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Search for CTO to be widened

2018 Feb 12

The government is to widen the search for New Zealand’s first Chief Technology officer. Broadcasting, Communications, Digital Media and Government Digital Services Minister Clare Curran says she…

Government committed to captioning

2018 Feb 08

Every New Zealander should have the best possible access to media content and this year Government commits to exploring options to increase captioning on New Zealand television and film.1 Broadcas…

Waitangi Day marked across the country

2018 Feb 01

Waitangi Day will see people throughout Aotearoa joining together to mark the signing of our country’s foundation document Te Tiriti o Waitangi and commemorating it in a variety of ways, Minister1…

Heritage buildings receive helping hand

2018 Jan 16

A 150-year-old pub is among three heritage buildings to receive funding to help with earthquake strengthening, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern announced today. The Hurunui H…

Prime Minister congratulates Honours recipients

2017 Dec 30

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Jacinda Ardern today congratulated the 179 New Zealanders named on the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.  “Although this list was compi…

New appointment to Broadcasting Standards Authority

2017 Dec 22

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has appointed Aucklander Wendy Palmer to the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) Board. “Wendy Palmer’s considerable1bro…

New Chief Technology Officer role created

2017 Dec 19

Communications Minister Clare Curran has called for expressions of interest for the new role of Chief Technology Officer position to help drive a forward-looking digital agenda for New1Zealand. …

Digital skills landscape report welcomed

2017 Dec 18

The Government has welcomed the release of a report on the digital skills landscape in New Zealand and says it’s committed to training and upskilling more New Zealanders with the expertise they1ne…

Digital advisory group to be established

2017 Dec 15

A new advisory group is to be set up to advise the Government on how it can build the digital economy and reduce digital divides.  Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media and Government1Di…

Report on public broadcasting received

2017 Dec 12

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has welcomed a report on the future of public broadcasting and media and thanked the group behind it for its work and commitment to…

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