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STAAH Is PCI DSS Certified: 4 Years In A Row

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:59:22 +1200 | STAAH

After completing another annual round of rigorous and comprehensive checks, we are pleased to announce that STAAH is PCI DSS Certified (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). The certificate was awarded after a full-scale audit by a qualified security ...More >>

Robots everywhere: Robotics in industry and at home

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:47:22 +1200 | University of Auckland

Despite daily news coverage of robotic technology and the wide range of tasks and actions robots are being programmed to perform, most people have only a vague idea of how this technology is evolving and what the future might hold.More >>

NZ's R&D tax incentive plan viewed as positive

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:16:50 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 20 (BusinessDesk) - The government's proposal to end Callaghan Innovation's growth grants and introduce a 12.5 percent research and development tax incentive has been widely viewed as positive by businesses but the opposition party claims ...More >>

Science Deadline - This Week in Sci-Tech

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:31:27 +1200 | Science Media Centre NZ

Minister for Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash have released a discussion document on a proposed Research and Development tax incentive.More >>

On Thompson+ Clark, and Russia’s FIFA World Cup

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:12:00 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Daily, the coalition government keeps running into examples of the toxic legacy left behind by National – and just as regularly, even the simple fixes are proving stubbornly difficult to enact. Take the case of the security firm Thompson + Clark, which has ...More >>

Reckon unveils web-based point of sale for SMEs

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:40:21 +1200 | Reckon New Zealand

In a move that’s set to further fuel its cloud-first game, cloud accounting provider Reckon has integrated a new web-based point of sale (POS) solution into Reckon One and Reckon Accounts Hosted.More >>

Unitec Institute of Tech Opens a Free4U Computing Classroom

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:22:07 +1200 | UNITEC

Located in the heart of Birkenhead Avenue’s retail district, the Free4U classroom offers free introductory (Level 1) self-directed computing courses for the community. The courses give participants the opportunity to develop computer skills and are ...More >>

Time to consider a regulatory body on AI

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:39:52 +1200 | University of Otago

With Immigration New Zealand recently joining ACC and The Ministry for Social Development on the list of Government departments courting controversy over the use of predictive analytics systems, leading University of Otago researchers say now is the time to ...More >>

Plan for more investment in innovation

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:29:09 +1200 | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says proposals for R&D tax credits could help more New Zealand companies innovate. More >>

Govt planning to reduce support for business R&D

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:16:17 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Government is planning to reduce support for business research and development in New Zealand’s fast-growing R&D intensive tech firms, National Party Research, Science and Innovation Spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says.More >>

R&D tax incentive discussion document - Expert reaction

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:52:10 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Minister for Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash have released a discussion document on a proposed Research and Development tax incentive.More >>

NZ 'prevented harm being done' by state-backed hacks - PM

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:50:41 +1200 | RNZ

New Zealand's spy agencies have had to take action to stop hacking attacks by foreign powers from doing harm here, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

Taxpayer Hero: Dr Megan Woods

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:49:58 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The eradication of Callaghan Innovation’s controversial Growth Grants in favour of a rules-based R&D tax incentive is a major victory for taxpayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams ...More >>

Māori and Pacific health app trialled

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:48:54 +1200 |

A healthy lifestyle app developed for Māori and Pasifika people is being trialled and could be rolled out nationally next year. More >>

Know a responsible mobile shop when you see one

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:28:05 +1200 | Financial Services Federation

In light of recent news reports highlighting unscrupulous mobile trading practices, the Financial Services Federation is urging consumers to take advantage of its Responsible Mobile Shop Code to help separate a responsible trader from an irresponsible one.More >>

New device could help control disease outbreaks

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:07:51 +1200 | Lincoln University Foundation

A “game-changing” piece of technology for quickly identifying harmful strains of bacteria in food has just become available in New Zealand, thanks to a partnership between a Lincoln University taxonomy expert and two US senior food safety researchers.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the GCSB’s security hang-up with Russia

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:58:12 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

So our GCSB has chimed in, alongside its British, Australian and US allies, with warnings about a “fresh wave” of Russian cyber attacks, although the warning has been curiously framed : More >>

Christchurch explores Space and the Antarctic at Techweek

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:56:37 +1200 | ChristchurchNZ

Extreme Environments – from the Antarctic to Space is a Techweek ’18 event bringing together local, national and international experts to help attendees understand how exploration in the Antarctic is a dry run for Space exploration. The event will also ...More >>

Minecraft & Lego used for emergency preparedness

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:15:47 +1200 | East Coast LAB Life at the Boundary

Written by Bernie, Carter, Lorna, Maddy, Poppy, Isla, Keely, Raiha, Amelia, Sophie, Stirling and Tono’o (Students from Maraekakaho School) and Kate (East Coast LAB) More >>

Cluster theory has failed to take hold in NZ manufacturing

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:07:16 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Twenty-seven years after the Porter Project recommended New Zealand should pursue a "clusters" strategy to develop its manufacturing base, a government study of the manufacturing sector has found there are "few ...More >>

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