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

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