NZPI’s PlanTechNZ group launch event

The New Zealand Planning Institute recently established a Special Interest Group called PlanTechNZ. I've been a member of the steering group progressing this initiative and we were very pleased to have been able to continue to launch the group despite the disruption of COVID19 lockdown and the postponement of the conference until next year. What … Continue reading NZPI’s PlanTechNZ group launch event

Course dates go ahead – get some CPD done during lockdown

The NZPI has moved some of the CPD programme online temporarily, and this includes the Emerging Technologies and Resource Management courses I present which were scheduled for 1 May in Tauranga and 13 May in Dunedin. Given these courses are now location-independent it is a great chance to register if you missed it in your … Continue reading Course dates go ahead – get some CPD done during lockdown

Work from Home – eight things for work at home success

Week two of our lockdown. Hopefully you are up and running from home, but it is far from normal yet, right? As the novelty wears off (or thin) check out this post for a list of eight things you may not have set up yet in your adjustment to working from home. These little things … Continue reading Work from Home – eight things for work at home success

My Work from Home Tips – structure, communication and courage

I've been working from home for a while now. Here are my top tips, adjusted to our current circumstances of a sudden mass adoption of work from home. This post covers three main themes: Establish a structure for your day Agree with your team the best ways and times to connect Lean in to the … Continue reading My Work from Home Tips – structure, communication and courage

An invaluable cyber security resource

I attended a presentation this week by CERT NZ and learnt some valuable things about cyber security which I thought would be great to share this week. Firstly, what was the event? It was hosted by Microsoft and showcased the digital transformation of a range of kiwi businesses - more on that another time. One … Continue reading An invaluable cyber security resource

A new Digital Council for NZ

Government leadership on New Zealand's digital transformation has taken another step forward with the creation of the Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand. The Digital Council is an independent advisory group convened by the Minister for Government Digital Services and the Minister of Statistics. It is tasked with maximising the societal benefits of digital and … Continue reading A new Digital Council for NZ

Safer Internet Day – Online Safety and Privacy

There is a Day for everything these days, and Tuesday was the day for a Safer Internet. Days like this are a good reminder for those important things we never take the time to deal with. What preventative steps should we take to safeguard our security and do what is necessary to look after ourselves? … Continue reading Safer Internet Day – Online Safety and Privacy