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Dunedin Digital Strategy Drives Economic Future

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Dunedin City Council’s Digital Strategy will be a key driver for Dunedin’s economic future, and should be fully supported, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said today.
Clare Curran
Dunedin South MP

26 July 2010 Media Statement
Dunedin Digital Strategy Drives Economic Future

The Dunedin City Council’s Digital Strategy will be a key driver for Dunedin’s economic future, and should be fully supported, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said today.

“The Dunedin Digital Strategy’s objectives to improve access to the digital world for Dunedin citizens, to achieve universal digital literacy and to enable Dunedin to become a recognised centre of technology and a pillar of Open Government are timely, necessary and crucial for the economic future of our community,” Clare Curran Said.

“I want to commend the Dunedin City Council, the New Zealand Computer Society and various software developers for their hard work on the Dunedin Digital Strategy.

Unfortunately too many regional strategies are being developed in a vacuum. The current government is no longer committed to a national digital strategy and in its absence regions are left fending for themselves.

Many New Zealand software developers’ futures are integrally tied to having a strong, regional and national digital strategy,” Clare Curran Said.

In his submission on the strategy today to the DCC, Paul Mathews Chief Executive of the New Zealand Computer Society emphasised that for Dunedin’s Digital Strategy to be effective it must truly be a strategy for all of Dunedin and will need to be embraced by civic, business, educational and community leaders as well as a part of a national strategy.
“Our ability to use technology is a core economic driver for our economy and a strength our community needs to harness.

This government’s policy around digital literacy and supporting New Zealand’s IT sector needs to shift from a singular focus on broadband infrastructure towards collaboration and community empowerment.
We all need to get behind Dunedin’s digital future,” Clare Curran said.
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