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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.
18 Mar 2019
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.
28 Jan 2019
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.
20 Aug 2018
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.
28 Jul 2018
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.
19 Mar 2018
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.
14 Mar 2018
10,000 Christchurch homes get fibre
Enable has brought its fibre broadband network to 10,000 more homes in Christchurch...
06 Dec 2017
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..."
05 Dec 2017
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..."
06 Sep 2017
Outsource your laundry with Kiwi app, Laundromap
"Laundromap takes the hassle out of household tasks and life admin..."
05 Sep 2017
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...
21 Aug 2017
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...
03 Aug 2017
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...
26 Jul 2017
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.
29 Jun 2017
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."
08 Jun 2017
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.
22 May 2017
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.
17 May 2017
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.
01 May 2017
Christchurch company expands with New York ferry contract
Connexionz software development team in Christchurch has been expanded to manage this project.
11 Apr 2017
Construction begins on exciting new Christchurch school
"The new Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery school will be another jewel in the local education network."
10 Apr 2017
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.
06 Apr 2017
Spark to return to Chch CBD in ‘striking’ new Cathedral Square office
"We are now ready to honour a commitment we made to get back into the CBD when the timing was right to move,” says Simon Moutter.
07 Mar 2017
Bigger, better and stronger: Global Office celebrates return to Christchurch CBD
“When the ground shook, it also shook up local businesses, who started looking at new ways of working. They weren’t so dependent on physical offices."
11 Oct 2016
Announcing New Zealand’s next innovation hotspot...Christchurch?!
We’ve heard it all before: ‘Somewhere or other is destined to be the next Silicon Valley!’
15 Aug 2016