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Treasury “deliberately and systematically” hacked
This follows the opposition party’s unexpected release of details of the Government’s Budget, which were due to be made public on Thursday.
TIN Report hints at new chapter in NZ tech sector
The rising profitability reflects the wealth of experience, capital and scale the sector has built up; creating the foundations for widespread and stable growth”.
Survey finds sharp decline in Auckland business confidence
1 year ago Auckland businesses were feeling relatively optimistic about the economy, but fast-forward to the present and that has drastically changed.
Cheese rolls & eye-rolls: Twitter reacts to #NZBudget2018
Yesterday was Budget Day, and since our Labour-led government released its first budget, Twitter has been afire with responses.
Govt. puts $800,000 towards 3-D aerial mapping of Northland
The data can be used by forestry companies to help plan their logging operations and horticulture companies for sustainable land management.
Govt focuses on innovation in Taranaki economic strategy
The strategy was commissioned by Taranaki’s four councils and was developed by business and iwi leaders, the region’s councils and central government.
Ultra-fast broadband is coming your way as government invests another $270 million
“By the end of 2022, our UFB programme will provide more than four million New Zealanders with world-class internet.”
Changes to Govt startup investment fund welcomed by angel investors
Changes include raising the investment cap in companies to $1.5 million and removing the $250,000 funding round limit.
InternetNZ: Telco Bill will protect fair broadband prices after 2020
"One remaining concern with this draft legislation is the choice of so-called ‘anchor products’ - a broadband product at a specified price."
Modernising NZ's telco sector: TUANZ applauds introduction of new Telco Bill
“One element not addressed as a result of the review is the inequality of resourcing for consumer voice research."
Simon Bridges to introduce Bill to modernise Telco Act to Parliament
The Commission will be able to make codes that address retail service quality if the industry fails to develop industry-led codes that are adequate.
Weta, Microsoft and HTC team-up at the Wellington centre for mixed reality
Wellington’s virtual and mixed reality centre, Projectr, has officially opened and it has some major partners...
More competition needed - Tuanz backs Govt's request for review of mobile market
"New Zealand needs a fully functioning mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) environment with the competition that will bring."
Chorus continues to make progress on countrywide network upgrade
More than 8,000 households, businesses, schools and healthcare facilities now have access to fibre in Levin...
NZ energy innovation bill speeds through its third reading in parliament
"This bill will help reduce transport sector emissions by encouraging the uptake of electric-vehicles."
NZ IoT Alliance report: Simon Bridges on the Govt's role in NZ's IoT future
“Emerging technologies also present new challenges, and the research identifies some areas we’ll be considering further such as privacy of IoT data."
Simon Bridges announces reappointment of Telecommunications Commissioner
“The role of the Commissioner continues to be of vital importance as unique issues may emerge that require specialist understanding of the sector."
New telco laws for advanced Internet: Goodie bag or mixed bag?
The government has announced a reform of the telco act that will affect Internet around the country - but is it good news for consumers?
Government targets 100% internet connectivity by 2025
It’s reviewing the proposals received in the tender process for the next phase of the Rural Broadband Initiative and the Mobile Black Spot Fund.
Phase 2 of Ultra-Fast Broadband build underway - who’s town is next?
The second phase of the government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative is underway, with one South Island town and one North Island town first up.
NZ tech sector seeing strong growth and investments – MBIE report
NZ’s rank at first in the world for ease of doing business by the World Bank Group is a huge drawcard for investors.
Teckweek’17 kicks off to to encourage global thinking and inspire youth
Techweek’17, a nationwide event showcasing New Zealand-grown technology and innovation to the world, kicked off today amidst much fanfare.
A triumph for cyber security: New Zealand's CERT team has finally been launched
New Zealand’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT NZ) has finally been launched this afternoon.
Kiwi Govt & digital sector align to drive NZ's digital transformation
“The Government has a key role to play in ensuring that New Zealand can take advantage of what IoT has to offer."
NZTech working closely with Govt on Cyber Security Strategy
“The tech sector is working closely with the government on ensuring the cyber strategy is implemented as fast as possible."
New Zealand can't be complacent in its progress toward cyber security
The cooperation of the government with the private sector will be the crucial accelerant in the drive to improve cyber security across the economy.
Huawei investing $400m in NZ to promote innovation and opportunities
Huawei recently announced a major investment into New Zealand’s future, including a cloud data centre and innovation labs around the country.
Spark welcomes 90% 4G rollout announcement; says 4.5G is where the future lies
90% of the country now has access to 4G services ahead of schedule. Spark says it welcomes the news, but it also has its eyes on 4.5G.
UFB uptake growing steadily, says Govt
“Access to fast and reliable internet helps create an environment for economic growth – it’s critical to helping businesses and communities thrive."
NZ govt urges Kiwi to be cautious online
"At the start of a new year, it is timely to check that we are using technology safely."
InternetNZ sings govt’s UFB praises
"It's fantastic to see the government exceeding expectations in the number of people that will have access to fibre."
Hundreds of driverless cars headed to Kiwi roads
"The government has done a good job of opening up the opportunity for testing this technology in NZ but we are certainly not leading the world."
Govt builds more electric vehicle charging stations
“We’ve set a target to get 64,000 EVs on New Zealand roads by 2021 but it will be a team effort.”
From fast food to flying food: Domino's showcases NZ pizza delivery by drone
Pizza delivery by drone? In New Zealand? Disbelief aside, Domino's and Flirtey teamed up yesterday to show that it's about to become real - soon.
Scenic beauty & road safety: Bluetooth alerts to help rental car drivers
Bluetooth technology to deliver safety messages will be used to educate rental drivers as they drive along the Christchurch to Queenstown route
New Zealand ahead of the curve when it comes to electric vehicles
“It’s clear that electric vehicles are the future. This is a natural evolution, and it is our aim to encourage that switch sooner, rather than later.”
New technologies lead Govt to overhaul transport sector rules
“With the existing rules for the sector being in place since 1989, a significant review is not before time.”
Driverless pizza delivery? It's a thing.
Don’t like your pizza delivery guy? Don’t worry, soon he might not exist.
NZ puts seven new oil and gas areas put up for tender
A total of seven new areas will be opened up to oil and gas exploration under its block offer tendering system, as the New Zealand government seeks to
Bridges pushes NZ as 'most ready in the world' for electric cars
Transport and Energy Minister Simon Bridges has officials investigating ways to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, although is ruling out inc
ICT Minister gains environment portfolio
Amy Adams to be kept busy following resignation of Nick Smith.