Coromandel offered online banking lessons in DORA the bus

Coromandel 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 this week. Free online banking classes are being offered to Coromandel residents on DORA, a WiFi-enabled bus. DORA will be parking up at community centres, ... Read more

Stepping UP delivery network growing each year

Stepping UP now in 64 of New Zealand’s 67 Local Territorial Authority areas. Stepping UP has expanded in 2018-2019 with 158 venues now offering free digital skills training and services and another 17 soon to come on-board. We’re delighted with the progress in the past 12 months and we look forward to implementing new initiatives ... Read more

Digital Wellbeing Pilot goes ahead

Focus on keeping children safe online InternetNZ has approved a funding grant to Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa to work collaboratively with Hutt City Libraries to pilot an extension of the Stepping UP programme to help families keep themselves and their children safe online. Our goal is to provide knowledge, skills and internet connectivity to parents who are basic internet users ... Read more

Future proofing initiative coming to Whanganui first

Digital Banking classes begin July 2019 Whanganui residents, wanting to get on board for a future that includes more digital opportunities, will be the first in the country able to access a new mobile learning centre with online banking training. From next Monday, free classes are being offered to Whanganui residents on DORA, a converted ... Read more

2017-2018 Stepping UP Report

Stepping UP has had a very successful year in many different ways.  We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from delivery partners, trainers and participants and we’ve heard outcomes that continue to cement our belief that free digital skills training should available in every city, town and small community in New Zealand. The Digital Inclusion ... Read more

North Harbour now has a Spark Jump provider

Thanks to the team at North Harbour Budgeting Services Inc. (NHBSI), families living in and around North Harbour, now have access to the Spark Foundations’ Spark Jump service. NHBSI Manager, Barbara Cameron, is really pleased to be able to offer Spark Jump to her clients and says it’s a perfect fit for the organisation.  “We ... Read more

Timaru District Libraries - Explore | Encourage | Engage | Enrich

Timaru District bridges Digital Divide with subsidised broadband Spark Jump

“Access to the internet is critical to ensure our children can develop the digital skills needed to excel at school and later in life but for some families home broadband is not affordable. We know that Spark Jump will help more children in our community thrive,” says Ms. Hewlett,  Libraries Manager, Timaru District Libraries ... Read more

Spreading the word about Spark Jump

Recently we were delighted to tell 200 Budget Advisory organisations about Spark Jump. They saw how it could help many of their clients, and are keen to refer them to the large and growing network of local Spark Jump partners. Will you help spread the word too, to families it might help and to local organisations working with them? ... Read more

Spark Jump’s in 17 more libraries

We’re delighted to announce Spark Jump is now available in 17 more towns, with 26 more in the pipeline! Now many more families have access to affordable pre-pay wireless broadband so their children can keep up with the digital skills necessary in today’s world. ... Read more