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Spark completes $200m upgrade of customer service platform

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:54:19 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 29 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand has completed a $200 million programme upgrading the backend for its customer service IT platforms putting all of its clients on to a single system and making it easier for the company's front-line staff. More >>

Lack of adequate lift hoardings crazy in this day and age

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:20:47 +1200 | Farra Engineering

Approximately two years ago, Dunedin based engineering firm Farra Engineering entered the lift installation market. Installing lifts requires team members to be suspended down hoarded off lift shafts, with access only from the top or bottom of the lift ...More >>

Winners of Windows to the Future Competition.

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:33:28 +1200 | New Era

New Era and Microsoft New Zealand have named Owairoa Primary School and Glenbrook School the winners of the Windows to the Future Competition. More >>

Spring Sheep Finalist in World Dairy Innovation Awards

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:29:30 +1200 | Spring Sheep Dairy

28 June 2016 – A New Zealand company, within its first year of operation, has been named as a finalist in two categories in the World Dairy Innovation Awards ; Best Ice Cream or Frozen Yoghurt and Best Dairy Packaging Design.More >>

Uber launches free personalised music for its drivers

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:55:43 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 28 (BusinessDesk) - Ridesharing service Uber has today launched a new partnership with Pandora in New Zealand, Australia and the US that allows drivers to create a personalised station that plays the music they like.More >>

Isolation now irrelevant for NZ’s burgeoning tech success

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:49:34 +1200 | Make Lemonade

New Zealand’s tech sector is taking off as innovation, global connectedness and bandwidth obviate the country’s small size and global isolation, outgoing NZTech chair Bennett Medary says.More >>

Wild Strait becomes a Tableau OEM Partner

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:54:38 +1200 | Equinox

Wellington-based software performance company Wild Strait has signed an OEM partner agreement with global data visualisation leader Tableau Software. The agreement allows Wild Strait to resell Tableau software that is integrated within its Wild Strait ...More >>

Technology could provide NZ with 100% renewable energy

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:37:00 +1200 | Pacific Wind

NEW Zealand’s energy providers could scrap existing fossil fuel plant in the very near future by turning to new INVELOX wind generation according to Pacific Wind program manager Reza Sehdehi.More >>

New data for identifying flood risk

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:33:32 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Land Information 27 June 2016 Media Statement New data for identifying flood risk More >>

Sam Morgan to step down from Xero board

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:36:43 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 27 (BusinessDesk) - Trade Me founder and serial tech investor Sam Morgan will step down from the board of Xero at the accounting software developer's annual meeting next month. More >>

Private equity circles Hirepool, Australian media reports

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:57:46 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 27 (BusinessDesk) - Hirepool Group, the country's biggest equipment rental firm, has attracted private equity firms interested after testing the market for a buyer last month, Australian media has reported. More >>

Farmers on the cusp of unprecedented change

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:15:08 +1200 | Federated Farmers

KPMG’s Ian Proudfoot says significant change is coming to New Zealand’s primary sector and "farmers that ignore it do it at their peril". More >>

Kiwis take Hospitality to Space with historic agreement.

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:00:44 +1200 | SpaceTek

Stiphan Beher, CEO of SpaceTek announced the signing of a first agreement with Swiss-BelHotel International Chairman, Gavin Faull, a fellow New Zealander, to brand SpaceTek’s Private Space Station and Hotel as a Swiss-BelSpace Hotel. Stiphan Beher stated “we ...More >>

Auckland’s Lightpath cycleway takes the lead with award

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:44:51 +1200 | GHD

Auckland’s new landmark Te Ara I Whiti (Lightpath) cycleway has been recognised as one of New Zealand’s best public works projects. More >>

DIGITS programme to roll out in Highbury

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:55:48 +1200 | Palmerston North City Council

A digital city-wide programme called DIGITS is on a mission to provide devices, internet connections and digital literacy tuition to 1,000 households with school-aged children in Palmerston North by 2018.More >>

Film-Making Workshops Throughout New Zealand

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:32:50 +1200 | Outlook for Someday

Calling Young People: Film-Making Workshops Throughout New Zealand More young people than ever before will take part this year in free film-making workshops run by The Outlook for Someday sustainability film project.More >>

Jumia Becomes the One Stop Online Destination in Africa

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:09:53 +1200 | African Press Organisation

LAGOS, Nigeria, June 24, 2016/ -- Africa Internet Group is today connecting its companies into Jumia’s ( ) ecosystem with a new vision, "Expand your horizons". The new Jumia ecosystem will give access to products and services ...More >>

Corporate Citizens Need to Make a Real Impact

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:56:54 +1200 | African Press Organisation

The roll-out of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) comes with a “leave no one behind” strategy that moves from reducing to ending poverty, and one that puts sustainability and growth at its core, believes Abey Tau, Public Affairs and Corporate ...More >>

NEC Wins the 2015 Gold Award for Field Innovation

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:44:28 +1200 | NEC Corporation

NEC Wins the 2015 Gold Award for Field Innovation from the Japanese Society for AI More >>

GE Invests R500 Million to Innovate in Africa for Africa

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:41:11 +1200 | African Press Organisation

• The centre will leverage GE’s global expertise and will be GE’s innovation and technology transfer centre of excellence in Africa More >>


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