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Cory Doctorow talks machine learning and big data in NZ

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 11:00 am | Joseph Cederwall

International internet and digital technology commentator Cory Doctorow talked about machine learning and big data at the Privacy Commissioner’s PrivacyLive event on 13 March 2018 in Wellington. More >>

Interview: Dominic Hoey on hip-hop, poetry, gentrification and dealing with chronic illness

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 4:55 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Dominic Hoey is a poet, author, musician, actor and chronic illness sufferer. He has previously performed under the stage name Tourettes as a hip-hop artist releasing a number of acclaimed solo works. After a sold out debut season in 2017, Dominic ... More >>

Review: The Sun Also Rises - Passion and Tension in Europe

Friday, 2 March 2018, 5:05 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Aficion is Spanish for passion - and it was passion that carried Elevator Repair Service’s verbatim theatrical staging of Hemmingway’s classic novel in “The Select (The Sun Also Rises)” in the New Zealand Festival. More >>

Cumbia – Ageless Queen of Latin Music

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 4:54 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Chico Trujillo - a Chilean big-band with almost two decades experience perform at WOMAD in March. The musical core of the project is the highly popular pan-Latin American genre of ‘cumbia’ - a 19th century Afro-Colombian music style combining West ... More >>

Report on government applications of blockchain technology

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 4:09 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Report on government and democracy applications of the blockchain A new report has highlighted the increasingly realistic possibility applications value of the ‘blockchain’, to transform government. More >>

Hope for a 'Life Economy' - an interview with John Perkins

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 12:25 pm | Joseph Cederwall

John Perkins is the author of The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2016), the New York Times bestsellers Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004), The Secret History of the American Empire (2007), and many other books on transformation. More >>

Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Child Poverty Legislation

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 6:06 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern held her first post-cabinet press conference for the 2018 year this afternoon, following the meeting of cabinet. Ardern announced the details of the Government's new legislation aimed at setting accountable and ... More >>

Progress on open government finally

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 11:26 am | Joseph Cederwall

Last year I wrote about the great potential of Open Government here , and about the last Government’s performance on the OGP to date here . These provide background on why Open Government is important and how New Zealand has been doing so far. More >>

Auckland Transport ridesharing app trial a positive step

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:55 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Auckland Transport is seeking proposals for a ride-sharing system to help address Auckland's transport woes. The public transport agency is scoping a trial platform to support an on-demand ride-sharing service, including apps for both the driver ... More >>

Catalan pro-independence parties win narrow majority

Friday, 22 December 2017, 10:37 am | Joseph Cederwall

With over 90 pct of Catalan vote counted, pro-independence parties appear to have a narrow majority. The unionist ‘Citizens’ party are marginally ahead in vote share and could finish as the largest party, however, the three pro-independence ... More >>

Malian ‘Desert Blues’ revolutionaries to storm WOMAD

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 5:02 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Malian band Tinariwen (playing WOMAD NZ in March 2018) are a true musical revolutionaries in every sense. Active since 1982, these nomadic Tuareg or ‘Kel Tamashek’ (speakers of Tamashek) electric guitar legends revolutionised a traditional style to give birth ... More >>

People’s Report on Public Broadcasting and Media Presented

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:50 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Today at Parliament, a crowdfunded report on public interest media, along with an open letter in support of the recommendations it contains were presented to Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran. More >>

Queenstown Airbnb Reform a Good Start But Not Far Enough

Friday, 10 November 2017, 12:20 pm | Joseph Cederwall

The Proposed changes to short-term visitor accommodation rules in the Queenstown Lakes district are a good step in the right direction to ensuring affordable housing for locals and longer-term tourists. More >>

How To Vote To Ensure A More Open Government

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 6:43 am | Joseph Cederwall

Part two of an Opening the Election 2017 series on Open Government in Aotearoa. If you are still wondering what open government is, and why it is important to NZ then the first article is a good start for you . More >>

Open Government – Inoculating Against Fascism

Friday, 1 September 2017, 4:15 am | Joseph Cederwall

The ultimate aim of any human society should be to ensure the prosperity, freedom and fulfilment for all of its members. Our shared natural, economic and social resources are part of a common inheritance or ‘commonwealth’, therefore must be utilised ... More >>

Why We Need a More Open Election in 2017

Friday, 18 August 2017, 3:23 am | Joseph Cederwall

In April Scoop received crowdfunding from our generous supporters in order to achieve the goal of “Opening The Election” in 2017. We are happy to announce that Scoop’s new Opening The Election 2017 page is live now. More >>

UBI could increase human well-being and help save the planet

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 11:45 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Anthropologist Jason Hickel believes basic income could be part of the solution to this problem of the pervasiveness of the growth mentality. He presents UBI as forming part of a strategy of "planned de-growth," which he believes will "increase ... More >>

Universal Basic Income - The Future of Work in Aotearoa?

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:22 am | Joseph Cederwall

A Universal Basic Income (UBI) is an unconditional minimum income provided to every member of society regardless of age, working status or level of income. The UBI seeks to maintain a functional market economy in the face of increasing technological disruption, ... More >>

Freshwater as a common good; healthy and sustainable water

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:35 am | Joseph Cederwall

“How can we ensure we have healthy and sustainable water in New Zealand for the future?” More >>

WOMAD goes Literary

Friday, 28 October 2016, 11:23 am | Joseph Cederwall

Usually host to a world of music and dance, this year WOMAD is expanding their horizons to incorporate the ‘world of words’ – a sort of pop-up global literary café. The programme is focused on literature, poetry and stories and thinking from around ... More >>



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