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BNZ Outage - Statement

Sun, 27 May 2018 16:27:07 +1200 | BNZ

On behalf of everyone at BNZ, I want to apologise for the disruption caused to our customers yesterday by the systems outage we experienced. A power failure was the cause of the problem and we are very sorry for the inconvenience it caused to people ...More >>

Heihei Goes Live – Biggest Investment in Children’s Content

Sat, 26 May 2018 12:01:12 +1200 | TVNZ

Heihei Goes Live – Biggest Investment in Children’s Content to Date Today, TVNZ and NZ On Air celebrate the launch of their brand new children’s media platform, HEIHEI .More >>

2018 Hi-Tech Awards winners announced

Sat, 26 May 2018 11:42:10 +1200 | Hi-Tech Trust

2018 Hi-Tech Awards winners announced Record number attend gala dinner Highlights: • Invenco named Hi-Tech Company of the Year • Claudia Batten inducted into the NZ Hi-Tech Hall of Fame • Dexibit takes out two awards Christchurch, May 25, 2018 ...More >>

Minister launches new children’s media hub

Sat, 26 May 2018 11:32:32 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister launches new children’s media hub Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Clare Curran has launched New Zealand’s first media hub for children – HEIHEI - which creates a safe place for children to access both local and international ...More >>

Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre

Thu, 24 May 2018 13:52:49 +1200 | Stuff

Stuff Limited (Stuff) confirmed today it has bought 100% of internet service provider, Stuff Fibre (NZ Fibre Communications Limited). More >>

New Router Malware with Destructive Capabilities

Thu, 24 May 2018 12:41:18 +1200 | Botica

A new threat which targets a range of routers and NAS devices is capable of knocking out infected devices by rendering them unusable. The malware, known as VPNFilter, is unlike most other IoT threats because it is capable of maintaining a persistent ...More >>

NZ Blood Service benefits from $8m investment in new IT

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:06:41 +1200 |

A new IT system for New Zealand’s blood banks means patient files are available digitally nationwide and allows for innovations such as smart fridges to be trialled. The $8 million project by the New Zealand Blood Service took more than two years ...More >>

Paymark congratulates Fintech Innovation Challenge finalists

Thu, 24 May 2018 09:53:25 +1200 | Paymark

Paymark extends its congratulations to the finalists in the 2018 Fintech Innovation Challenge, and is delighted by the calibre of the award entries. More >>

Reminder - BOP Civil Defence Alert Test this morning

Thu, 24 May 2018 09:42:29 +1200 | Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Managemet

Reminder: Bay of Plenty Civil Defence alerting systems to be tested this morning at 10am More >>

Gordon Campbell on why we should be anxious about AI

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:11:15 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Poor old Phil Twyford. Caned by everyone, including his own team – the Prime Minister, the PSA – for saying something so very obvious. Treasury has, and always has had, some people in it with precious little of the life experience relevant to understanding ...More >>

SLI Systems delays start for self-service model

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:45:39 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) - SLI Systems has delayed the start of a cheaper self-service model, although the e-commerce software developer’s cost-cutting measures to prepare for that strategy is likely to ensure it achieves a profit this year.More >>

6 potential uses of blockchain in HR and recruitment

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:40:54 +1200 | Hays Recruitment

Verifying candidate credentials, referencing and work contracts are just three areas of HR and recruitment that blockchain technology will impact, says recruiting experts Hays.More >>

Snowplanet’s 3D dining experience a first for New Zealand

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:14:03 +1200 | Snowplanet

An innovative multi-sensorial 3D culinary experience that’s the hit of the London dining scene is making its New Zealand debut at Snowplanet. More >>

Dunedin NZ Space Challenge finalists on AI + Antarctica

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:38:49 +1200 | Christchurch NZ

A Dunedin tech team say using artificial intelligence to detect and map hazardous surfaces could be the answer to navigating the Extreme Environments of Antarctica and outer Space.More >>

Defending NZ’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks

Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:22 +1200 | GHD

An important new collaboration has been announced this week between leading cybersecurity provider, Virsec, and global professional services company, GHD. More >>

Escaping the ward with virtual reality

Mon, 21 May 2018 17:30:45 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

Teri Jackson was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (a cancer of the blood and bone marrow) just before her year 12 exams. More >>

Lack of Budget funding is a setback for Digital Inclusion

Mon, 21 May 2018 12:30:44 +1200 | 2020 Trust

20/20 Trust today expressed disappointment over the absence of a Budget announcement restoring funding for Computers in Homes (CiH). More >>

Launch of the UpStarters – NZ tech and innovation story

Mon, 21 May 2018 10:37:09 +1200 | Make Lemonade

The New Zealand Tech and Innovation Story, the UpStarters, launched this morning by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Techweek ’18, is a key milestone in supporting our tech and innovation companies to promote themselves on the world stage.More >>

Techweek’18: AKs diverse world-leading innovation showcased

Mon, 21 May 2018 10:26:45 +1200 | ATEED

• Auckland, home to almost half of New Zealand’s tech firms, will stage more than 80 events during Techweek’18 which runs from 19-27 May. More >>

Connect public lecture: Computer Science in the curriculum?

Mon, 21 May 2018 10:01:57 +1200 | University of Canterbury Political Society

UC Connect public lecture: Computer Science in the school curriculum? What's the big idea?! More >>


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