New Zealand stories - Page 2
New self-driving vehicle tech set to make roundabouts safer
A new autonomous driving research project may help reduce the number of accidents NZ roundabouts in the future according to a local spokesperson.
KiwiSaver members urged to claim their ‘free money’
The Government will generally contribute 50c for every $1 contributed by an eligible KiwiSaver member.
NZ crypto platform startup aiming to raise $1million
The company will use the money to grow its New Zealand user base before setting its sights on international expansion to markets such as Singapore.
How Vodafone aims to speed up cancer research
The Vodafone DreamLab app turns mobiles nationwide into a virtual supercomputer network.
Girl power: Championing women in tech
Looking forward it's essential that the tech sector continues to champion women and encourage them to get involved.
Exclusive Q&A: Is New Zealand innovating on a global stage?
I recently had the opportunity to discuss New Zealand's trend of innovation with Dyson senior design engineer Glyn Rees-Jones.
NZ’s West Coast could become a major tech hub
Technology is supposedly available and embraced in the region and the low cost of living reduces the risk for start-up companies.
Mandatory autonomous safety systems could save hundreds of Kiwi lives
AEB is already standard in many new vehicles sold in NZ but is not yet compulsory.
GovTech accelerator set to advance public sector innovation
The new programme, Lightning Lab GovTech, is part of Creative HQ’s business accelerator programmes.
InternetNZ announces new leadership roles
"InternetNZ’s work on the issues and policies that impact the internet in New Zealand is a vital part of the organisation."
LetsPlay.Live (LPL) announces new Project Cars 2 NZ Championship tournament
eSports is growing at a rapid rate in New Zealand thanks to LetsPlay.Live (LPL). Now the company is staging a Project Cars 2 tournament for Kiwis.
Auckland to host international AI conference
More than 500 delegates from around the world are expected to attend the five-day conference.
New Zealand film production revenue still on the rise
New Zealand film production revenue increased 15% to $1.1 billion in 2017.
It's business time, Rocket Lab prepares for its first commercial launch
The mission includes manifested payloads for Spire Global and GeoOptics.
Could NZ become a world leader in electric vehicle uptake?
Meridian Energy has launched its latest campaign to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles.
Facebook to test a ‘downvote’ button in NZ
The test is a continuation of a trial Facebook began a few weeks ago that allows people to upvote or downvote comments on public threads.
Waste Management NZ redefines the ‘tidy Kiwi’ with electric vehicles
Waste Management NZ recently opened New Zealand’s first workshop dedicated to converting diesel trucks into electric vehicles.
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.
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.
Chorus to trial live 4K broadcasting service over fibre
Chorus has announced that it will commence a proof of concept trial using its fibre network to provide a direct broadcasting service.
Kiwi facial recognition program can help you repair your relationship… with cats
The team of programmers who created the digital technology spent months training the computer to make the physical distinctions.
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.
How NZ is becoming the world’s living tech lab
"New Zealand now has a global reputation for technology leadership in space, GPS, artificial intelligence, IoT, agritech and creative technologies."
Kiwi startup aims to remove the cost barrier for electric vehicles
A startup in Rotorua wants to make second-hand electric vehicles more affordable to encourage the use of sustainable transport.