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Gaming
Fortnite goes down under with new Aussie and NZ update
Get ready to say G’day with Fortnite, as the game has announced a brand new Australia and New Zealand in-game experience.
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Cloud
Vodafone Group picks up Kiwi domestic violence initiative
Vodafone New Zealand’s extra 10 days of ‘safe leave’ for its employees has now been implemented in a total of 25 countries.
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Startup
Kiwi-designed wheelchair capable of going offroad goes global
After tinkering with the final design for a few years, an innovative new solution from New Zealand for those in need is going global.
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Fintech
Kiwi agritech startup flourishes with homegrown legal marketplace
Looking to disrupt the kiwifruit industry, Acuris Systems employed the services of a fellow Kiwi startup's online legal marketplace.
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Uber
Kiwi Jedi keep forgetting their lightsabers in Uber cars
Uber released its second annual lost and found index, a snapshot of riders’ most commonly lost and most surprising forgotten items.
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New Zealand
Kiwi company launches DIY wireless asset tracker
New Zealand ISP Wireless Nation is launching an asset locating tracker...
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Cloud
Lightbox and The Mind Lab team up to inspire young Kiwi inventors
“Mind Lab Kids is all about fun, discovery, collaboration and confidence building...”
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New Zealand
NZTA launches VR experience for learner drivers
The VR experience is an interactive drive through real New Zealand streets to help users spot hazards...
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Artificial Intelligence
Kiwi AI startup secures major investor
Shoppers around the world are one step closer to experiencing artificial intelligence in action...
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New Zealand
Kiwi entrepreneur creates Tinder for events and activities
Swipe left, swipe right: The Romer app has been dubbed the Tinder for activities.
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School Networks
Kiwi ad tech company expands to Australia
Headquartered in Kaikoura, Advert Media provides its Parent Teacher Calendar App free to more than 400 schools across New Zealand...
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Fintech
PocketWise helps Kiwis stay on top of their finances
The cloud platform compares a wide range of financial products from different New Zealand banks and financial service providers...
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Cloud
Kiwi VR film featured at New York film festival
“This event is one of the most prestigious on the creative tech calendar, with over 100 exhibits..."
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New Zealand
Clunky wallets and cash payments, a thing of the past for Kiwi shoppers
“Laybuy is the only company to offer both in-store and online payment options in the New Zealand market...”
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Gaming
Get ready for the Curious Critters Club, an AR experience for kids
"Curious Critters Club is designed to help kids learn and evolve through play and discovery...”
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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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Government
Everything you need to know about evworld NZ
If you’re interested in electric cars it’s time to get excited, because evworld is right around the corner...
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New Zealand
The age of the landline is over: 71% of Kiwis prefer naked broadband plans
“Kiwis know value when they see it and have been quick to adapt their preferences as landlines have become less and less necessary..."
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New Zealand
Samsung reveals the Galaxy Note 8, hopefully this one won't randomly catch fire
“It’s an exciting moment for us to be able to deliver the most highly anticipated Galaxy Note we’ve ever created to Kiwis..."
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New Zealand
Could gas-stations become a thing of the past? Kiwi EV owners prefer charging at home
“EV owners particularly enjoy not having to interrupt their drive home or make a special trip to a petrol station..."
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Education
A Kiwi startup is revolutionising education and workplace training with virtual reality
Corvecto is a Kiwi startup that works with enterprise organisations of all sizes looking to grow their business through virtual reality...
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New Zealand
Snapchat your way through the streets of Paris: Spark overhauls roaming plans
“Customers need to know they can roam without worrying about a huge bill.”
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Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence and robots draw hundreds of Kiwi entrepreneurs to innovation event
The event featured a stellar line-up of established and emerging innovators...
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New Zealand
Out with the card, in with the new: Kiwis are looking for new ways to pay for goods and services
65% of Kiwis say they’re willing to try using smart devices to pay for goods and services...