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Young dark skinned girl with long dark brown hair, brown eyes and pink top signs “support”. Wall to wall bookshelves in background.
Young dark skinned girl with long dark brown hair, brown eyes and pink top signs “support”. Wall to wall bookshelves in background.
Young girl signs “support”

The Minister and Council members grouped together smiling at the camera. Mitchell Pham in centre holds a copy of the report.
The Minister and Council members grouped together smiling at the camera. Mitchell Pham in centre holds a copy of the report.
Council members present report to the Minister: From left Hon Dr David Clark, Kendall Flutey, Marianne Elliott, Mitchell Pham, Colin Gavaghan, Nikora Ngaropo, Rachel Kelly

Kia ora koutou — we are the Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand. We are looking forward to sharing our mahi (work) here with you. In keeping with the #weeknotes approach, we want to be transparent about our work. We are looking for input from people from all walks of life to inform our advice to the New Zealand Government. We want to contribute to an Aotearoa where technology is used in ways that grow trust, embrace innovation and embed equity.

This week we reached another milestone for our first year. We delivered our report Towards Trustworthy and Trusted Automated…


By Judy Cochrane, communications support for the Digital Council

Symbol for better inclusion. Inverted cube and changed word exclusion to inclusion. Beautiful wooden table, white background
Symbol for better inclusion. Inverted cube and changed word exclusion to inclusion. Beautiful wooden table, white background
Source Big Stock/Dzmitry Dzemidovich

Kia ora koutou — we are the Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand. We are looking forward to sharing our mahi (work) here with you. In keeping with the #weeknotes approach, we want to be transparent about our work. We are looking for input from people from all walks of life to inform our advice to the New Zealand Government. We want to contribute to an Aotearoa where technology is used in ways that grow trust, harness innovation and embed equity.

Over the past few weeks we’ve been building our own…


Old Invercargill Tramway tram at intersection. Coloured brown with yellow trim and modern city buildings in the background.
Old Invercargill Tramway tram at intersection. Coloured brown with yellow trim and modern city buildings in the background.
Source: Big Stock/RuslanKphoto

Kia ora koutou — we are the Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand. We are looking forward to sharing our mahi (work) here with you. In keeping with the #weeknotes approach, we want to be transparent about our work. We are looking for input from people from all walks of life to inform our advice to the New Zealand Government. We want to contribute to an Aotearoa where technology is used in ways that grow trust, harness innovation and embed equity.

As the Digital Council, you would probably expect us to be promoting the rapid uptake of new innovations and…


Kia ora koutou — we are the Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand. We are looking forward to sharing our mahi (work) here with you. We want to be transparent about our work. We are looking for input from people from all walks of life to inform our advice to the New Zealand Government. We want to contribute to an Aotearoa where technology is used in ways that grow trust, harness innovation and embed equity

Close up of a white 3D printed tree against a green background
Close up of a white 3D printed tree against a green background
3D tree gifted to the new Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications, and Minister of Statistics. Designed and printed by Callaghan Innovation’s AddLab

Pockets of Aotearoa and the public sector have been busy embracing technologies, growing expertise, growing data, creating apps, downloading apps, making games, playing games, buying…


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Kia ora koutou — we are the Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand. We are looking forward to sharing our mahi (work) here with you. We want to be transparent about our work. We are looking for input from people from all walks of life to inform our advice to the New Zealand Government. We want to contribute to an Aotearoa where technology is used in ways that grow trust, harness innovation and embed equity.

Importing, exporting and moving goods around Aotearoa and the world comes with a long paper trail. Literally. Up to twenty different entities require 10–20 paper…


Red web process update key on laptop keyboard
Red web process update key on laptop keyboard
Image source: BigStock/Cienpies

Kia ora koutou — we are the Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand. We are looking forward to sharing our mahi (work) here with you. In keeping with the #weeknotes approach, we want to be transparent about our work. Plus, we are looking for input from people from all walks of life to inform our advice to the New Zealand Government on harnessing the potential of digital and data to make Aotearoa New Zealand a great place for all.

We are providing a quick update on activities this week as a break from our usual commentary on what we are…


Hand flips cubes with letters on them and changes the word ‘problem’ to ‘progress’
Hand flips cubes with letters on them and changes the word ‘problem’ to ‘progress’
Image source: Big Stock/Dzmitry Dzemidovich

Kia ora koutou — we are the Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand. We are looking forward to sharing our mahi (work) here with you. In keeping with the #weeknotes approach, we want to be transparent about our work. Plus, we are looking for input from people from all walks of life to inform our advice to the New Zealand Government on harnessing the potential of digital and data to make Aotearoa New Zealand a great place for all.

Members of Pasifika communities in Aotearoa who work in the digital space gave us the same message last week that we’ve…


Green key on computer keyboard with “partnership” written on it
Green key on computer keyboard with “partnership” written on it
Image source: BigStock.com/tashatuvango

Kia ora koutou — we are the Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand. We are looking forward to sharing our mahi (work) here with you. In keeping with the #weeknotes approach, we want to be transparent about our work. Plus, we are looking for input from people from all walks of life to inform our advice to the New Zealand Government on harnessing the potential of digital and data to make Aotearoa New Zealand a great place for all.

Members of the Digital Council’s research team and secretariat participated in a wānanga with Māori Data Sovereignty experts last week. The…


Kia ora koutou — we are the Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand. We are looking forward to sharing our mahi (work) here with you. In keeping with the #weeknotes approach, we want to be transparent about our work. Plus, we are looking for input from people from all walks of life to inform our advice to the New Zealand Government on harnessing the potential of digital and data to make Aotearoa New Zealand a great place for all.

Hands holding a plant seedling in the rain
Hands holding a plant seedling in the rain
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Last week we started an intense period of analysing the findings from our workshops on trust in automated decision making. People…

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