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Cawthron innovation impresses esteemed guests

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:38:16 +1300 | Cawthron Institute

New Zealand Governor-General The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne immersed themselves in the wonderful world of science at the Cawthron Institute yesterday afternoon.More >>

Lyttelton gets a safety-driven, ‘smart’ pedestrian crossing

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:42:19 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

A ‘smart’ pedestrian crossing that uses radar technology to sense people and adjust crossing time is set to be installed in Lyttelton.More >>

Energy Agency backs retailers on technologies stance

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:30:40 +1300 | Electricity Retailers' Association of NZ

The stance by electricity retailers that the line between the monopoly and competitive parts of the sector must be carefully managed has been shown to be entirely consistent with the OECD’s International Energy Agency (IEA), says the Electricity Retailers’ ...More >>

Hospital upgrades scanner technology

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:50:37 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

All hands were on deck on Thursday when Wellington Regional Hospital took possession of its new CT scanner. More >>

LINZ improving shipping safety

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:40:17 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has developed a world leading tool for improving shipping safety in New Zealand, says Minister for Land Information Mark Mitchell. More >>

Trans-Tasman patent attorney regulatory regime in effect

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:41:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The trans-Tasman patent attorney regime, a system for joint regulation of patent attorneys in Australia and New Zealand, is now in effect, helping to create a seamless trans-Tasman business environment.More >>

Student awarded internship with MX3D

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:29:50 +1300 | University of Auckland

Using robots to build a bridge over a canal in Europe might sound like a scene from a science fiction story, but it will soon be reality for one young architectural graduate from the University of Auckland. More >>

Evenfy app offers a way to organize group expenses

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:42:08 +1300 | Evenfy

Group events and tasks are fun, but when it comes to managing group expenses, the troubles start brewing. First of all, it becomes difficult to track who spent on what and how much. Secondly, there are chances that group members may perhaps do ...More >>

Funding available for early adopters of energy-saving tech'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:13:48 +1300 | EECA

Early adopters of new technology that cuts energy use or carbon emissions can get support for their innovative project in a new funding round announced by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) today.More >>

Android ransomware requires victim to say unlock code

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:58:18 +1300 | Symantec

Latest Android.Lockdroid.E variant uses speech recognition instead of typing for unlock code input. More >>

Revamped careers app for students released

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:27:08 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced the release of the 2017 Occupation Outlook app and webpage to help young job seekers and students make important study and career decisions.More >>

Number and diversity of cyber-attacks on the rise

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:31:20 +1300 | Grant Thornton

New figures from Grant Thornton reveal that extortion and blackmail are more common forms of cyber-attack on businesses than theft of data or intellectual property. This comes as the volume of attacks globally has risen sharply over the last 12 months. ...More >>

Seeking budding Māori digital entrepreneurs

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:58:07 +1300 | DIGMYIDEA Maori Innovation Challenge

DIGMYIDEA, which was first held in 2015, aims to inspire more Māori to engage in the digital economy by helping emerging Māori innovators turn their creative ideas into reality.More >>

NZ’s first ‘beyond line of sight’ drone flight

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:44:53 +1300 | Transpower

Transpower today announced it will conduct New Zealand’s first ‘beyond line of sight’ flight using a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS or drone). Transpower will be the only NZ organisation to have undertaken this type of flight. More >>

World’s First Open, Cloud-Based Digital Signatures

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:27:33 +1300 | Adobe

Most Secure Signing Solution Expanding to Devices; Mobile Scanning and Workflow Automation Integrated into Adobe Sign More >>

Hutt Science success recognised with Government funding

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:02:51 +1300 | Hutt City Council

The success and great potential of Hutt Science’s after school activities and hands-on science in schools has been recognised with nearly $60,000 in funding from the government’s Unlocking Curious Minds fund.More >>

MYOB to acquire leading payment solutions provider, Paycorp

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:12:11 +1300 | MYOB

MYOB Group Limited (MYOB or the company; ASX: MYO), a leading provider of online business management solutions, today announced it has entered in to a sale and purchase agreement to acquire 100 per cent of Paycorp Payment Solutions Pty Limited (“Paycorp”) ...More >>

Promapp Ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:09:01 +1300 | Promapp

Auckland, 23 February 2017 – Promapp, a leading provider of cloud-based business process management (BPM) software, today announced that it was one of 53 NZ companies ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific 2016, a ranking of the ...More >>

Satellite images show fire devastation in Port Hills

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:16:48 +1300 | Deimos Imaging

Satellite imagery released by the Spanish company Deimos Imaging shows Christchurch's Port Hills, in New Zealand, before and after the wildfire that ripped through about 2075 hectares last week. More >>

Sky Vodafone merger decision was a fight worth having

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:02:32 +1300 | 2degrees Mobile

Today’s decision by the Commerce Commission to decline the proposed merger of Vodafone and Sky highlights the importance of protecting competition – especially a three player mobile market. More >>

 

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