Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Help us Develop the Otago Digital Strategy


Help us Develop the Otago Digital Strategy

Dunedin (Tuesday, 13 November 2012) – Otago residents and businesses have the opportunity to tell their councils about their needs and challenges with regards to the Internet, digital skills and what digital services the region needs to make it a great place to work and live.

The Dunedin City Council has come together with four other local councils (Central Otago District Council, Clutha District Council, Waitaki District Council and Otago Regional Council) to develop a Digital Strategy for the Otago region. The strategy will provide a plan of action to equip and prepare the community to take advantage of current and future digital opportunities. Development of the strategy is being led by the Digital Office.

Mayor Dave Cull says it is an exciting project for both the city and the surrounding region.

“Clearly we need to be more than just part of the digital age – we need to be leaders in it. It is a fantastic resource for business, for education and for building a stronger community, and the development of the strategy is a great opportunity for Dunedin people to play their part.”

The first step in developing the strategy is to understand the needs and challenges local communities and businesses are facing; this will include a region-wide survey. All residents, employers and employees in Otago are encouraged to respond to the survey to establish a clear picture of the digital challenges faced by the community today.

The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OtagoDigitalStrategy or from the local councils, including the DCC’s Customer Services Centre.

Stuart Dillon-Roberts who leads the Digital Office says “this is an exciting opportunity for Otago, a chance to hear and understand the digital challenges across our region and together build a vision on how we can connect, grow and capitalise on digital technology.”

Results from the survey will be made available in the New Year with a target to have the Otago Digital Strategy developed by March 2013. For more information about the progress of the strategy, please visit the Digital Office website (www.digitaloffice.co.nz).

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news