21 Dec 2023

Government IT project halted due to being off track

From Morning Report, 7:41 am on 21 December 2023

A stop has been called to a $150 million government IT project because it has gone so badly off track.

The Department of Internal Affairs admitted to RNZ on Wednesday it has called a stop to the huge project that had aimed to put all births, deaths and marriages data online in the cloud.

It has terminated contractors, and employees' jobs may be on the line, too.

Phil Pennington spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.