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Chch offers start-up support for COVID-19 impacted jobseekers
Residents of Christchurch, Selwyn and Ashburton who lost their jobs due to the pandemic are invited to submit their start-up ideas to a new programme.
Christchurch's Enable chief exec to step down
Fuller has led the fibre network provider since its inception in 2007. He will step down between July and September in 2021.
Christchurch-based startup hits its stride with $600K seed funding
“We’re on a mission to give people back their time so they can spend it on things that matter, such as growing their businesses. Thanks to this investment round, we're going to be able to accomplish our mission much faster.”
Enable urges Christchurch locals to switch to fibre broadband
“We don’t want to see the 30% of local people not yet on fibre broadband stuck in a crisis - not able to run their businesses, access school learning, connect with family and friends and be entertained at home.”
Internet filtering not the answer - InternetNZ
The proposed law change is part of the New Zealand government response to the Christchurch terror attacks that occurred in March last year.
COVID-19: ChristchurchNZ announces $200,000 business support subsidy
The subsidy is being delivered as part of a wider business support package during phase one of a Christchurch Economic Recovery Package.
Enable remains committed to Christchurch during lockdown
"We are a lifeline utility and essential service provider which means our business needs to remain open through this time to serve our community.”
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.