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Aotearoa People's Network


  • APNK manager to attend LIANZA Conference 2013

    18 Oct 2013 The manager of APNK and Kōtui, Chris McClement will be in attendance at this year's LIANZA Conference 2013 in Hamilton. Any library staff members wanting information about the APNK or Kōtui services should feel free to approach Chris while at the conference. ... More ›
  • Waimate District Library now part of People's Network

    10 Oct 2013 Waimate District Library in South Canterbury officially became part of the Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa today with the installation of 3 PCs and wifi hotspot. Photos taken during the APNK installation at Waimate can be viewed at our Flickr.     ... More ›
  • Upper Hutt City Library joins APNK

    25 Sep 2013 Upper Hutt City Library joins APNK this week with APNK staff installing PCs and wifi over the last couple of days. Upper Hutt City Library will have 26 PCs as well as wifi, printers and a PC reservation system which allows for library patrons to book time on the computers. This is the first new installation since Western Bay of Plenty District Libraries joined in October 2012. Photos of the installation can be viewe... More ›
  • 2012 Strategic Review document now available

    26 Jun 2013 Late last year a Strategic Review of the Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa was undertaken by an independent consultant. The review included a series of recommendations for the future of the APNK service. Some of these recommendations referred to the wider service offer the National Library provides to public libraries.  The recommendations are under active consideration by the Library.... More ›
  • Vacancy: Technical Support Analyst

    10 May 2013 Applications for this position have now closed Vacancy Number: 12/208Location: ChristchurchType: Permanent, Full TimeBusiness Group: National LibraryBranch: Information and Knowledge ServicesSalary: $64,479  - $87,236Closing Date: 5pm, Thursday 23 May 2013 Please click here to download and view the job description.  Note: To view and print this document you must have Acrob... More ›
  • Oamaru gets PC reservation system

    07 Feb 2013 Today Oamaru Library in Waitaki District became the latest library to have a GO-GO PC reservation system installed. This added piece of technology allows customers to book sessions and helps library staff manage demand for PCs. Oamaru Library also had an extra PC installed which brings the number of terminals available for free public use up to six.   ... More ›
  • Extra facilities for Huntly Library

    06 Nov 2012 Huntly Library staff will be better able to manage demand for their APNK PCs from today when they get a GO-GO PC reservation system installed. The system allows for equitable management of high demand computing equipment and is an optional service offered by APNK. Scanning facilities will also be availabe to Huntly Library users from today with the installation of an A3 flatbed colour scanner. ... More ›
  • Western Bay of Plenty joins APNK

    18 Oct 2012 Western Bay of Plenty District Libraries joins APNK this week when PCs and wifi are installed at its four branch libraries at Waihi Beach, Katikati, Omokoroa and Te Puke. Installation of equipment started at Te Puke yesterday and continues at Katikati today with Omokoroa and Waihi Beach going online by the end of the week.... More ›
  • Thames Library gets GO-GO

    13 Jun 2012 Earlier today a PC reservation System known as "GO-GO" was installed at Thames Library. The system allows for equitable management of high demand computing equipment and is an optional service offered by APNK. For pictures of the GO-GO installation at Thames Library see our Thames-Coromandel District Libraries Flickr set. ... More ›
  • RBI extended to remote schools, hospitals and libraries

    17 Apr 2012 183 rural public libraries will be given the option of being part of The Government's rollout of RBI (Rural Broadband Initiative) fibre. A number of these libraries are APNK partners. For more information on what RBI inclusion means for public libraries see our RBI page. See also: RBI extended to remote hospitals, schools and libraries [press release]   ... More ›

Media Releases

  • Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa turns 5

    23 Nov 2012 Friday 23rd November marks the fifth anniversary of the Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa.   The APNK provides free access to broadband internet services in public libraries so that everyone can benefit from accessing, experiencing and creating digital content.... More ›
  • Kōtui delivers results for public library customers

    27 Oct 2011 Customers using the new Kōtui service in public libraries are loving the improved service, says Glenn Webster, head librarian for Marlborough District Libraries, the first library service in the country to implement the new collection search-and-management system. “They find what they’re looking for more quickly and easily, and have access to much more information than before,” Glenn says. Kōtui is a shared servic... More ›
  • High speed internet in libraries welcomed

    10 Aug 2011 The Minister Responsible for the National Library Nathan Guy has welcomed the inclusion of up to 82 libraries in the final tender process for the Government’s rural broadband initiative. “This will be a major boost for public access to the internet.... More ›
  • Free library internet service proves its worth

    07 Feb 2011 The Department of Internal Affairs Media Release A National Library-led initiative to provide free internet in libraries and marae across New Zealand has found overwhelming support for the scheme from users and staff, according to an independent review. The Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) provides free access to broadband internet services to more than 130 libraries and three marae, with more committed to j... More ›
  • Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) wins international internet award

    20 Oct 2010 The Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) has won the Australia and New Zealand Internet Best Practice Award 2010 in the ‘Best Access Initiative’ category which awards “initiatives that aim to combat the digital divide, facilitating access for groups such as the elderly, disabled or socially disadvantaged”. The APNK is managed by the National Library of New Zealand and provides free access to broadband internet se... More ›
  • Accolades aplenty for Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa

    16 Oct 2009 Media releaseFor general releaseOctober 15, 2009 Accolades aplenty for Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa The Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) recently picked up two national awardsfor its part in offering free broadband access at public libraries, and providing tools to help blind and vision-impaired New Zealanders access information on the web. At an awards ceremony held in Christchurch on Monday, APNK along... More ›
  • Big boost for Aotearoa People’s Network welcomed

    29 Aug 2008 The Aotearoa People’s Network provides people with free access to broadband internet through local libraries and has received a $2 million boost to extend its service into even more communities, National Library Minister Judith Tizard said today. The extra funding – released yesterday as part of the Digital Strategy 2.0 – will extend the service into a total of 130 libraries and up to 10 marae, as well as creating 30... More ›
  • Aotearoa People’s Network gains momentum

    02 Apr 2008 The Aotearoa New Zealand People’s Network, which provides free access to broadband Internet services in public libraries, is picking up speed with 22 libraries online and another 70 expected to be on board by the end of the year. “Our aim is to have every public library in New Zealand connected to the Internet so that New Zealanders from all communities, both large and small, can benefit from creating, accessing and ... More ›

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