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The Warehouse & Noel Leeming Praised for Principled Stand

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:24:33 +1300 | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is congratulating The Warehouse and Noel Leeming for reinforcing their ‘family-friendly values’ by removing R18 games and DVD’s from its shelves, and is calling on other retailers including JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and Dick Smith ...More >>

Sophisticated cyber-espionage malware uncovered by Symantec

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:41:10 +1300 | Symantec

Symantec has uncovered a sophisticated new piece of malware—reminiscent of Stuxnet and Duqu—which bears the hallmarks of a state-sponsored operation and operates with a degree of technical competence rarely seen. The malware, dubbed “Regin,” ...More >>

Oldest Church, Newest Technology

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:12:37 +1300 | Hikoi Tahi

Visitors to the Bay of Islands are now offered a digital tour of New Zealand’s oldest churchyard at Christ Church in Russell. Fascinating stories of the people buried there have been developed by social enterprise, Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours, ...More >>

Job vacancies steady in October

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:51:13 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of skilled job vacancies advertised online remained steady in October across most industry groups and occupations, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.More >>

Canterbury student working for Ericsson in Silicon Valley

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:37:59 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate master of engineering management student has received an internship with one of the biggest information and communications technology (ICT) companies in the world.More >>

ASAP Shapes

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:08:08 +1300 | Fiero interactive

Introducing ASAP Shapes, an incredibly fast paced mobile puzzle game from Fiero Interactive which releases on Friday 21st November at 12:00. More >>

YouTube Music Awards presented by Kia back for encore

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:56:48 +1300 | Kia Motors

Music lovers in New Zealand can join millions of others worldwide to vote for their favourite artists when the YouTube Music Awards (YTMAs), exclusively presented by Kia Motors, take place again in 2015.More >>

Nelson Digital Futures Society set up

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:55:43 +1300 | Nelson Digital Futures Society

New organisation believes Nelson should be a hub for the digital evolution in New Zealand being spurred forward by high speed internet More >>

CallPlus Network Merger lifts Orcon

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:50:22 +1300 | TrueNet

TrueNet's broadband performance measurements for October show that the Callplus brands of Slingshot , Orcon and Flip have very similar results, suggesting their network is almost fully merged.More >>

Kiwi kids star on Bound Round

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:13:38 +1300 | Bound Round

21 November 2014 : Kiwi kids are the stars of new video content showcasing the best of New Zealand's family attractions and activities now featuring on the Bound Round kids' inter-active travel app.More >>

Online shopping faster and cheaper this Christmas

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:01:43 +1300 | Mighty Ape

Auckland-based online shopping site Mighty Ape is promoting its same-day delivery service to the three main centres on for “New Zealand’s biggest online sales day” this coming Monday. More >>

MyRepublic Announces Gigatown 1 Gbps Fibre Broadband Plans

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:03:37 +1300 | MyRepublic

Fibre broadband only provider, MyRepublic supports and applauds Dunedin, Gisborne, Nelson, Timaru and Wanaka with their bids to become New Zealand's first Gigatown. More >>

Big funding round for Canterbury region

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:49:30 +1300 | InternetNZ

InternetNZ is today launching a new funding round, offering over $100,000 to support Internet projects that will benefit the Canterbury region. The money is the last part of the half million dollars that InternetNZ has contributed to the region following ...More >>

TRS posts small loss to remain listed

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:17:50 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) - TRS Investments, which is in talks with file storage and encryption firm Mega to be the vehicle for a proposed backdoor listing, said its first-half loss about doubled to $25,000, which it attributed to increased share ...More >>

NZ ISPs in YouTube tie-up to push fast broadband connections

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:03:31 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand internet service providers are part of a multinational drive by global video streaming giant YouTube to push customers to faster landline broadband connections.More >>

IkeGPS first-half sales almost double, loss widens

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:48:58 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) - IkeGPS Group said first-half sales almost doubled along with its losses as the company that sells portable measuring devices uses the proceeds of its initial public offering to build a sales force and further develop its products.More >>

51 Kiwi companies make the Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:23:00 +1300 | Deloitte

Fifty-one New Zealand technology companies have been included in the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific index, tying the record for Kiwi companies achieved in 2009 and outpacing last year’s 40 companies. Twelve are ranked in the top 100.More >>

No 'Cost Blowout' - Yeah Right

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:19:16 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Auckland Council’s PR efforts to prevent media labelling it’s $100 million IT screw-up, a ‘cost blowout’. Responding to the Council most recent media release, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan ...More >>

IT programme – no cost blowout

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:09:40 +1300 | Auckland Council

Following discussion of an update on Auckland Council’s Information Services Transformational Programme at today’s Finance and Performance Committee, council has released the report publicly.More >>

More kiwi tech firms in Deloitte Asia-Pac Fast 500

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:29:25 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Fifty-one New Zealand technology companies have been included in the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific index, equalling the record for Kiwi companies making the list achieved in 2009 and ahead of last year’s 40 ...More >>


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