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New Website Makes It Easier for Seasonal Workers & Employers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:32:36 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni and Minister of Employment Willie Jackson have today officially launched the Work The Seasons website in Pukekohe making it easier for seasonal workers to find the job they need and for employers to find ...More >>

Data Exchange to be launched next week

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:45:45 +1300 | Disruption Ventures

A pilot project to bring "big data" to the business community will be launched at the Hutt Chamber of Commerce next Friday morning (23/3/18). The Datashare project aims to provide free and open access to some of New Zealand's largest data sets. ...More >>

Vodafone xone opens the door to the next leap forward in AI

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:08:03 +1300 | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone xone opens the door to the next leap forward in AI and IoT Today Vodafone is ushering in the next leap forward in AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things), with applications open for the successful accelerator programme, Vodafone ...More >>

Digital Transformation to Contribute US$7 Billion to NZ GDP

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:41:40 +1300 | Microsoft New Zealand

• IDC study commissioned by Microsoft predicts that approximately 55% of New Zealand’s GDP will be derived from digital products or services by 2021 More >>

Consumer Rights Day puts spotlight on online shopping traps

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:24:10 +1300 | Consumer NZ

March 15 marks World Consumer Rights Day. Consumer organisations are using the day to call for better protection for consumers from online shopping traps. More >>

Cory Doctorow talks machine learning and big data in NZ

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:00:02 +1300 | Joseph Cederwall

International internet and digital technology commentator Cory Doctorow talked about machine learning and big data at the Privacy Commissioner’s PrivacyLive event on 13 March 2018 in Wellington.More >>

Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:48:27 +1300 | Digitl

Microsoft's rebirth and success in cloud and enterprise computing has implications for the company's Windows operating system. They are not positive. More >>

Digital game developed to help sign language learning

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:19:33 +1300 | Waikato Innovation Park

Digital game developed to help with sign language learning Hamilton woman Adele Hauwai is the innovator behind SeeCom (Reo-a-Karu), a social enterprise which provides sign language classes and products, and is developing an interactive, digital sign ...More >>

Oceania Esports Council formed by Australia and New Zealand

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:12:05 +1300 | New Zealand Esports Federation

New Zealand E Black player Thomas Choi and Australian player Gabe Najarro at the 2017 International Esports Federation World Champs, Busan, South Korea. The New Zealand Esports Federation and Australian Esports Association have announced the establishment ...More >>

Animations show it’s easy to have your say at Parliament

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:35:13 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

Two animated videos are being launched to encourage people to let Parliament know what they think. The bite-sized videos describe the ways people can get involved with Parliament, including:More >>

Magical makeover for local parks

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:08:43 +1300 | Gisborne District Council

Local parks are in for a magical makeover thanks to a virtual reality app launched in collaboration with national Parks Week. More >>

A new approach to copyright can help drive innovation

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:54:59 +1300 | Deloitte

12 March 2018, Wellington: The introduction of more flexible copyright laws could drive greater economic growth and enable New Zealand to capitalise on the shift to a digital economy, according to a new report released at InternetNZ’s NetHui on ...More >>

Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 15:22:36 +1300 | Digitl

Phone makers spend more time talking about cameras than on any other aspect of new phone design. There are good reasons why they do this. More >>

Pohewa – Turning Creativity into Commercial Reality

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 14:13:00 +1300 | Miramar Creative

Masterclasses specifically tailored for the screen sector launched on Wednesday at the Screen Wellington Education Talk. More >>

New podcast series explores the age of super fads

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:05:49 +1300 | Stuff

Today Stuff launched its latest foray into podcasting, SUPERFAD , researched, written and presented by two of Stuff’s most accomplished reporters, Katie Kenny and Laura Walters. More >>

‘It’s not everybody’s fiction. Be careful what you share’

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 19:22:14 +1300 | Office of Film and Literature Classification

That’s the message two 15-year-old Wellington filmmakers, Finn Culver and Grace Medlicott want everybody to take notice of in a new social media film they’ve created on behalf of the Chief Censor’s office.More >>

Get your kids involved in Magical Parks Week 2018

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 16:57:20 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Our Council is proud to be part of Parks Week this year and have set up two magical parks at Rhodes Park in Thames and Mercury Bay Sports Park to celebrate. "Magical Park is a geo augmented reality game like Pokemon Go that children can play on a ...More >>

Qrious employees turn product into exciting new start-up

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 16:12:52 +1300 | Qrious

Qrious employees turn product into exciting new start-up Two former employees of Qrious have taken the bold step of going out on their own, after coming to an agreement that will see them acquire the Qrious LoQal Traffic product and form their own business ...More >>

Govt too upbeat about AI - expert

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 15:39:16 +1300 | RNZ

New Zealand needs to have a conversations about the enormous disruption AI will unleash over coming decades, the head of New Zealand's artificial intelligence forum says. More >>

STAAH and ARMA Ink Professional Training Partnership

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 14:56:02 +1300 | STAAH

The alliance will give industry professionals and aspiring candidates an opportunity to train or upskill in the critical discipline of revenue management, with the first unit accessible for free. More >>


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