DORA

DORA (Digital On-Road Access) was set up in 2012 with support from InternetNZ to provide a mobile learning centre in Christchurch following the 2011 earthquake.  DORA was subsequently used to support Stepping UP programmes on the West Coast and Digital Seniors in the Wairarapa.  The classroom is suitable for use by up to 10 adults at any one time.  DORA’s onboard equipment is powered by solar charged batteries, and internet access is provided by both terrestrial wireless networks (3G and 4G), and in more remote areas, by satellite.  This enables DORA to operate at any location in New Zealand that is reachable by road.

From July 2019 to June 2021 DORA is on a national ‘tour of duty’ delivering Digital Banking classes.

DORA is scheduled to visit the following regions but registrations of interest in hosting DORA can be sent to sue@diaa.nz.


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As long as New Zealand is at Covid-19 Level 1, then the information below is current**

Start Finish Region Keys Towns
27-Jul-2021 20-Aug-2021 Christchurch Parklands, Hornby, Sumner, New Brighton, Linwood, Fendalton, Akaroa, Redwood, Spreydon, Little River, Papanui and Bishopdale
10-Jun-2021 11-Jun-2021 Ashburton Methven, Ashburton, Rakaia
08-Jun-2021 09-Jun-2021 Waimate St Andrews, Glenavy
31-May-2021 04-Jun-2021 Selwyn Lincoln, Rolleston, Darfield, Leeston
24-May-2021 28-May-2021 Timaru Timaru, Geraldine, Temuka
10-May-2021 21-May-2021 Otago Dunedin, Mosgiel
27-Apr-2021 07-May-2021 Clutha Balclutha, Tapanui, Lawrence, Milton, Owaka, Clinton, Kaitangata, Waihoia
12-Apr-2021 23-Apr-2021 Central Otago Alexandra, Roxburgh, Millers Flat, Cromwell, Naseby, Ranfurly, Oturehua, Omakau, Clyde
15-Mar-2021 9-Apr-2021 Southland Winton, Gore, Mataura, Lumsden
1-Mar-2021 12-Mar-2021 North Otago Ōamaru, Kurow,  Ōtematata, Ōmārama, Hampden and Palmerston
22-Feb-2021 25-Feb-2020 Marlborough Picton, Blenheim
15-Feb-2021 18-Feb-2021 Hawke’s Bay Taradale, Napier
9-Feb-2021 12-Feb-2021 Hawke’s Bay Havelock North, Hastings, Flaxmere,
25-Jan-2021 5-Feb-2021 Hawke’s Bay Waipukurau, Waipawa
19-Nov-2020 04-Dec-2020 Central King Country Taumarunui
12-Nov-2020 17-Nov-2020 Turangi Turangi
09-Nov-2020 11-Nov-2020 Murupara Murupara
02-Nov-2020 07-Nov-2020 Wairoa Wairoa
05-Oct-2020 30-Oct-2020 Gisborne Gisborne, Ruatoria
07-Sep-2020 02-Oct-2020 Eastern BOP Opotiki, Murupara, Kawerau, Whakatane
20-Jul-2020 14-Aug-2020 Northland Kerikeri, Paihia, Kaikohe, Dargaville, Whangarei
05-Mar-2020 18-Mar-2020 Northland Kaitaia, Kerikeri
03-Mar-2020 03-Mar-2020 Waikato Hamilton TechFest, Claudelands Events Centre
24-Feb-2020 03-Mar-2020 Coromandel Whangamata, Pauanui, Coromandel Town
20-Jan-2020 21-Feb-2020 Nelson-Tasman Stoke, Richmond, Motueka, Takaka, Nelson
23-Oct-2019 20-Dec-2019 West Coast Hokitika, Westport, Greymouth
16-Sep-2019 17-Oct-2019 Coromandel Coromandel Town, Whitianga, Tairua, Thames, Whangamata
29-Jul-2019 13-Sep-2019 Whanganui Wanganui, Marton, Bulls