Computers in Homes Coordinators meet in Rotorua

A highlight of the quarterly meeting of Computers in Homes coordinators, held in Rotorua on 27 and 28 August 2014, was a visit to Wingspan to view a stunning flying display by the resident New Zealand falcons.  Some of the coordinators even fancied themselves as budding falconers!  The visit came at the end of a day ... Read more

Computers in Homes receives Highly Commended EEO Diversity Award

The 2020 Trust’s Computers in Homes programme was recognised with a Highly Commended Award in the Cultural Celebration category at the annual Equal Employment Opportunity (Diversity Works) Diversity Awards, held in Auckland on 27 August 2014.  Trustees Selwyn Screen and Hazel Jennings attended the Awards dinner along with Computers in Homes National Coordinator, Di Daniels and a number ... Read more

Government Inquiry recognises Computers in Homes

A new report, tabled in Parliament, on parental engagement in lifting student achievement acknowledges the contribution that Computers in Homes is making in strengthening relationships and engagement with children and their families. The report was prepared by the Education and Science Select Committee and chaired by National MP, Dr Cam Calder. The report acknowledges that ... Read more

Kiwi kids isolated by ‘digital divide’ – 3 News article

Thomas Mead (TV 3 News) reports on Barbara Craig’s keynote address at NetHui: 09/07/2014 Auckland .. Most of those affected live in low socioeconomic areas and are unable to pay for an internet connection, while some struggle with confidence and feel they have been left behind by the ever-changing technology, she said. “We know that out ... Read more

Paul Matthews, CEO of IITP

IITP CEO calls for long-term funding of Computers in Homes

Paul Matthews, CEO of New Zealand’s IT association Institute of IT Professionals, is strongly in favour of Computers in Homes. Yesterday in the National Business Review, he said Computers in Homes is a “great example of a programme making a real difference” and calls for “funding certainty” for it. The article says: “Computers in homes ... Read more

Laurence Millar, Chair of 2020 Trust

Digital Literacy spend remains unaltered in budget

Press Release: The government will continue its commitment to the Computers in Homes digital literacy programme and fund a further 1,500 families in the next year. Today’s announcement means that the programme, the brainchild of the 2020 Communications Trust, will be able to extend digital inclusion to many families with school-aged children who do not have ... Read more

Dick Smith Partners with 2020 Trust

Dick Smith has announced a new sponsorship for the 2020 Communications Trust’s Computers in Homes programme.  The announcement was made in Christchurch today by Micah Gamman, Director for Dick Smith in New Zealand. Part of the sponsorship includes new laptop computers for DORA, the Trust’s mobile digital learning centre, based in Christchurch.  Representatives from the ... Read more

Laurence Millar, Chair of 2020 Trust

Census Reveals Regional Divide

Press Release: Opotiki District remains the most digitally disconnected area in New Zealand with only 50% of households having access to the internet, according to the Census 2013 data released yesterday. “In 2006, only 36% of Opotiki households had access to the internet, so the latest information shows a positive trend,” said Laurence Millar, Chair ... Read more

Laurence Millar, Chair of 2020 Trust

Trust welcomes digital literacy funding

Press Release: The funding boost for the Computers in Homes digital literacy programme, announced today has been welcomed by the 2020 Communications Trust. “We appreciate this on-going support from Government,” said Laurence Millar, Chair of the 2020 Communications Trust. “This will help us continue to tackle the digital divide for families with school-aged children who ... Read more

Ayush Pradhan, Shayal Pradhan, Jentanah Pan, Elly Sang representing Nepali, Kayan and Chin families, cut the Computers in Homes cake with National Coordinator Di Daniels.

Nelson Refugee Media Report

MEDIA RELEASE FOR NELSON Computers in Homes and Stepping UP to Digital Skills Since November 2011 Victory School has graduated 30 Refugee families and 38 Kiwi families through the Computers in Homes programme (CIH), which is an initiative of the 2020 Communications Trust and has been running since the year 2000. So far nearly 12,000 families ... Read more