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How NZ businesses aim to future-proof their fleets with EVs
New Zealand businesses are increasingly embracing more sustainable transport options to get their employees from A to B.
ANZ recognises up-and-coming IT professionals
WelTec and ANZ acknowledged the outstanding achievements of two Bachelor of Technology graduates, Shanini Kumari and Erik Poulsen.
E-bike developer receives $25,000 boost from KiwiNet
Massey University researcher Matthew Miller has received a $25,000 boost to develop e-bike feedback sensors.
Vodafone disappointed in commerce commission FibreX charges
Vodafone's coaxial cable is supposedly different from copper, which ADSL and VDSL run on.
Chorus and Spark comment on the impact of last night’s storm
The majority of issues have been caused by power outages.
Spark and Skinny launching 240GB wireless broadband plans
Some wireless broadband customers can now access a massive 240GB of data as their broadband plan.
Kiwi company chosen for women-only Aus tech accelerator
RIP Global is a cloud-based expense reporting and bookkeeping solution.
Major tech competition launches for Kiwi students
The initiative is linked directly to the new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content.
New social media platform connects youth workforce with businesses
Vodafone and Youthline are among the first organisations to partner with the platform for launch.
Wi-Fi calling is coming to an iPhone near you
This brings the total number of customers on 2degrees who can take advantage of Wi-Fi calling to over 350,000.
Rocket Lab engineer launches Kiwi ecommerce site
The site hopes to topple the monopoly TradeMe currently has on the market.
Is NZ’s transition to a living laboratory for blockchain a good thing?
New Zealand is becoming a global blockchain centre according to FintechNZ general manager James Brown.
NZ startup Nyriad and Advanced HPC announce partnership for GPU-accelerated storage systems
Orion is especially suitable for applications for high-performance computing, big data and hyperscale storage.
Kiwi startup raises over $1M to protect transfer of personal information
FileInvite streamlines the process of requesting, receiving and storing personal information without the need to use email.
Green Acres GO aims to be the Uber of home maintenance
Green Acres GO aims to unlock an untapped workforce, providing opportunities for people to supplement their incomes by providing home services.
Yamaha invests in Tauranga-based robot company
Tauranga-based RPL is an early stage R&D company that develops robotics and automation solutions for highly variable agricultural environments.
Kiwi Startup Spotlight: HI Jewellery puts an aesthetic spin on the term ‘wearable tech’
HIJ is offering a unique and new style of jewellery for digital natives, and forward-thinking tech-loving individuals.
Kiwi startup DROPIT’s live auctions to feature at Formula One Grand Prix
DROPIT is an interactive, fan engagement app connecting sponsors and teams with their fans during drop auctions.
Ilumony founders launch NZ cryptocurrency investment platform
The new platform, called Invsta, is in pre-beta testing and will be live to the general public later this year.
Weta Workshop opens new mixed reality facility called Weta Gameshop
Weta Workshop has officially opened its newest facility, Weta Gameshop, thought to be the world’s first specialist mixed reality development studio.
From family business to ICT infrastructure giant – a New Zealand story
Lexel is one of NZ’s largest privately owned ICT infrastructure solutions companies, employing 170 staff with a revenue of over $50million a year.
Social enterprise develops game for learning sign language
The game has passed the prototype stage, and SeeCom are currently doing research to produce the full game version.
Kiwi Startup Spotlight: Putting data back into consumer’s hands with blockchain
Right now, four big internet companies are using personal data to make huge profits - they also use their power to shut down the competition.
Discrimination, advocacy, and standing together – Women in tech speak out
Xero’s International Women’s Day tea saw approximately 80 women who were Xero partners, customers, and employees coming together.