Laurence Millar, Chair of 2020

Trust welcomes digital literacy funding

Press Release: The funding boost for the Computers in Homes digital literacy programme, announced today has been welcomed by the 2020 Communications Trust. “We appreciate this on-going support from Government,” said Laurence Millar, Chair of the 2020 Communications Trust. “This will help us continue to tackle the digital divide for families with school-aged children who ... Read more

Laurence Millar, Chair of 2020

2020 Trust and InternetNZ join forces in a new partnership

Press Release: The 2020 Communications Trust and InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) have today announced a new strategic partnership that will see the organisations work more closely together on their shared goal of digital inclusion for all. As well as developing closer operational relationships, InternetNZ is pleased to announce significant new operating funding for 2020. The ... Read more

Laurence Zwimpfer - 2020 Contracts Director

DORA scoops Internet Access Award in Australia

Press Release: DORA, the 2020 Communications Trust’s mobile digital learning centre, scooped the top award in the Internet Access & Digital Skills category at the 2012 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs), held in Australia this week. The Award was presented at a gala dinner held at the Old Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday ... Read more

Laurence Millar, Chair of 2020

NZCS and 2020 Trust consolidate Digital Literacy efforts

Press Release: The NZ Computer Society (NZCS, now known as the Institute of IT Professionals NZ or IITP), the professional body of the ICT sector and largest ICT body in the country and the 2020 Communications Trust, a registered Charitable Trust established in 1996 to undertake digital literacy projects, today jointly announced a significant consolidation of national ... Read more

Laurence Zwimpfer - 2020 Contracts Director

Transpower supports Computers in Homes

Press Release: A small ceremony at Pomare School in Lower Hutt yesterday marked the start of a new partnership between Transpower, the state-owned operator of New Zealand’s national electricity grid, and Computers in Homes, a digital literacy programme supported by Government and delivered in low income communities throughout New Zealand by the 2020 Communications Trust and ... Read more

Laurence Millar, Chair of 2020

Government inquiry into Digital Literacy welcomed

Press Release: The 2020 Communications Trust has welcomed the opportunity to present its views to the select committee inquiry into 21st century learning environments and digital literacy. The deadline for submissions to the select committee is on Friday 11 May. “Our Trust has been working for over 15 years to promote digital literacy,” said Laurence Millar, ... Read more

Laurence Millar, Chair of 2020

ICT in Schools Survey – 2011

SCHOOLS WILL NEED HELP WITH ULTRA-FAST BROADBAND Press Release: A new report released today by the 2020 Communications Trust reveals that while most schools are ready and eagerly awaiting the roll-out of the government’s ultra-fast broadband initiative, principals believe they will need help in making full use of the network capabilities. Specifically this includes further ... Read more

Laurence Millar, Chair of 2020

2020 reaches 15 year milestone with election of a new Chair

Press Release: The 2020 Communications Trust reached a 15-year milestone today with the election of Laurence Millar as the trust’s seventh chairperson. The outgoing chair, Earl Mardle completed a three-year term as chair. Earl’s contribution throughout the last 15 years was acknowledged at the AGM of the trust, held in Wellington today. Earl was instrumental in ... Read more

Laurence Zwimpfer made member of the New Zealand order of Merit

Laurence Zwimpfer, Contracts Director for Computers in Homes and 2020 Communications Trust, has become a member of the New Zealand order of Merit for his services to information technology. From the Governor General’s website: For services to information technology. Mr Zwimpfer has been involved in information and communication technology in a variety of ways for ... Read more

Laurence Zwimpfer - 2020 Contracts Director

UK expert calls for expansion of Computers in Homes

Press Release: The Computers in Homes programme along with other digital inclusion initiatives such as Computer Clubhouse and Aotearoa People’s Network should be expanded to ensure no-one misses out from the Government’s Ultra-Fast broadband (UFB) programme, says a visiting UK expert. Dr Tim Williams, a UK urban regeneration expert, was speaking in Wellington on Monday 2 ... Read more