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Rwanda Accelerates Move to Cashless Economy

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:47:18 +1300 | UN News

Digital payments are being used to transform economies to cashless. Photo: World Bank/Simone D. McCourtie More >>

Wellington’s Gibson Group brings soldiers to life

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:19:38 +1300 | The Gibson Group

A Wellington multi-disciplinary media design company, Gibson Group, is using cutting edge audio-visual technology to bring Anzac stories to life at the new National Anzac Centre in Albany, Western Australia.More >>

Wellington institutions look to enhance digital economy

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:37:34 +1300 | Joint Press Release

Three Wellington tertiary providers are working with industry to develop a joint Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Graduate School that addresses the specific needs of the region. Earlier this year the Government announced it was investing ...More >>

Snake Robot to the rescue

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:12:16 +1300 | University of Waikato

University of Waikato Master of Engineering (ME) student Pinwei Jin has designed and built a remote control robotic snake, which he hopes will be used in the future for rescue operations.More >>

Finding a balance between technology and nature

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:26:11 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

As peoples’ lives become increasingly high-tech they need to actively connect with the outdoors or they could become alienated from nature altogether—that’s the stark message from a best-selling author who is coming to New Zealand to speak at ...More >>

World’s first NZ Inc. farm in the high tropics

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:56:21 +1300 | Dairy SolutioNZ

Waikato farm development organisation Dairy Solutionz (NZ) Ltd. will open the first ever New Zealand-technology demonstration dairy farm in the high tropics – 2800m above sea level – next month.More >>

3D Printing – Wellington Innovation

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:52:33 +1300 | fre3formD

Gordon Dykes, one of New Zealand’s leading Fused Filament Fabrication 3D printer experts recently exhibited at the highly successful 3D printing lecture series at Hutt City Libraries.More >>

Tararua Wind Farm - world record turbine output

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:51:07 +1300 | TrustPower

Two of the thirty one Vestas V90 wind turbines operating at Trustpower’s Tararua wind farm have set a world record for their total output, producing 100,000,000 KWh of electricity. These turbines are less than halfway through their design life.More >>

Kiwi Kids to Benefit From World-First Sun Safety Initiative

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:44:22 +1300 | Spark 64

100 early childcare centres will be first to use Kiwi-invented UV sensor technology • Real-time, hands-on innovation expected to impact wider communities • Initiative created to shape behaviour of the next generation of tech-savvy Kiwi kidsMore >>

Living in a Media Bubble: Agency Life in NZ

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:05:33 +1300 | Nielsen Holdings NV

Advertising agencies have their finger on the pulse of hottest fashion trends and latest media technology. But are they in touch with the heartbeat of average New Zealanders? As agency folk, or ‘Adlanders’, are tasked with reaching and appealing ...More >>

How Microsoft can win cloud computing

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:50:32 +1300 | Digitl

Microsoft is now second only to Amazon in large scale cloud services. It may not overtake the market leader, but it has hit on a winning strategy More >>

Spark Opens Digital Future

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:19:11 +1300 | Spark NZ

Spark Digital today opened one of New Zealand’s safest, most secure buildings but the $60 million Takanini Data Centre is designed to protect data not people as Spark Digital continues its investment programme in cloud services.More >>

20/20 Trust shows digital tech boosts achievement

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:46:15 +1300 | Innovation Partnership

The latest report by the 20/20 Communications Trust shows that digital devices in classrooms are having a positive impact on student achievement, even if schools are struggling to keep up with the disruptive change they create. More >>

Farmax and Ag Hub team up

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:30:02 +1300 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ag Hub has teamed up with Farmax to provide customers with access to pasture cover measurements across both programs. Pasture cover measurements recorded by the Farmax package or its standalone Feed Wedge tool can now be automatically sent to Ag Hub ...More >>

3D printing workshops set for November

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:44:33 +1300 | Hutt City Council

After the success of the popular 3D printing lecture series, Hutt City Libraries is holding a series of introductory workshops designed for beginners. The 3D printing workshop sessions will be held in four locations across Hutt City, with the first ...More >>

New Zealand will benefit from business networking initiative

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:45:25 +1300 | butN

As social media become increasing important to the New Zealand economy ( ) a new online business networking site is being launched this week to help business executives substantially increase their face-to-face business contacts.More >>

Selwyn Foundation purchases four healthbots for facilities

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:23:32 +1300 | Selwyn Foundation

One of the world’s most acclaimed robot developers, Dr Takanori Shibata, together with retirement village and aged care operator - The Selwyn Foundation - will welcome companion healthbots to Auckland on Friday, 31 October, when the Foundation becomes ...More >>

Datacom Launches a New Devcloud Service for Government

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:08:00 +1300 | Datacom

30 October 2014 - Today Datacom is pleased to announce the availability of a new development cloud environment tailored to the specific and rigorous requirements of New Zealand Government agencies. More >>

FLAX a winner on the world’s technology stage

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:56:58 +1300 | University of Waikato

Software designed at the University of Waikato and used all around the world has won a major international competition. More >>

Strategic partnership sees NZ biotech innovation go global

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:46:04 +1300 | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute has today announced a global distribution agreement with international analytical and chemical company Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, to supply Cawthron’s unique, high-value marine biotoxins to laboratories worldwide.More >>


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