Government productivity report slammed for underplaying NZ ICT sector

A report published by Government has come under fire for not giving enough credit to the importance of New Zealand's ICT sector and heavily referencing Google's own report.

Joint research project 'Growing the digital economy in Australia and New Zealand' , put together by the New Zealand Productivity Commission and Australian Productivity Commission, did nothing to highlight the opportunities within the local ICT and digital sectors, and heavily references a report commissioned by Google, a critic says.

NZRise co-chair and Catalyst founder and director Don Christie says he was disappointed at the report, which he said wrote off New Zealand's digital sector as too small to bother with.

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