• Digital First Census 2018 – what went wrong?

    Guest blog: Accessibility and digital inclusion worker Bill Dashfield looks at the 2018 New Zealand Census, teases out reasons for the low response rate and suggests fixes. Ironically, the 2018 Census process prevented him from filling in his own census form online… Read more

  • New government fund for digital skills in homes

    20/20 Trust today welcomed the government’s announcement of a new fund to promote digital skills in homes. “We look forward to working with the government in delivering digital inclusion programmes” said Laurence Millar of 20/20 Trust. “There are still 100,000 school-aged children without internet access at home, and they continue to be a priority group Read more

  • North Harbour now has a Spark Jump provider

    Thanks to the team at North Harbour Budgeting Services Inc. (NHBSI), families living in and around North Harbour, now have access to the Spark Foundations’ Spark Jump service. NHBSI Manager, Barbara Cameron, is really pleased to be able to offer Spark Jump to her clients and says it’s a perfect fit for the organisation.  “We Read more at Stepping Up

  • 50% of users asked if they used the internet were answering online.

    Digital Divide worse than appears in latest report

    Bill Dashfield looks at the latest World Internet Project report, which implies only 6% of New Zealanders don’t use the internet. However, non-representative sampling has skewed the results – the real percentage not using the internet is much higher. Read more

  • Ashburton Learning Centre logo

    Subsidised broadband Spark Jump bridges Digital Divide in Ashburton

    Today Spark Foundation and 20/20 Trust have announced that subsidised broadband is available to families in Ashburton through the Ashburton Learning Centre, enabling more students to develop the digital skills necessary for today. Read more at Stepping Up

  • Dancing fpr joy at Nelson Refugee Programme (Computers in Homes) Graduation

    Refugees Connect to NZ and home on Refugee Day

    World Refugee Day is 20 June: 20/20 Trust’s Refugee Connect is helping refugees in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson and Dunedin gain internet skills and connect to New Zealand and family and friends around the world. Read more at Computers in Homes