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NZ drives global initiative to quell acts of terror
Christchurch Call is making progress, displaying a commitment by tech companies and governments to address acts of terror, according to a statement by InternetNZ.
Christchurch hosts two events to inspire social entrepreneurship in NZ
This month Christchurch has hosted two key events designed to encourage social entrepreneurship and innovation within New Zealand, with a particular focus on climate change and sustainability.
Kiwi tourism startups making tracks in NZ and abroad
“There’s been talk of the New Zealand tourism industry slowing down. Because of that, I think it’s more important than ever that New Zealand fosters innovation in the tourism industry, and that’s exactly what Lightning Lab Tourism has been about."
Tech community rocked by deaths of Atta Elayyan and Syed Jahandad Ali
Both men were among the 50 killed in the shooting in Christchurch last Friday when a gunman opened fire at two mosques.
Fibre uptake continues to grow in Christchurch
Across Enable’s network, there are now 12 towns and suburbs where over 60% of homes and businesses are enjoying fibre broadband.
Christchurch: The city & its graduates undergoing tech transformation
If there’s one city in New Zealand that has been in a constant state of transformation, Christchurch stands out - and it’s shaping graduates’ lives.
10 innovative Christchurch start-ups profiting from govt scheme
Delivered by ChristchurchNZ, 10 promising start-ups were granted an intense 12-week mentoring course to help them get a leg up.
Chch incubator EPIC hosts global innovation programme
Stimulating collaboration are five challenges, each thrown down by industry leaders working towards the region’s future prosperity.
Self-piloted electric air taxi undergoes testing in Christchurch
Zephyr Airworks unveiled the world’s first self-piloted electric air taxi in Christchurch where the technology is being tested.
10,000 Christchurch homes get fibre
Enable has brought its fibre broadband network to 10,000 more homes in Christchurch...
Airbnb is becoming more popular than fried bread in Christchurch
“Airbnb is a clear example of a disruptor; where consumer demand, supported by technology, drives change at exponential rates..."
Meridian and Yoogo create an all electric car-sharing service in Christchurch
“Cantabrians will pay for the time they use the car and Yoogo will take care of everything else..."
Outsource your laundry with Kiwi app, Laundromap
"Laundromap takes the hassle out of household tasks and life admin..."
New rubbish-sensors being trialled in Christchurch promise to lead to a clean city
Overflowing rubbish bins in public parks could be wiped out if new sensors being trialled by Christchurch City Council prove successful...
Kiwi company spearheads legalisation of self-driving vehicles in Australia and New Zealand
A Kiwi company is establishing itself at the front of the pack in the race to help legalise self-driving vehicles...
No power? No problem: Kiwi electric vehicle owners aren’t afraid of getting stranded
The poll found that 72% of Kiwi EV drivers experience only occasional range anxiety...
Christchurch couple launch Kickstarter to make South Island’s first cat café a reality
Husband and wife team Alyssa O’Connor and Nate Ball have raised $13,000 towards the $25,000 they need to get the cafe off the ground.
Kura takes on solving global issues with 3D printing
"The challenge combined creating a traditional board game with a new technology to help the students start thinking in a more future-focused way."
Digital wedding planner app wins Christchurch Startup Weekend
Binder helps brides and grooms-to-be plan their weddings with all the service of a human wedding planner and the convenience of a smartphone.
Grow quickly or fail fast – Christchurch gears up for sold-out Startup Weekend
The intensive business accelerator requires entrepreneurs to conceptualise, test, and build the foundations of a new business in just 54 hours.
Christchurch: Spark & Ministry of Justice team up to deploy cloud tech
The Ministry of Justice and Spark have teamed up for a project exclusively for Christchurch.
Christchurch company expands with New York ferry contract
Connexionz software development team in Christchurch has been expanded to manage this project.
Construction begins on exciting new Christchurch school
"The new Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery school will be another jewel in the local education network."
Kiwi-based software company gets back to its roots in Chch
At the time of the earthquakes, it was a small business with only six staff members.