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NZ Must Start Recognising Biotech For The Future Economy

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 5:58 am | Make Lemonade

New Zealand must start recognising biotech as a key technology for the future success of New Zealand’s technology, BiotechNZ executive director Dr Zahra Champion says. Because of the massive global importance of biotechnology March 22-23 next year will ... More >>

Tech22 Tour A Gateway Into Tech Careers

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 9:59 am | Make Lemonade

New Zealand’s Tech22 Tour in Auckland tomorrow and Thursday should become a gateway for students to get into tech careers, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. The tour aims to spark inspiration for year 11 to 13 ākonga (students), he says. ... More >>

Food For Human Consumption With Least Possible Environmental Impact

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 6:49 am | Make Lemonade

New Zealand and the rest of the world needs to create and distribute proteins and carbohydrates for human consumption with the least possible environmental impact, United Nations high level expert group member Dr Rod Carr says. This will require ... More >>

Food Nation Leading The NZ Plant Food Offerings

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 8:56 am | Make Lemonade

A government-funded plant award-winning company Food Nation is a fast growing award winning supplier helping climate change by producing New Zealand grown food such as buckwheat, beetroot, hemp, mushrooms, chickpeas and quinoa. In all cases they ... More >>

What Of The Future Of Facial Recognition Growth In NZ?

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 3:03 pm | Make Lemonade

A just released report by Choice magazine in Australia has found three major retailers, Kmart, The Good Guys and Bunnings have deployed artificial intelligence (AI) based facial recognition technology in their stores to monitor customers for loss prevention. ... More >>

Chatbots Taking Over Big NZ Business Inquiries

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 9:10 am | Make Lemonade

Chatbots, or business virtual customer relations staff, are now taking over much of New Zealand big business, AI Forum NZ executive director Madeline Newman says. The banks, insurance companies, Spark, Vodafone, energy companies and councils all ... More >>

Diversity Critical For NZ Tech Sector’s Future

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 6:06 am | Make Lemonade

Technology is now the country’s second biggest exporter and is the fastest growing sector. Covid has accelerated the global demand for New Zealand tech which has driven the growth of Kiwi tech exports, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. The growth ... More >>

Looming Global Food Shortage Highlights NZ’s Role In Climate Action

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 6:05 am | Make Lemonade

As a significant global food supplier, changes in New Zealand food systems may soon have substantial impacts. New Zealand can feed 40 million people, or five percent of the diet of 800 million people with high quality food, AgriTechNZ chief executive ... More >>

Navigating The Rising Tide

Friday, 10 June 2022, 12:07 pm | Make Lemonade

From extreme weather events to worsening air quality, decreasing biodiversity to rising sea levels, climate change is set to be a major policy challenge for Aotearoa in the coming decades. New Zealand’s economy – perhaps more than others – is ... More >>

Exercising While Sick May Prevent The Next Winter Illness

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 6:38 am | Make Lemonade

Exercising regularly is good for people’s immune systems with research suggesting that it may even lower the risk of getting upper respiratory infections, such as the common cold. ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says even exercising as ... More >>

NZ Underspending On Cyber Security

Friday, 27 May 2022, 7:15 am | Make Lemonade

NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says it was great to see an increase in spending on cyber security in the Budget but more is needed as the economy rapidly becomes more digital. The risk of not investing enough in cyber security is an increasing ... More >>

New R&D Grants Will Help Accelerate NZ Tech Exports

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 1:23 pm | Make Lemonade

NZTech, the lead tech industry umbrella group in Aotearoa, is pleased the government has reintroduced grants for new research and development, chief executive Graeme Muller says. He hopes the government will be open to the types of R&D that ... More >>

Help At Hand For NZ Domestic Violence Victims

Friday, 20 May 2022, 6:43 am | Make Lemonade

New Zealand is ranked as the worst country in the OECD for family violence with police receiving a call from a domestic violence victim every four minutes. But changes are on the way. Aotearoa family violence has increased 60 percent in the last five ... More >>

Innovation And Tech Underpins Need For Emissions Reduction

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 6:21 am | Make Lemonade

Aotearoa’s new emissions reduction plan doesn’t explicitly call out the importance of innovation and technology, but it is there throughout the plan, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Tech is ever present in today’s digital world, he says. “Be ... More >>

Agritech Companies Helping Reduce NZ’s Rural Emissions

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 10:59 am | Make Lemonade

New Zealand’s agritech companies are helping meet the country’s climate commitments and their innovations are valued internationally which will drive agritech export growth and create future proof jobs for Kiwis. Agritech could be destined to save ... More >>

Queenstown’s New Rejuvenation Mural Helping Covid

Monday, 16 May 2022, 5:25 pm | Make Lemonade

Leading New Zealand mural artist Tess Sheerin has produced the first major mural since the pandemic, aimed at helping mental health, right on the eve of Health Minister Andrew Little making a pre-budget announcement about mental health. During and after ... More >>

Boosting The Tech Sector To Benefit All Kiwis

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 5:29 pm | Make Lemonade

NZTech, the lead non-government organisation, working to help connect and grow Aotearoa’s tech sector, backs the $20 million investment government is committing toward accelerating tech sector growth. This will benefit all Kiwis as these companies have proven that ... More >>

Further Recognition Tech Skills Critical For New Zealand

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 10:22 pm | Make Lemonade

The tech sector is pleased to see the government moving faster on reopening the borders as critical skills shortages continue to challenge many organisations across almost all sectors of the economy, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Companies ... More >>

Building Sustainable Cities Critical For NZ’s Future

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 9:43 am | Make Lemonade

Location-enabled technology may change the way Kiwis function in the future, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. As cities like Tāmaki Makaurau, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Ōtautahi, Tauranga, Ōtepoti and Kirikiriroa expand, leaders are considering sustainability ... More >>

AI Forum NZ Helping Climate Change And Environment Issues

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 5:49 am | Make Lemonade

It is no longer enough to leave the impacts climate change and declining biodiversity to chance, AI Forum NZ executive director Madeline Newman says. The cost of inaction is rising exponentially and AI can help uncover hidden patterns that may help us ... More >>