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Spark responds to growing demand for data

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:41:06 +1200 | Spark NZ

Spark has announced today that the majority of its home and many of its business broadband customers will receive up to 50% more data on their plans. More >>

Lifeline launches ad campaign in fight for survival

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:14:03 +1200 | LifeLine

Lifeline Aotearoa today launched a “Help Keep Lifeline Alive” campaign as part of its fight for survival. More >>

iSANZ Board calls for entries in 2nd annual InfoSec Awards

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:31:35 +1200 | ISANZ

The Board of iSANZ (Information Security Awards New Zealand) is pleased to announce that entries in the 2016 iSANZ Awards have now opened. More >>

Key Chorus contractor walks away from fibre work

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:28:27 +1200 | E Tu

E tū says the decision by Downer to stop laying fibre for Chorus has exposed the poor treatment of Chorus contractors, and will jeopardise the sustainability of the new network.More >>

New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill - Submissions

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:05:39 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

Public submissions are now being invited on the New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill. The closing date for submissions is Friday 7 October 2016 . More >>

150 Years of the Cook Strait Cable

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:06:03 +1200 | New Zealand Government

On 26 August 1866, New Zealand’s telecommunications took a leap into the future with the successful connection of the Cook Strait Telegraph Cable, says Communications Minister Amy Adams.More >>

FIRST CUT: Sky TV FY earnings down 15%

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:30:34 +1200 | BusinessDesk

FIRST CUT: Sky TV FY earnings down 15%, citing merger costs and content 'arms race' More >>

Spark to credit costs of calls and texts to Italy

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:18:45 +1200 | Spark NZ

Spark announced today it will credit its customers for the cost of landline and mobile calls and texts to Italy following the devastating earthquakes on Wednesday morning local time.More >>

Signing for SCS Connect cooler fleet management solution

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:10:29 +1200 | Wellington Drive Technologies

Wellington Drive announces the signing of customer terms and conditions for supply of the SCS Connect cooler fleet management solution. More >>

New $2M fund for research on information challenges

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:39:01 +1200 | The New Zealand Law Foundation

A new, independent $2 million research fund is now available for projects that will better prepare New Zealand for the challenges of the information age. More >>

Skinny Broadband sweetens fixed wireless internet deal

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:34:39 +1200 | Digitl

Skinny Broadband has dropped the cost of a fixed wireless internet connection. From today it costs 20 percent less. The price is $52 a month for 100GB of data. More >>

More gigacities coming as fibrecos ready October launch

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:32:59 +1200 | Digitl

Enable Networks, Northpower Fibre and Ultrafast Fibre plan to launch gigabit wholesale broadband services in October. They say they will offer download speeds of 1Gbps with uploads running at 500Mbps.More >>

Mt Doom hikers rescued near Mt Tongariro

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:39:09 +1200 | New Zealand Police

An Australian father and son are continuing their New Zealand holiday today after being rescued off Mt Tongariro last night. More >>

New Managing Director to lead business expansion

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:12:22 +1200 | NEC

NEC Press Release NEC New Zealand appoints new Managing Director to lead business expansion Wellington, 24 August 2016 - NEC New Zealand, a leading technology solutions and services provider, today announced the appointment of Takashi Tada as its new ...More >>

Wearable Tech Revolutionises Biometrics; Privacy Unaddressed

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:52:30 +1200 | Unisys

Law enforcement to lead adoption, but new formats and sensors will enable wider commercial application of wearable biometrics More >>

Open Polytechnic Interest in Online Delivery for Schools

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:12:47 +1200 | Open Polytechnic

New Zealand’s specialist provider of tertiary distance learning says it would welcome the opportunity to work with the school sector under proposed Government moves to create a new category of online learning delivery for schools.More >>

Scam Alert: iTunes vouchers do not pay off fines

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:28:00 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to remind the public that government agencies will not ask for fines to be paid by iTunes or other vouchers, says Detective Senior Sergeant Iain Chapman. More >>

Online learning with private companies will harm learning

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:35:27 +1200 | NZEI

Government plans to legislate for children from 5 years old to choose to do their schooling online using private companies who do not have to have qualified teachers, will horrify both parents and educators, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.More >>

Town & Country Aotearoa: 25 years of continuous broadcasting

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:23:49 +1200 | Town and Country Aotearoa

This Wellington Access Radio programme completes 25 years of continuous broadcasting on Monday 22nd August 2016. Veteran broadcaster, Eddie O'Strange, has hosted the 2-hour, weekly, live presentation from its beginning. It's always been in theMonday ...More >>

Government Not Keeping Up with Education Innovation

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:47:07 +1200 | Polycom

Education Survey Finds Government Not Keeping Up with Education Innovation and a Need for More Remote Accessibility to Education Services More >>


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