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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
**DORA’s schedule has now been updated. As long as New Zealand is at Covid-19 Level 1, then the below information is current**
|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|
|20-Jul-2020||14-Aug-2020||Northland||Kerikeri, Paihia, Kaikohe, Dargaville, Whangarei|
|07-Sep-2020||02-Oct-2020||Eastern BOP||Opotiki, Murupara, Kawerau, Whakatane|
|19-Nov-2020||04-Dec-2020||Central King Country||Taumarunui|
|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|
|1-Mar-2021||12-Mar-2021||North Otago||Ōamaru, Kurow, Ōtematata, Ōmārama, Hampden and Palmerston|
|15-Mar-2021||9-Apr-2021||Southland||Winton, Gore, Mataura, Lumsden|
|10-May-2021||21-May-2021||Otago||Dunedin, Alexandra, Mosgiel|
|24-May-2021||28-May-2021||Timaru||Timaru, Geraldine, Temuka|
|31-May-2021||04-Jun-2021||Selwyn||Lincoln, Rolleston, Darfield, Leeston|