“I physically felt like I was going to die”

“I physically felt like I was going to die”

 That’s a heck of a statement for anyone to make, let alone someone who has a high public profile, such as minister of the Crown. Having interacted with politicians across all parties, including Clare Curran, for many years this was a wake up call for those of us who...
It pays to stay local; Open Procurement

It pays to stay local; Open Procurement

By Chloe Gunn, from NZRise member company Catalyst. Recent events may have you thinking about how we should be focusing on investing into our economy, you may be supporting your local cafés with takeaways and buying gifts from local artists – well this approach needs...
Thoughts on digital inclusion

Thoughts on digital inclusion

This is an opinion piece by Laurence Millar and was originally published in our Spring 2019 newsletter.     Source: Good Things Foundation As government places increasing emphasis on digital services, digital inclusion becomes an essential consideration for...
Disinformation and democracy

Disinformation and democracy

An opinion piece by Rahul Watson Govindan.   “Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect…”  Jonathan Swift Truth is what you...
Online voting?  No thanks!

Online voting? No thanks!

An opinion piece by NZRise board member, Laurence Millar. I do all my banking, travel booking, shopping and communicating online.  Surely in the 21st century, I should be able to vote online? If you are voting to elect the president of your sports club, then...
Improving elections digitally

Improving elections digitally

This is an opinion piece of NZRise Co-Chair and Ackama CEO, Breccan McLeod-Lundy and was originally published here. New Zealand just had another round of local elections with turnouts so low that it makes the link between elections and the democratic mandate of those...