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Air NZ backs the future of electric air taxi in NZ
New Zealand is one step closer to autonomous electric air taxi services, thanks to Air New Zealand and Zephyr Airworks.
Air NZ demos immersive AR tourism board game
Players can see a giant kauri tree grow, meet a grumpy Hobbit, experience a bird’s eye view of a helicopter bungy jump, and they can even get splashed by a breaching whale.
GirlBoss Awards calls forth NZ's trailblazing young females
“The GirlBoss Awards recognises the change make-hers, the up-and-comers, the innovators and the bold young women who are shaping the future of NZ."
CERT NZ's Advisory Board extended for another six months
“I’m pleased all existing Board members have agreed to stay on and advise CERT NZ as we work through the refresh of our cybersecurity action plan."
Exclusive: Air NZ's CEO on creating a 50% female senior leadership team by 2020
"When it comes to digital specifically, women make up around 30% of both our total digital employee base and our digital leadership team."
Exclusive: Here's what NZ's top CEOs are doing to improve gender diversity
You need to understand what’s going on in your own business and do something to fix it because if you don’t, all this talk –it’s just PR bollocks.
Air NZ’s AI chatbot turns one
Oscar was first introduced a year ago on the airline’s website to answer commonly asked flight, baggage, lounge and Airpoints queries.
Tourists feel the chill of Antarctica in Air NZ’s next safety video
Air NZ’s next safety video will highlight the fundamental importance of Antarctica in understanding global climate change.
IT salaries on the rise, gender pay gap getting smaller
This data does show a slight decrease in the nation’s gender pay gap which was recorded at 7.2% in 2015.
New report shines a light on the reality of sustainability in NZ
The research names the nation’s most sustainable brands with Ecostore, Fairtrade and Tesla topping the list.
Air New Zealand launching as a skill on Amazon Alexa
The device hits stores in New Zealand and Australia in early February.
Kiwis get ready to Wi-Fly: Air New Zealand trials in-flight Wi-Fi
“We’re launching in-flight Wi-Fi as a trial initially in order to gather feedback and ensure it meets the needs of our customers..."
Air New Zealand and CyArk digitally map the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
“We expect that the content CyArk creates will become an educational asset to encourage a deeper connection with New Zealand and Māori culture..."
Air NZ’s digital human steals the show in Los Angeles
"We’re always looking for new ways to improve the travel experience and solve pain points with digital innovation..."
Air New Zealand employs a friendly robot in their five-day social experiment
“This experiment with Chip is another way we are pushing the boundaries to ensure we remain at the forefront of technology..."
Exclusive interview: Simona Turin on Air New Zealand's digital transformation
I’m still trying to figure out what is stopping girls from reaching technology because I love technology, it’s a creative process.
WiFi coming to select Air New Zealand flights starting now
Finally, the wait is over and Air New Zealand has started a trial of Wi-Fi on select flights.
Air NZ makes moves in AI technology with its very own chatbot
“There’s no doubt that AI is the future, allowing customers to better self serve, further improving the customer experience."
Major milestones for Air New Zealand’s mobile app
"Customers can look forward to the airline continuing to evolve and develop the apps it offers to further enhance their travel experience."
‘Total ban’ for Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Air NZ joins long list of airlines officially banning the Note7 device, as the fallout for Samsung continues.
Air NZ bans the note 7 amidst safety fears
Will their check in staff frisk customers for Note 7’s? Will they operate a TSA-like line of misery?
Air NZ 'pioneers' gate-to-gate Bluetooth for passengers
As of July 21 last week, Air New Zealand customers can now use Bluetooth devices 'gate to gate' on all its domestic and international flights.
Air New Zealand's latest innovation is all about robots
“Exploring the introduction of robotic technologies supports the airline’s innovation strategy and could create significant new opportunities."
Air NZ and Canada's Aimia buy Waikato University's 11Ants
Air New Zealand and Canadian marketing and loyalty analytics company Aimia have bought Waikato University spinoff 11Ants Analytics for an undisclosed
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Infographic: Why an outdated unified comms solution hurts your business
Seventy-one percent of IT professionals say their organisations use multiple communication or collaboration solutions unnecessarily.
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The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
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