCLUSIVE: The right to repair & why NZ must rethink the e-waste problem
What if there was a way to extend the lifespan of products before they end up in landfill? Device repairability seems like a logical step.
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Rackspace
Budget 2021: Govt backs digital skills training for small & medium businesses
“Greater adoption of digital skills and processes will help businesses and their staff to keep working safely through potential future disruptions or civil defence emergencies.”
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Cloud
Dynamo6 earns another spot on Govt's IT Marketplace
"It’s great to have the Marketplace ensuring government organisations don’t miss out on advancements," says Dynamo6 founder.
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SAP
Rimini Street signs marketplace agreement with New Zealand Govt
“This new agreement will provide more choice for New Zealand government agencies by enabling a more streamlined procurement process for critical enterprise software services, while also helping them optimise their IT spend.”
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NZ Government
NZ Minister for Trade and Export Growth welcomes Canada's interest in DEPA
"The DEPA comes at a time of considerable disruption to international trade and supply chains due to COVID-19, yet that experience has shown the value of our digital economy and digital trade."
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Small Business / SMB
Govt sets 5% target to include more Māori business contracts
“This new target for government procurement will further improve cash flow to Māori businesses. It also helps diversify the customer base for Māori businesses and build more resilience into Māori economic activity.”
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Cybersecurity
NCSC prevents $70m harm against NZ's nationally significant organisations
New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations have faced at least 352 cyber incidents in the 2019/2020 year, but the dangers are far from over.
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Compliance
Q&A: SMX director talks TaaS, compliance and NZX attacks
Techday spoke to SMX co-founder and director Thom Hooker, who takes us through the implications of last week’s attack for the future of TaaS, and the changes in compliance regulations for the sector.