Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Pasifika-IT Event a Huge Success

Pasifika-IT Event a Huge Success

The 2020 Communications Trust organized Pasifika-IT day held on Friday, the 31st of March 2006 was a huge success, says organizer Don Hollander.

The meeting was organized to take advantage of the large number of Pacific IT people in Wellington for the ICANN Wellington meeting and Pacific Communications Forum of 16 South Pacific Ministers.

Mr Hollander, chair of the 2020 Communications Trust which has a brief to spread the benefits of ICT, says the Pasifika IT Day attracted more than 70 people from at least 16 countries.

“It was also very useful for people in New Zealand who have an interest in ICT in the Pacific to meet over a range of issues.

Among those attending were the Ulu (Prime Minister) of Tokelau, the Chairman of the Pacific Island Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC), the Chairman of UNESCO’s Information for All (IFAP) program, and Associate Pacific Island Affairs Minister, Luamanuvao Winne Laban.

There were more than 20 speakers and the conference was supported by ten sponsors, including several from the private sector based in New Zealand, Fiji and Samoa.

Details of the conference and copies of presentations are available at


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>



Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news