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The Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications, Hon Dr David Clark has opened the discussion for all New Zealanders to have their say on creating a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa. The newly published discussion document, Towards a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa features three themes; Mahi Tika – Trust, Mahi Tahi – Inclusion and Mahi Ake – Growth.
Since last year’s COVID-19 lockdowns began, New Zealanders have shown the potential to adopt digital solutions to help support learning and working, connecting and doing business during a pandemic. One of the key steps to ensure we reach our potential in the digital age is to create a blueprint that considers and supports the aspirations of all New Zealanders.
We have the opportunity to be a world leading digital nation built on trust and known for the ethical deployment of emerging technologies. Our vibrant sector is the fastest growing industry in New Zealand and has grown 30 percent faster than the economy overall. The tech sector can also help foster a diversified, future focused and resilient economy.
View Towards a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa – Te koke ki tētahi Rautaki Matihiko mō Aotearoa here.
How can I share my views?
- Attend a virtual hui during October and November.
- Join the online discussion to explore the challenges and ideas.
- Email or post submissions to the Digital Strategy for Aotearoa team.
Discussion closes on 10 November, 2021. All feedback will be received by a joint agency team and will be used to help inform the development of a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa in the coming months.
Te whakaāhei i te puāwaitanga me te taurikura o te katoa o Aotearoa i roto i te ao matihiko.
Enabling all of Aotearoa New Zealand to flourish and prosper in a digital world.