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A COOL change for learners and communities

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:16:40 +1200 | University of Canterbury

Although many teachers and families are concerned about Education Minister Hekia Parata’s announcement of a law change to enable more school students to enrol in online learning, a world-renowned expert and Distinguished Professor in e-Learning ...More >>

Book review: Reimagining Journalism in NZ

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:23:14 +1200 | Jan Rivers

Book review: Don’t dream it’s over: reimagining journalism in a Aotearoa New Zealand. Edited by Emma Johnson, Giovanni Tiso, Sarah Illingworth and Barnaby Bennett. Freerange Press - 365 pageMore >>

Generous donation to Digits Programme

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:03:38 +1200 | Palmerston North City Council

At least 53 Highbury families will soon benefit from a $20,000 donation made to the recently launched DIGITS programme. Palmerston North based Olive Tree Trust generously responded to an application for funds from Te Aroha Noa Community Services which ...More >>

Local companies to partner Boeing in Orion upgrade

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:03:18 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Industry Association

New Zealand defence industry suppliers will support international contractor Boeing to upgrade systems on the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s six Orion aircraft. Beca, Marops and Safe Air will support the upgraded Underwater, Intelligence, Surveillance ...More >>

Communities of Online Learning are not new to NZ

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:33:02 +1200 | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

The staff at the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE) read with interest Minister Parata’s recent education proposal regarding online learning opportunities for New Zealand school children. This is not new to the staff at the Centre, nor ...More >>

Cloud consultant Sasan Rashidmardani joins Equinox IT

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:07:40 +1200 | Equinox IT

Sasan Rashidmardani, an experienced cloud architecture consultant, has joined Equinox IT in Auckland. Rashidmardani takes up the role of Senior Consultant – Cloud Solution Architecture, where he will help Equinox IT clients successfully design, adopt and ...More >>

Repeated hacking attacks on NZ crypto-challenge website

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:47:48 +1200 | DART Privacy

On 21 August a series of online attacks began against the website of Wellington-based More >>

Companies use selfies to stay safe at work

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:20:52 +1200 | ThunderMaps

A local app developer is helping companies make health and safety fun, so that employees stay safe at work. This novel approach was conceived and is being championed by ThunderMaps, a leading provider of mobile reporting software for workplace health and safety.More >>

MYOB Group Limited announces robust half year result

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:15:29 +1200 | MYOB

MYOB Group Limited (“MYOB”; ASX: MYO) today announced its first half 2016 financial results, headlined by double-digit growth in revenue and earnings. More >>

Newer, faster and simpler eGates for Wellington

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:17:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today announced eight new generation eGates have been installed at Wellington International Airport and are fully operational for arriving and departing passengers.More >>

Signing for SCS Connect cooler fleet management solution

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:10:29 +1200 | Wellington Drive Technologies

Wellington Drive announces the signing of customer terms and conditions for supply of the SCS Connect cooler fleet management solution. More >>

Media Design School to host fourth annual Girls in Games

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:56:12 +1200 | Media Design School

For the fourth year in a row, Media Design School will be opening its doors to female secondary school students from across New Zealand for its annual Girls in Games workshop series. More >>

New $2M fund for research on information challenges

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:39:01 +1200 | The New Zealand Law Foundation

A new, independent $2 million research fund is now available for projects that will better prepare New Zealand for the challenges of the information age. More >>

Last Days to Contribute to NZ Open Government Action Plan

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:35:59 +1200 | Open Source Open Society

New Zealand’s ‘Open Government Partnership’ Action Plan is open for consultation until the end of day on this Friday 26 August. If you care about transparency, accountability participation and better use of technology in the way our government is run then ...More >>

CricHQ proud to sponsor UK minor counties finals week

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:54:59 +1200 | Draper Cormack Group

CricHQ, the world’s largest digital platform for cricket is proud to announce its sponsorship of the prestigious Minor Counties Cricket Association (MCCA) Unicorns Knockout Championship Finals. The tournament is being played over the next week at ...More >>

Online Schools Out of Line Say Principals

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:55:15 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Iain Taylor, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) said he was gobsmacked to have yet another choice of school, 'Online Schools' turn up in the Education Act Update announcement.More >>

Review: Huawei P9, premium phone at a sharp price

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:41:16 +1200 | Digitl

Huawei’s latest flagship phone scores on build quality, camera and fingerprint scanner. Huawei P9 : At a glance For: Design, high-quality build, camera, USB-C. Against: Android skin Maybe: Battery life, screen resolution Verdict: A top-notch ...More >>

Vigil Monitoring goes global with Jupl

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:39:15 +1200 | Jupl

Auckland 24 August, 2016 – Vigil Monitoring, co-founded by Sir Ray Avery and Alan Brannigan, has announced it will change its name to Jupl, effective immediately. The company says the name change is part of the preparation for its next major growth ...More >>

Skinny Broadband sweetens fixed wireless internet deal

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:34:39 +1200 | Digitl

Skinny Broadband has dropped the cost of a fixed wireless internet connection. From today it costs 20 percent less. The price is $52 a month for 100GB of data. More >>

More gigacities coming as fibrecos ready October launch

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:32:59 +1200 | Digitl

Enable Networks, Northpower Fibre and Ultrafast Fibre plan to launch gigabit wholesale broadband services in October. They say they will offer download speeds of 1Gbps with uploads running at 500Mbps.More >>

 

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