Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Online government services a hit with Kiwis

Hon Peter Dunne Minister of Internal Affairs  

21 February 2014        Media

Statement   Online government services a hit with Kiwis  

Online Government services are proving popular with Kiwi families Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said today.

“By December, an average of 43.3% of measured government service transactions were happening online, up from 29 per cent in June 2012. New Zealanders are increasingly choosing to use Government services digitally.”   “The Government wants to improve New Zealanders’ ability to complete their transactions with government easily  and where possible, online. It is measuring this through Better Public Services by aiming for an average of 70 per cent of New Zealanders’ most common transactions with government to be completed in a digital environment by 2017”, says Mr Dunne.

The target is measured through ten key government services provided online including applying for a passport, filing an individual tax return, applying for Ministry of Social Development financial assistance, paying for vehicle licenses and applying for overseas visas.

“Good progress is being made but there is more work to do to ensure we integrate more Government services online. New Zealanders expect to be able to access more and more services from devices such as smart phones and iPads”, says Mr Dunne.

Background

•          Progress in government digital transactions is driven by Better Public Services Result 10,

•          a government programme handled by the Department of Internal Affairs, and supporting work being done across government agencies.

•          Result 10 exists because one of the Government’s four priorities is the delivery of better public services within tight fiscal constraints.

•          Two results fall under the result area ‘improving interactions with government’: Result 10 focuses on interactions between government and individual New Zealanders, while Result 9 focuses on interactions between government and business.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election