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NZ’s international tech reputation growing

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:38 am | Make Lemonade

A constant stream of international business delegations are arriving in New Zealand to learn more about our innovation ecosystem and to look for the next big thing in tech. Last week, the social innovation team from one of the world’s largest companies, ... More >>

World’s big tech giants’ financial moves could impact on NZ

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:35 am | Make Lemonade

FintechNZ says three of the largest US tech companies Apple, Google and Amazon are encroaching on financial services and threatening incumbents with their size and ability to attract massive, loyal user bases. It’s no surprise the big tech giants ... More >>

NZTech backs improvements to R&D tax credits scheme

Friday, 12 July 2019, 11:02 am | Make Lemonade

New Zealand tech organisations, through NZTech, are happy to see the government continuing to improve and evolve the recently launched research and development tax credit scheme. More >>

Most NZ companies do not record being hacked

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:23 am | Make Lemonade

Most Kiwi companies do not record being hacked FintechNZ says, despite Cert NZ’s latest report showing almost 1000 New Zealanders reported hacking issues in the last quarter. The Cert NZ report shows New Zealanders from Invercargill to the Bay of ... More >>

NZ: the worst in the developed world for inactivity

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 8:23 am | Make Lemonade

New UK research has found that even people who have been quite inactive much of their life will benefit from exercise when they are middle age or older. A Cambridge University team of researchers examined the relationship between trends in physical activity ... More >>

Gene editing has a role to play in reducing emissions

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 8:22 am | Make Lemonade

Gene editing has a crucial role to play in reducing emissions to deal with climate change, BiotechNZ executive director Dr Zahra Champion says. The issues and benefits of gene editing must accelerate discussions by the biotech industry and academic ... More >>

NZ needs to tackle predicted Libra onslaught

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 4:11 pm | Make Lemonade

The national blockchain group has appealed to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her government to adopt a more dynamic attitude or it could prove costly to the New Zealand economy, given blockchain tech’s likely global impact. BlockchainNZ executive director ... More >>

NZ on the verge of a cataclysmic financial service change

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 8:59 am | Make Lemonade

Facebook’s Libra currency will put New Zealand on the verge of a cataclysmic change in the way Kiwis think about financial services, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says. But will the big banks in New Zealand be ready when the Libra currency ... More >>

BiotechNZ produces landmark report to boost Kiwi businesses

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 9:36 am | Make Lemonade

BiotechNZ is helping the government grow New Zealand’s highly regarded biotech industry, its executive director Dr Zahra Champion says. The latest Scientific American Worldview scorecard for biotech, places New Zealand fourth in the world behind the ... More >>

Kiwis to celebrate international yoga day on June 21

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 4:03 pm | Make Lemonade

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis will celebrate international yoga day on June 21, Yoga NZ chair Heather Robinson says. Yoga is practised by more than 400,000 Kiwis at more than 500 yoga studios and classes around New Zealand, making it one of the ... More >>

NZ education needs shake up to cope with new tech

Monday, 10 June 2019, 8:26 am | Make Lemonade

The New Zealand education system needs a serious shake up to deal with the velocity in which technology is changing the working world, EdTechNZ has said in a submission to the Productivity Commission. The commission has launched an inquiry into the impact ... More >>

AgritechNZ to unleash major initiative to boost production

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 7:06 pm | Make Lemonade

A three-year New Zealand agritech initiative designed to validate new technologies in nutrient analysis, delivery, efficient uptake, and environmental mitigation will be launched at the national Fieldays at Mystery Creek near Hamilton next Thursday. More >>

9/10 Kiwis want more control of their digital identity

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 4:28 pm | Make Lemonade

A total of 79 percent of New Zealanders are concerned about the protection of their identity and use of personal data by organisations, according to a research survey commissioned by Digital Identity New Zealand (DINZ). Andrew Weaver, executive director ... More >>

ShadowTech Days huge value to the NZ tech industry

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 8:58 am | Make Lemonade

Young New Zealand female students have the opportunity to be mentored by high profile Kiwi tech companies at ShadowTech Days around the country next month. More >>

BlockchainNZ to ask govt for a national strategy

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:39 am | Make Lemonade

BlockchainNZ will next week ask the government to research and prepare a blockchain strategy for New Zealand to get up to speed with other countries. BlockchainNZ executive director Mark Pascall will present to parliament’s economic development, science ... More >>

NZ companies to learn from world’s biggest biotech event

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 6:56 pm | Make Lemonade

A New Zealand delegation of biotech companies will attend the world’s biggest biotech conference in Philadelphia in the USA next month. More >>

NZ can learn from the Baltimore cyberattack

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 6:55 pm | Make Lemonade

New Zealand can take lessons from Baltimore in the United States which until a few days ago, was offline following a ransomware cyberattack for more than a week, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says. More >>

Techweek starting around NZ today

Monday, 20 May 2019, 5:03 pm | Make Lemonade

Techweek, which kicks off in more than 30 cities and towns around New Zealand today, has grown 10 times in just three years, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. As the global thirst for digital knowledge rapidly accelerates, tech is growing exponentially ... More >>

NZ IoT Alliance produces landmark paper for the future

Monday, 13 May 2019, 6:55 pm | Make Lemonade

The New Zealand IoT Alliance’s spectrum working group has produced a landmark paper highlighting the importance of IoT spectrum for New Zealand. More >>

NZ farmers can achieve methane emissions target

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:12 am | Make Lemonade

Farmers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet the targets set by the government’s new climate change bill by looking at new biotech solutions, Zest Biotech chief technical officer Nathan Balasingham says. New Zealand should consider the opportunity to earn ... More >>

 

 

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