• Ka Pai Kaiti manager Tuta Ngarimu with a group of kaumatua as they learn the ins and outs of computers. Picture by Rebecca Grunwell & Gisborne Herald

    Kaiti computer hub to teach young and old

    Gisborne Herald:  A joint venture between Ka Pai Kaiti and Tairawhiti Technology Trust (Taitech, a 20/20 Partner) has opened a computer hub offering computer courses and connectivity for anyone in the community. The initial focus in on older people but this will widen to include school children, young people and the whole community. Read more

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    Digital literacy and digital inclusion

    ACE Aotearoa article: Most people agree digital literacy is nowadays essential for success; digital inclusion is now a high government priority. What does the 20/20 Trust do, and what have we learnt in 21 years of working for digital inclusion? Read more

  • Budgeting Services? No problem! Tania in her office doing the job she loves! She can now enjoy a Christmas without stress and so can her clients thanks to her budgeting skills.

    WINZ client to WINZ client advocate

    … I think the greatest feeling was going to Work & Income to sign off the benefit, what an awesome moment! Now when I go to Work & Income, I go as an advocate for my clients and that is a great feeling. I’ve been here for five months and look forward to work every day. Things are not such a financial struggle now and my children and I are looking forward to a fabulous Christmas. Read more at Computers in Homes

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    Report shows growing Digital Skills shortage

    A new report from the NZ Digital Skills Forum shows a large shortfall in advanced digital skills and also notes the underlying need for every citizen to be digitally literate, quoting “Digital skills should be treated with the same importance as numeracy and literacy.” Read more

  • The Hon. Clare Curran giving her first Ministerial Keynote speech, at NetHui

    Advisors needed for Government Digital Inclusion Blueprint

    Minister Clare Curran has called for expressions of interest in serving on a new Digital Economy and Digital Inclusion Advisory Group; its first priority is to develop a Blueprint for digital inclusion and digital enablement. The group will be up to 15 people who reflect New Zealand’s diverse communities, age groups and ethnicities, including perspectives from Māori. Read more

  • No Internet, no information, no opportunity

    UNICEF research says make the digital world safer for children, tackle digital divide

    Despite children’s massive online presence – 1 in 3 internet users worldwide is a child – too little is done to protect them from the perils of the digital world and to increase their access to safe online content, UNICEF says. The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a Digital World presents UNICEF’s first comprehensive look at how digital technology is affecting children’s lives and life chances, identifying dangers as well as opportunities. Read more

  • Pulse of our Nation MBIE report looks at digital in/exclusion in NZ

    Digital Divide exposed by ‘Pulse of our Nation’ report

    Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Clare Curran has released a research report describing the digital divide in New Zealand. Ms Curran says: “We’re doing well in terms of improving connectivity for New Zealanders, but while more people are getting better connectivity, more people are also being left behind. Read more

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    Subsidised broadband Spark Jump bridges Digital Divide in Hutt City

    Spark Jump subsidised broadband is now available in Lower Hutt thanks to a collaboration with ACTS Institute and the Spark Foundation. Spark Jump is for families with children up to the age of 18 who do not currently have a broadband connection at home and have suitable 4G coverage. Read more at Stepping Up

  • New NZ report: the State of the Internet 2017

    20/20 strategic partner InternetNZ has released the 2017 State of the Internet report, looking at 1) access to the Internet, 2) creative uses of the Internet, and 3) look at trust and security issues in New Zealand. Amongst other conclusions, InternetNZ said “We are going to focus much more on digital divides…” Read more

  • Coding is deeply creative work, say Nidhi Kulkarni and Erin Parker, co-founders of Spitfire Athlete, a strength training app.

    300+ Hour of Code events for NZ students next week

    The annual global ‘Hour of Code’ campaign is next week, 4th December to 10th December, in Computer Science Education Week.  According to hourofcode.com 302 events are taking place in New Zealand next week, including Minecraft in Te Reo. Read more