Unique online banking training for Wairoa

The COVID lockdown accelerated Kiwi’s switch to online banking and those still wanting to make the change will get an extra helping hand in Wairoa next week. DORA – the unique WiFi enabled bus supported by Kiwibank – is visiting local communities to help people explore alternatives to paying by cheque, learn online banking and ... Read more

DORA to charm Gisborne

She may not be super flashy or brand spanking new, but that’s what keeps her real.  DORA, our Digital-On-Road-Access bus is currently causing a stir in Tairawhiti by offering free digital banking classes to anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of online banking and how to stay safe while doing so. Our amazing ... Read more

On their way; more digitally savvy Dunedin seniors!

The Covid-19 lockdowns in New Zealand had a major impact on seniors with no internet access and who didn’t have the necessary digital know-how to change their situation.  Many were socially, financially, and physically isolated for long periods and it was a lonely and scary time. A spin-off from the lockdowns is that many people ... Read more

New Digital Literacy Programme for Seniors

The Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa (DIAA) is pleased to announce a new digital literacy programme for seniors – Better Digital Futures for Seniors.  With support from The Office for Seniors, we have developed a customised programme for seniors, based on our successful Stepping UP initiative.  We have also shaped Better Digital Futures to reflect the ... Read more

Covid-19 lockdown affects programme delivery

The Covid-19 national lockdown is affecting the delivery of all our programmes. Skinny Jump (previously called Spark Jump) is continuing with a new no-contact process and eligibility criteria have been extended. However, not all our delivery partners will be operating. Please view the Jump Map on Skinny’s site for contact details during the lockdown period. ... Read more

Top o’ the South to get tips

Unique online banking training for Nelson and Tasman Nelson and Tasman residents wanting to get on board for a future that includes more digital opportunities will be able to access a new mobile learning centre and online banking training from next week. With the support of Kiwibank, online banking classes are being offered to Nelson ... Read more

DORA & her sidekick ‘Dora’ in Santa Parade

While DORA is an acronym for Digital On-Road Access, it’s true she was initially named ‘Dora’ because she was going to be a digital ‘explorer’ bus.   But seeing as we didn’t want to fork out millions to Nickelodeon over trademarking proprietary, it was decided it’d best be an acronym instead.  Digital On-Road Access pretty much ... Read more

Wild but totally worth it on the West Coast!

DORA endured some pretty heavy-duty weather whilst on the West Coast this month but, as expected, she handled it like a charm.  Nothing stops DORA getting through to her communities! From Murchison to Franz Josef, DORA travelled with teams from WestREAP, Kiwibank and Westland District Libraries.  Drivers Tom, Kevin and Colin were superb and we ... Read more

Fabulous feedback in Thames!

When a team of people comes together with a shared vision, it’s amazing what can be achieved.  With Matt Sephton from Coromandel Independent Living Trust handling logistics, Luanne Johnstone becoming the trainer extraordinaire, and promotional and location support from Thames-Coromandel Libraries, the digital banking classes really were a hit with those who hopped onboard. A ... Read more

Digital Banking classes for West Coasters

West Coast residents wanting to get on board for a future that includes more digital opportunities will be able to access a mobile learning centre and online banking training from this week. Free online banking classes are being offered to West Coast residents on DORA, a WiFi enabled bus that will be familiar to many ... Read more