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Radical new approaches may be required says NZTech

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Digital Skills Forum, FifthEstate1, Graeme Muller, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Press Release Service, Productivity Commission, Robotics Plus  /  Comments Off on Radical new approaches may be required says NZTech

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – The future of work and the impact of tech changes are complex issues, so it is fantastic to see the Productivity Commission undertaking such a detailed analysis of the potential opportunities and challenges, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. The rapid growth in artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation is already starting […]

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NZ tech ecosystem starting to really mature

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Callaghan, FifthEstate1, Graeme Muller, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, NZTech Alliance, Press Release Service, Scale-Up  /  Comments Off on NZ tech ecosystem starting to really mature

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckand – New Zealand’s tech and innovation ecosystem is expanding and maturing superbly, NZTech Graeme muller says, in a wrap up of where New Zealand technology is poised for massive growth this year. A recent report from Callaghan Innovation called Growing the pie, details how entrepreneurs are creating a better New Zealand, including interviews […]

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AgritechNZ keen to help scale up NZ food production

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AgritechNZ, AM-NC, Business, Clara Foods, DuPont, FifthEstate1, Finless Foods, Granular Software, KB, Make Lemonade Media, Memphis Meats, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Silicon Valley  /  Comments Off on AgritechNZ keen to help scale up NZ food production

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Tauranga – With the need to feed the world’s population of 9.8 billion people by 2050, AgritechNZ is looking at ways New Zealand can scale up its food production to meet the growing global demand. AgritechNZ chief executive Peter Wren-Hilton says global food systems will need to transform at an unprecedented speed and scale. […]

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Tees for Nelson’s trees

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DOC, FifthEstate1, fires, Indigo Greenlaw, KB, Make Lemonade Media, marlborough, MIL NZ OSI, Nelson, New Zealand, News, Paper Rain Project, Press Release Service  /  Comments Off on Tees for Nelson’s trees

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Nelson – Moved by the recent forest fires near Nelson, the Marlborough region’s Paper Rain Project has launched a not-for-profit t-shirt in support of native tree plantings in the destroyed areas. Although a substantial area of forestry was affected, the fire also had devastating effects on the lowland bush area of Eves Valley. The […]

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Technology crucial for NZ’s future

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland, Business, FifthEstate1, Graeme Muler, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Press Release Service, Technology, Techweek  /  Comments Off on Technology crucial for NZ’s future

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – Technology, which is crucial for New Zealand’s economic and social future, is in the hands of school children who are taking a massive interest in the country’s fastest growing sector, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. School students in every year now have tech as part of their curriculum, so they have […]

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Most insurtechs want to improve customer experience

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, FifthEstate1, Financial Markets Authority, FinTechNZ, InsurtechNZ, Jason Roberts, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Reserve Bank  /  Comments Off on Most insurtechs want to improve customer experience

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – The majority of insurtech companies want to improve customer experience, a landmark report commissioned by InsurtechNZ says. New technology is helping to create improved products, according to a new Kiwi report. Wearables and telematics investment in technology is paving the way for new product offers while the rapid emergence of AI driven […]

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NZ-first of its kind online funeral donation-giving platform

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Christchurch, donation, Editor's Picks, FifthEstate1, funeral, KB, Make Lemonade Media, Memorial Gifting, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Terry Fullerton  /  Comments Off on NZ-first of its kind online funeral donation-giving platform

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch – A Christchurch company has come up with a New Zealand-first concept of a platform so people can give money online for a charity at a funeral. At the moment, the only other option is for people to set up a page on sites like Give A Little or Everyday Hero. Now, […]

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First major NZ exercise conference in Christchurch for 15 years

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Christchurch, ExerciseNZ, FifthEstate1, FitEx-Lite conference, KB, Make Lemonade Media, May 18, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Richard Beddie  /  Comments Off on First major NZ exercise conference in Christchurch for 15 years

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch – The phenomenal growth of boutique fitness studios as well as specialist classes such as aqua and spin will be among the topics discussed at the FitEx-Lite conference in Christchurch next month. The May 18 ExerciseNZ event has attracted interest from hundreds of people and will be hosting speakers from both around […]

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NZ tech leader to speak at international summit in the Netherlands

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, FifthEstate1, Food Valley, Graeme Muller, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Noordwijk, NZTech, Press Release Service, the Hague, the Neterhland  /  Comments Off on NZ tech leader to speak at international summit in the Netherlands

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – NZTech CEO Graeme Muller has been invited to speak at a major tech event in Europe later this year as interest grows in New Zealand’s transition to a leading digital economy. He is speaking at the BTG conference in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, and will also attend the Global Entrepreneur Summit in the […]

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Substantial growth expected in the NZ agritech sector

By   /  March 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AgritechNZ, AM-NC, Business, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Peter Wren-Hilton, Press Release Service, Tauranga, Techweek  /  Comments Off on Substantial growth expected in the NZ agritech sector

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Tauranga – Kiwis can expect to see substantial growth in the agritech sector in the next 12 months, AgritechNZ chief executive Peter Wren-Hilton says. Recent research suggests that New Zealand had approximately $1.4 billion worth of agritech exports in 2018 and was growing at a compound annual growth rate of four percent but New […]

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NZ can do better on digital privacy

By   /  March 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Andrew Weaver, Business, Digital Identity NZ, Editor's Picks, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, self-sovereignty, Social Media, Symantec, Wellington  /  Comments Off on NZ can do better on digital privacy

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Wellington – New Zealand can do better than to accept that just two percent of people trust social media to look after their information, when 75 percent of Kiwis go ahead anyway, Digital Identity NZ executive director Andrew Weaver says. He was commenting on Symantec’s latest Insights Report which shines a light on the […]

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Terrorism a first for NZ but decades now for Afghanistan

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Afghanistan, Al Noor mosque, AM-NC, Business, Christchurch, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Press Release Service, Terrorism, vigil  /  Comments Off on Terrorism a first for NZ but decades now for Afghanistan

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch – While last Friday’s terrorist attack in Christchurch was the first for New Zealand, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Australia and non-resident to New Zealand says his country has been victims of violence and terrorism for more than four decades. Ambassador Wahidullah Waissi is in Christchurch to pay tribute to the victims in Christchurch, meet […]

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NZ among the worst countries for physical inactivity

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Christchurch, ExerciseNZ, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, physical actvity, Press Release Service, Richard Beddie, San Diego  /  Comments Off on NZ among the worst countries for physical inactivity

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch – New Zealand is rated 10th best in the world for gym membership but we have some of the worst physical inactivity levels globally, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. He has just returned from a World Health Organisation conference in Geneva where he led a session on global standards for exercise professionals. […]

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The end of our innocence

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Christchurch, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, March 15, MIL NZ OSI, Mosque, New Zealand, News, Opinions, Paul Kench, Press Release Service, terrorist attack  /  Comments Off on The end of our innocence

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Opinion editorial By Paul Kench, the Canterbury Police crime services manager (officer in charge, CIB) at time of February 22, 2011 earthquakes Christchurch – In retirement, I’m reluctant to join the social media world as a commenter, informed or otherwise, however for my own peace of mind I’ve decided to record some of […]

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Christchurch Muslims in grief, shock

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, attack, Business, Christchurch, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, Muslim community, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, terrorist  /  Comments Off on Christchurch Muslims in grief, shock

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch  – A member of the Muslim community in Christchurch says the Muslims in the city are in a shock following the terrorist attacks. Hedayat Najib, head of Business Studies at the Abacus Institute of Studies in Christchurch, says he and his family have been in contact with friends and families. But they […]

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Trans-Tasman champion Sir Rob McLeod wins key NZ CFO award

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland, Business, CFO Awards, Conferenz, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Sir Rob McLeod, Steve Scott  /  Comments Off on Trans-Tasman champion Sir Rob McLeod wins key NZ CFO award

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – Champion of trans-Tasman gender equity and indigenous engagement Sir Rob McLeod last night won the 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Finance & Business award at the annual New Zealand CFO Awards in Auckland. Sir Rob, of Ngati Porou whakapapa, received the prestigious judges award for an outstanding career built on tax expertise, leadership […]

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NZ may become a global blockchain leader

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland, blockchain, BlockchainNZ, Business, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, Mark Pascall, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Techweek, Wellington  /  Comments Off on NZ may become a global blockchain leader

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – Kiwis could be future leaders in the billion-dollar global blockchain market across government and industry, BlockchainNZ executive director Mark Pascall says. Blockchain is at its heart a decentralised distributed ledger – which is a way of replicating and sharing data between networked computers – which records the transaction of data, communication, tokens […]

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Tech firms’ continued R&D growth driving economic growth

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland, Business, FarmIQ, FifthEstate1, Graeme Muller, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Press Release Service, Pushpay, R&D, Soul Machines, Xero  /  Comments Off on Tech firms’ continued R&D growth driving economic growth

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – New data from Statistics NZ highlights the continued growth of R&D (research and development) by tech firms, with computer services and scientific and tech services making up 35 percent of all R&D investment. Computer services companies alone invested $586 million in R&D in 2018, an increase of $150 million, NZTech chief executive […]

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NZ closing the gender gap but tech sector lagging behind

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Eva Sherwood, FifthEstate1, gender equality, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Press Release Service, ShadowTechDay, Wellington, Women  /  Comments Off on NZ closing the gender gap but tech sector lagging behind

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Wellington – New Zealand has risen two places to the seventh most gender equal country in the world to the latest World Economic Forum report on the issue. NZTech director Eva Sherwood says overall New Zealand has closed more than 80 percent of its gender gap for the first time since the forum’s index […]

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New Zealand urgently needs a biotech strategy

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, A2 Corportation, agritech, AM-NC, biotechNZ, Business, FifthEstate1, Japanese, KB, Lincoln, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Softbank, Zahra Champion  /  Comments Off on New Zealand urgently needs a biotech strategy

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – New Zealand urgently needs a biotech strategy because it is critical to the future of the country’s economy, BiotechNZ executive director Zahra Champion says. The global biotechnology market is expected to reach more than $US727 billion within six years, according to a new report by Grand View Research in San Francisco. Dr […]

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