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The Digital Strategy - Creating our Digital Future was launched by Minister for Information Technology David Cunliffe at Parliament at 2.30pm on Monday 16 May
He was joined by Economic, Industry and Regional Development Minister Jim Anderton, Minister Responsible for the National Library and Archives New Zealand Marian Hobbs and Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector and Small Business Rick Barker.
The launch included a videoconference with Christchurch Deputy Mayor Carole Evans, Hughan Ross of technology company ARANZ and two teachers from Waltham Primary School, a decile 2 school in South Christchurch. They illustrated what the Digital Strategy means for communities, businesses and schools.
The Digital Strategy is the government's action plan for ensuring all New Zealanders benefit from information and communications technology (ICT). Significant new funding to deliver the Strategy will be included in this week's Budget and announced at the launch. It can be found at www.digitalstrategy.govt.nz
The webcast is being streamed in different bit rates (connection speeds), to suit the variety of connections that viewers may have. The webcast is best viewed in Windows Media Player , Real Player. or Mplayer under Linux or Os-X.
After the launch a recording will be made available for watching by those who couldn't make it - this will probably be available Monday afternoon.
To watch the webcast - click here - http://www.r2.co.nz/20050516/launch.asx