Simon Bridges stories
Xero opens Beautiful Business Fund to small businesses
Xero announced submissions are now open and there are four categories Kiwi small businesses can put themselves forward for.
Cheese rolls & eye-rolls: Twitter reacts to #NZBudget2018
Yesterday was Budget Day, and since our Labour-led government released its first budget, Twitter has been afire with responses.
Govt. puts $800,000 towards 3-D aerial mapping of Northland
The data can be used by forestry companies to help plan their logging operations and horticulture companies for sustainable land management.
Ultra-fast broadband is coming your way as government invests another $270 million
Superfast broadband boost as Gov't pledges £270m to connect 264,000 more homes and businesses by 2022.
New transport app to make Queenstown more accessible during snow season
With nearly 2 million tourists visiting Queenstown annually, the Choice app will provide visitors with all the information they need to know.
New consent regime makes access to ultra-fast broadband easier & faster
This will help us achieve our target of providing up to 85% of New Zealanders with access to fibre by the end of 2024.
InternetNZ: Telco Bill will protect fair broadband prices after 2020
Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill to have first reading in mid-August, says Communications Minister Simon Bridges.
Modernising NZ's telco sector: TUANZ applauds introduction of new Telco Bill
Simon Bridges to introduce Bill reviewing regulatory framework of NZ's telecommunications sector. Utility regulation model for UFB fibre included.
Simon Bridges to introduce Bill to modernise Telco Act to Parliament
The Commission will be able to make codes that address retail service quality if the industry fails to develop industry-led codes that are adequate.
Time to power up: Kiwi roads are bustling with 4,000 electric vehicles
Electric vehicles surge in NZ, hitting 4,000 mark on roads ahead of schedule, as government efforts spark EV adoption boom.
More competition needed - Tuanz backs Govt's request for review of mobile market
TUANZ backs Govt's call for a competition review in NZ's mobile sector, urging more market players for innovation.
NZ energy innovation bill speeds through its third reading in parliament
New Zealand introduces new measures to boost electric vehicles and energy efficiency, with changes to legislation and incentives for EV uptake.
NZ IoT Alliance report: Simon Bridges on the Govt's role in NZ's IoT future
Internet of Things (IoT) could bring over $2 billion of economic benefits to New Zealand, according to a report by the New Zealand IoT Alliance.
Simon Bridges announces reappointment of Telecommunications Commissioner
Dr Stephen Gale has been reappointed as Telecommunications Commissioner and member of the Commerce Commission in New Zealand.
Government targets 100% internet connectivity by 2025
It’s reviewing the proposals received in the tender process for the next phase of the Rural Broadband Initiative and the Mobile Black Spot Fund.
Teckweek’17 kicks off to to encourage global thinking and inspire youth
Techweek’17, a nationwide event showcasing New Zealand-grown technology and innovation to the world, kicked off today amidst much fanfare.
Kiwi Govt & digital sector align to drive NZ's digital transformation
The New Zealand Government has launched a digital sector alliance to explore the benefits of the Internet of Things.
New Zealand can't be complacent in its progress toward cyber security
The cooperation of the government with the private sector will be the crucial accelerant in the drive to improve cyber security across the economy.
From fast food to flying food: Domino's showcases NZ pizza delivery by drone
Pizza delivery by drone? In New Zealand? Disbelief aside, Domino's and Flirtey teamed up yesterday to show that it's about to become real - soon.
New Zealand ahead of the curve when it comes to electric vehicles
The New Zealand government is investing in electric cars with an ambitious package to encourage the switch to low emission transport.
New technologies lead Govt to overhaul transport sector rules
New Zealand overhauls transport rules to accommodate new technologies and streamline small passenger services.
ICT Minister gains environment portfolio
Amy Adams to be kept busy following resignation of Nick Smith.