Prime Minister stories
UK Government launches AI Opportunity Forum to boost private sector
The UK Government launches its first AI Opportunity Forum, a pioneering initiative to speed up AI adoption in the private sector, promising to fuel innovation and productivity.
Bletchley Park AI summit highlights global threat & essential safety strategy
Bletchley Park AI Safety Summit underscored serious artificial intelligence threats, urging for a global safety roadmap.
Thales appoints Jeff Connolly as CEO
Jeff Connolly appointed CEO of Thales Australia, taking the reins from retiring CEO Chris Jenkins, effective September 1, 2022.
Jacinda Ardern set to make ‘world-first’ event appearance as a hologram
NZ PM to appear as a world-first hologram at Techweek, highlighting tech innovation in the nation.
Hutt Valley teacher paves the way for tech, wins a Prime Minister’s Prize
Primary school teacher awarded Prime Minister's Science Prize for her work in science education. $150k prize awarded, $100k to school.
New APAC headquarters for Google in Singapore
Google's new APAC HQ opens in Singapore, marking growth and aiming to boost regional tech careers and innovation.
NZ Budget to pump $20M a year into Callaghan Innovation grants
The government will pump an extra $20 million a year into the research and development Growth Grants programme, one of three types of grant administer.
NZ, Vietnam aim to double two-way trade to $2.2B by 2020
NZ and Vietnam set ambitious $2.2B trade goal by 2020, after vibrant growth fuels leaders' confidence in bilateral ties.
National 'won't walk away' from SkyCity convention centre deal, says Little
The government will do whatever it can to ensure the Auckland convention centre is built under a deal with SkyCity Entertainment Group, said Labour.
NZ PM Key to outline social housing programme in first major speech of 2015
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key will tomorrow outline his government's plans to overhaul social housing, including the sale of government-owned.
Labour calls out John Key over phone and internet price hikes
Labour ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says John Key can’t duck the blame for internet and phone price increases.
NZ govt deficit bigger than expected as Solid Energy indemnity weighs
The New Zealand government's operating deficit was wider than expected in pre-election forecasts as income tax lagged forecast and an indemnity for.
NZ dollar charts new 7-year high vs. yen as Japan confirmed in recession
The New Zealand dollar rose against the greenback and reached a new seven-year high against the yen as figures showed retail sales are growing fast.
UPDATE: Global push to act on tax avoidance has broad support, English says
There is broad global support for moves to curb international tax avoidance, New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English said on the sidelines of the.
Internet Party removes ‘f*** you John Key’ ad
Internet MANA removes controversial video featuring audience members chanting obscenities towards Prime Minister after complaint to ASA.
Crown fibre to shortlist in a month
A shortlist of eligible partners for the government’s Ultra<br />Fast Broadband (UFB) is expected next month, according to Crown Fibre Holdings<br />Chair Simon Allen.
Fibre in the ground this year
Prime Minister John Key is promising that physical work will<br />have begun on the Government’s Ultra Fast Broadband plan by the end of the<br />year.
A call for excellence
Nominations are open for the 2010 Gen-i Public Sector Excellence Awards, recognizing stars in the public sector.