Laurence Zwimpfer - 2020 Contracts Director

2014 Survey on Digital Technologies in Schools – now open for responses

All New Zealand schools have been invited to take part in a survey of their use of digital technologies. This survey has been carried out every two to three years since 1993 and provides critical information on the state of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure development and the use of digital technologies in schools. Since ... Read more

Hon Nikki Kaye - Associate Minister of Education

Future-focused learning report released

From Beehive website: Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye has today released a report showing that widespread and mobile access to the internet will lead to new and significant opportunities and challenges for the education system. “The report – Future-focused learning in connected communities­ – was developed by the 21st Century Learning Reference Group. It sets ... Read more

Paul Matthews, CEO of IITP

IITP CEO calls for long-term funding of Computers in Homes

Paul Matthews, CEO of New Zealand’s IT association Institute of IT Professionals, is strongly in favour of Computers in Homes. Yesterday in the National Business Review, he said Computers in Homes is a “great example of a programme making a real difference” and calls for “funding certainty” for it. The article says: “Computers in homes ... Read more

Laurence Millar, Chair of 2020

2020 View: Budget Support

2020 welcomes Budget support for Computers In Homes … but more is needed … The 2014 Budget maintains government commitment to Computers in Homes, funding 1,500 families in the next year. “We appreciate this on-going support from Government, which ensures that thousands more school children will get access to the internet and technology” said Laurence ... Read more

Laurence Millar, Chair of 2020

Digital Literacy spend remains unaltered in budget

Press Release: The government will continue its commitment to the Computers in Homes digital literacy programme and fund a further 1,500 families in the next year. Today’s announcement means that the programme, the brainchild of the 2020 Communications Trust, will be able to extend digital inclusion to many families with school-aged children who do not have ... Read more

Local Hero Award Finalists

Wellington is well-placed to carry off an award in this year’s Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards to be announced at a gala awards dinner tonight in Auckland. Three of the finalists for awards are from the Wellington region. In the line-up for the New Zealander of the Year Award is Māori educator, Dame ... Read more

Laurence Millar (2020 Trust) and Di Daniels (Computers in Homes) with Micah Gamman (Dick Smith) launch the new Computers in Homes sponsorship at the Dick Smith Northwood Store in Christchurch.

Dick Smith partners with 2020 Trust

Press Release: Dick Smith has announced a new sponsorship for the 2020 Communications Trust’s Computers in Homes programme. The announcement was made in Christchurch today by Micah Gamman, Director for Dick Smith in New Zealand. Part of the sponsorship includes new laptop computers for DORA, the Trust’s mobile digital learning centre, based in Christchurch. Representatives ... Read more

Laurence Millar, Chair of 2020

Census Reveals Regional Divide

Press Release: Opotiki District remains the most digitally disconnected area in New Zealand with only 50% of households having access to the internet, according to the Census 2013 data released yesterday. “In 2006, only 36% of Opotiki households had access to the internet, so the latest information shows a positive trend,” said Laurence Millar, Chair ... Read more

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