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UK Government launches AI Opportunity Forum to boost private sector
Tue, 30th Jan 2024
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digital transformation
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ai
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productivity
The UK Government launches its first AI Opportunity Forum, a pioneering initiative to speed up AI adoption in the private sector, promising to fuel innovation and productivity.
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Bletchley Park AI summit highlights global threat & essential safety strategy
Tue, 7th Nov 2023
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edutech
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bi
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big data
Bletchley Park AI Safety Summit underscored serious artificial intelligence threats, urging for a global safety roadmap.
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Thales appoints Jeff Connolly as CEO
Fri, 17th Jun 2022
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nz
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support
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customers
Jeff Connolly appointed CEO of Thales Australia, taking the reins from retiring CEO Chris Jenkins, effective September 1, 2022.
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Jacinda Ardern set to make ‘world-first’ event appearance as a hologram
Fri, 18th May 2018
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NZ PM to appear as a world-first hologram at Techweek, highlighting tech innovation in the nation.
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Hutt Valley teacher paves the way for tech, wins a Prime Minister’s Prize
Wed, 29th Mar 2017
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cloud services
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government
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science
Primary school teacher awarded Prime Minister's Science Prize for her work in science education. $150k prize awarded, $100k to school.
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New APAC headquarters for Google in Singapore
Tue, 15th Nov 2016
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edutech
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developers
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google
Google's new APAC HQ opens in Singapore, marking growth and aiming to boost regional tech careers and innovation.
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NZ Budget to pump $20M a year into Callaghan Innovation grants
Tue, 14th Apr 2015
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nz
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callaghan innovation
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government
The government will pump an extra $20 million a year into the research and development Growth Grants programme, one of three types of grant administer.
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NZ, Vietnam aim to double two-way trade to $2.2B by 2020
Thu, 19th Mar 2015
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vietnam
NZ and Vietnam set ambitious $2.2B trade goal by 2020, after vibrant growth fuels leaders' confidence in bilateral ties.
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National 'won't walk away' from SkyCity convention centre deal, says Little
Tue, 10th Feb 2015
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nz
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auckland council
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The government will do whatever it can to ensure the Auckland convention centre is built under a deal with SkyCity Entertainment Group, said Labour.
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NZ PM Key to outline social housing programme in first major speech of 2015
Wed, 28th Jan 2015
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government
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nz
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cost
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key will tomorrow outline his government's plans to overhaul social housing, including the sale of government-owned.
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Labour calls out John Key over phone and internet price hikes
Fri, 12th Dec 2014
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chorus
Labour ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says John Key can’t duck the blame for internet and phone price increases.
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NZ govt deficit bigger than expected as Solid Energy indemnity weighs
Wed, 10th Dec 2014
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new zealand superannuation fund
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economy
The New Zealand government's operating deficit was wider than expected in pre-election forecasts as income tax lagged forecast and an indemnity for.
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NZ dollar charts new 7-year high vs. yen as Japan confirmed in recession
Mon, 17th Nov 2014
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new zealand dollar
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wellington
The New Zealand dollar rose against the greenback and reached a new seven-year high against the yen as figures showed retail sales are growing fast.
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UPDATE: Global push to act on tax avoidance has broad support, English says
Sun, 16th Nov 2014
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microsoft
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apple
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technology gifts
There is broad global support for moves to curb international tax avoidance, New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English said on the sidelines of the.
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Internet Party removes ‘f*** you John Key’ ad
Tue, 19th Aug 2014
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internet party
Internet MANA removes controversial video featuring audience members chanting obscenities towards Prime Minister after complaint to ASA.
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Crown fibre to shortlist in a month
Thu, 18th Feb 2010
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broadband
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crown fibre holdings
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ufb
A shortlist of eligible partners for the government’s Ultra<br />Fast Broadband (UFB) is expected next month, according to Crown Fibre Holdings<br />Chair Simon Allen.
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Fibre in the ground this year
Tue, 9th Feb 2010
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broadband
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crown fibre holdings
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fibre
Prime Minister John Key is promising that physical work will<br />have begun on the Government’s Ultra Fast Broadband plan by the end of the<br />year.
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A call for excellence
Tue, 17th Nov 2009
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awards
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police
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public sector
Nominations are open for the 2010 Gen-i Public Sector Excellence Awards, recognizing stars in the public sector.