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Digital Strategy Proposes New Directions for ICT

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The New Zealand Digital Strategy paper has been released as a draft document by the Associate Minister of Information Technology, Hon David Cunliffe, for feedback from interested people and…

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The New Zealand Digital Strategy paper has been released as a draft document by the Associate Minister of Information Technology, Hon David Cunliffe, for feedback from interested people and organisations. The full document (including feedback form) is available on the Ministry of Economic Development's website at:Digital Strategy Proposes New Directions for ICT.

Digital Strategy: A Draft New Zealand Digital Strategy for Consultation

Creative New Zealand is working with other agencies in the cultural sector to gather in and collate feedback about the draft strategy to the Ministry of Economic Development. Please use the feedback form available via the link above and send your completed form to: digitalstrategy@mch.govt.nz The New Zealand Digital Strategy paper has been released as a draft document by the Associate Minister of Information Technology, Hon David Cunliffe, for feedback from interested people and organisations. The full document (including feedback form) is available on the Ministry of Economic Development's website at:Digital Strategy Proposes New Directions for ICT.

Digital Strategy: A Draft New Zealand Digital Strategy for Consultation

Creative New Zealand is working with other agencies in the cultural sector to gather in and collate feedback about the draft strategy to the Ministry of Economic Development. Please use the feedback form available via the link above and send your completed form to: digitalstrategy@mch.govt.nzIt can also be posted to: Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5336. Deadline: 16 July 2004.

Realising New Zealand's economic, social and cultural goals is the focus of the Government's draft Digital Strategy, released today by Associate Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe.

"We live in a time of rapid and unparalleled technological change. This strategy is about enabling all New Zealanders to realise the benefits this change offers." said David Cunliffe.

"The strategy proposes bold new directions for the Government's ICT investments. This Government sees ICT as an important tool for empowering New Zealanders to participate fully in society. We also want to make sure it is being used to make government more accessible and that communities and businesses are using it to help them grow" said David Cunliffe.

Key areas of emphasis in the strategy include:

improving access to New Zealand content, such as national heritage collections and government information developing the digital confidence and capability of all New Zealanders and ensuring the ICT environment is trusted, secure and reliable supporting grassroots developments to build the ICT capability of communities increasing the potential of ICT to create value for businesses in all sectors; and
using ICT to improve the delivery of government services to citizens, particularly in health and education.

Public feedback is sought. A number of fora for the industry, community and cultural sectors will be held over the next two months.

The draft Digital Strategy documents and feedback form can be accessed from the links below. Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Minister's office via the contact below. The closing date for submissions is 16 August 2004.

Contact: Julian Kersey, Office of Hon David Cunliffe, 04-471 9116, 021-811 999.

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Arts Work Project

20 Jun 2004

Interests Creative Industries development