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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 2022 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.

**While New Zealand is in Covid-19 lockdown, classes onboard DORA are suspended**

StartFinishRegionKey Towns
13-Sep-202117-Sep-2021HurunuiLeithfield, Waiau, Rotherham, Waikari, Hawarden, Greta Valley, Motunau Beach, Culverden
30-Aug-202110-Sep-2021WaimakaririRangiora, Kaiapoi, Oxford, Pegasus, Silverstream and Woodend
27-Jul-202120-Aug-2021ChristchurchParklands, Hornby, Sumner, New Brighton, Linwood, Fendalton, Akaroa, Redwood, Spreydon, Little River, Papanui and Bishopdale
10-Jun-202111-Jun-2021AshburtonMethven, Ashburton, Rakaia
08-Jun-202109-Jun-2021WaimateSt Andrews, Glenavy
31-May-202104-Jun-2021SelwynLincoln, Rolleston, Darfield, Leeston
24-May-202128-May-2021TimaruTimaru, Geraldine, Temuka
10-May-202121-May-2021OtagoDunedin, Mosgiel
27-Apr-202107-May-2021CluthaBalclutha, Tapanui, Lawrence, Milton, Owaka, Clinton, Kaitangata, Waihoia
12-Apr-202123-Apr-2021Central OtagoAlexandra, Roxburgh, Millers Flat, Cromwell, Naseby, Ranfurly, Oturehua, Omakau, Clyde
15-Mar-20219-Apr-2021SouthlandWinton, Gore, Mataura, Lumsden
1-Mar-202112-Mar-2021North OtagoŌamaru, Kurow,  Ōtematata, Ōmārama, Hampden and Palmerston
22-Feb-202125-Feb-2020MarlboroughPicton, Blenheim
15-Feb-202118-Feb-2021Hawke’s BayTaradale, Napier
9-Feb-202112-Feb-2021Hawke’s BayHavelock North, Hastings, Flaxmere,
25-Jan-20215-Feb-2021Hawke’s BayWaipukurau, Waipawa
19-Nov-202004-Dec-2020Central King CountryTaumarunui
05-Oct-202030-Oct-2020GisborneGisborne, Ruatoria
07-Sep-202002-Oct-2020Eastern BOPOpotiki, Murupara, Kawerau, Whakatane
20-Jul-202014-Aug-2020NorthlandKerikeri, Paihia, Kaikohe, Dargaville, Whangarei
05-Mar-202018-Mar-2020NorthlandKaitaia, Kerikeri
03-Mar-202003-Mar-2020WaikatoHamilton TechFest, Claudelands Events Centre
24-Feb-202003-Mar-2020CoromandelWhangamata, Pauanui, Coromandel Town
20-Jan-202021-Feb-2020Nelson-TasmanStoke, Richmond, Motueka, Takaka, Nelson
23-Oct-201920-Dec-2019West CoastHokitika, Westport, Greymouth
16-Sep-201917-Oct-2019CoromandelCoromandel Town, Whitianga, Tairua, Thames, Whangamata
29-Jul-201913-Sep-2019WhanganuiWanganui, Marton, Bulls