Good news stories

We are on the lookout for good news stories.  We publish these in our Annual Report and they provide incredibly important feedback to our funders.  So, we are seeking your help in identifying some good news stories – anything from the last 12 months, for any of our programmes – Stepping UP, DORA and Digital Banking, Digital Wellbeing and of course, Jump.  Our particular focus is to profile some individuals who have participated in one of our digital inclusion programmes and who is willing to share their story (and a photograph).

With the extension of the Jump criteria on 25 March 2020 to include more groups of digitally excluded people, we are particularly interested in a diversity of stories from different digitally excluded groups:

  • Māori
  • Pacific Peoples
  • People in social housing
  • families with low incomes
  • People in rural communities
  • Unemployed people
  • People with low literacy skills
  • People with disabilities
  • Migrants and refugees
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • Seniors

We have a journalist who is helping us and she is happy to interview people directly, but we need your help with introductions please.  Please email me,  laurence@diaa.nz ,with any suggestions.

Author: Laurence Zwimpfer

I am committed to supporting the development of New Zealand as a digitally included nation, where everyone has equitable opportunities to benefit from the digital world.

2 thoughts on “Good news stories”

  1. Is there any known issue with pre-Lockdown stocks of modems not registering properly with Skinny? We had a sign up last week using a modem we had in stock from pre-Covid-19 Lockdown. The modem had issues with Skinny registering and verifying it and I think they are now going to try another modem? We are having quite a few sign ups tomorrow and are hoping the other pre-lockdown modems will be able to sign up ok.

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    1. Kia ora John
      There haven’t been any changes that would affect the performance of pre-Covid modems. They are identical. I suspect you might just have a faulty unit, so you are doing the right thing and swapping out for another one. Put the ‘faulty’ one in your recycling box.

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