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 20201 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.


**DORA’s schedule has now been updated. 
As long as New Zealand is at Covid-19 Level 1, then the below information is current**

Start Finish Region Keys Towns
29-Jul-2019 13-Sep-2019 Whanganui Wanganui, Marton, Bulls
16-Sep-2019 17-Oct-2019 Coromandel Coromandel Town, Whitianga, Tairua, Thames, Whangamata
23-Oct-2019 20-Dec-2019 West Coast Hokitika, Westport, Greymouth 
20-Jan-2020 21-Feb-2020 Nelson-Tasman Stoke, Richmond, Motueka, Takaka, Nelson
24-Feb-2020 03-Mar-2020 Coromandel Whangamata, Pauanui, Coromandel Town
03-Mar-2020 03-Mar-2020 Waikato Hamilton TechFest, Claudelands Events Centre
05-Mar-2020 18-Mar-2020 Northland **COVID 19 LOCKDOWN**Kaitaia, Kerikeri
20-Jul-2020 14-Aug-2020 Northland Kerikeri, Paihia, Kaikohe, Dargaville, Whangarei
07-Sep-2020 02-Oct-2020 Eastern BOP Opotiki, Murupara, Kawerau, Whakatane
05-Oct-2020 30-Oct-2020 Gisborne Gisborne, Ruatoria
02-Nov-2020 07-Nov-2020 Wairoa Wairoa
09-Nov-2020 11-Nov-2020 Murupara Murupara
12-Nov-2020 17-Nov-2020 Turangi Turangi
19-Nov-2020 04-Dec-2020 Central King Country Taumarunui
07-Dec-2020 18-Dec-2020 Wellington Porirua, Kapiti, Hutt Valley
11-Jan-2021 22-Jan-2021 Wellington Porirua, Kapiti, Hutt Valley
25-Jan-2021 5-Feb-2021 Hawke’s Bay Waipukurau, Waipawa
9-Feb-2021 12-Feb-2021 Hawke’s Bay Havelock North, Hastings, Flaxmere,
15-Feb-2021 18-Feb-2021 Hawke’s Bay Taradale, Napier
22-Feb-2021 25-Feb-2020 Marlborough Picton, Blenheim
1-Mar-2021 12-Mar-2021 North Otago Oamaru, Kurow and Palmerston
15-Mar-2021 7-May-2021 Southland Winton, Gore, Mataura, Lumsden, Te Anau, Balclutha
10-May-2021 21-May-2021 Otago Dunedin, Alexandra, Mosgiel
24-May-2021 25-Jun-2021 Canterbury Christchurch