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Social Media
Plan for Christchurch Call to target social media algorithms welcomed
A tech specialist says targeting social media algorithms is an important step to reduce extremist online content.
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Startup
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.
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Fibre
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. 
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Startup
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.”
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Fibre
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.”
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Government
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.
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Christchurch
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.
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Christchurch
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.”
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Government
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.
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Cloud
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.
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Christchurch
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."
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Microsoft
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.
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Cloud
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.
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Digital Transformation
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.
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Startup
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.
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Christchurch
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.
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Christchurch
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.
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Mancave
10,000 Christchurch homes get fibre
Enable has brought its fibre broadband network to 10,000 more homes in Christchurch...
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New Zealand
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..."
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New Zealand
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..."
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Wellington
Outsource your laundry with Kiwi app, Laundromap
"Laundromap takes the hassle out of household tasks and life admin..."
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New Zealand
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...
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New Zealand
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...
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New Zealand
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...