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Auckland Council
DCI Data Centers one step closer to building NZ facility in Auckland
The company has been given OIO consent, but it still needs resource consent from Auckland Council.
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Auckland Council
New e-scooters arrive in Auckland after death of Lime, Wave
Neuron Mobility is one of four e-scooter companies with a licence to deploy across Auckland, bringing 880 bright orange scooters to the streets.
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Internet of Things
IDC names Aussie and NZ initiatives as top APeJ smart city projects
Ipswich, Queensland and Auckland, New Zealand have taken two of the 19 spots among the very best smart city initiatives in APeJ.
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Data analytics
The Instillery harnesses data for Auckland Council with AWS
The solution will help drive growth decisions, optimise city planning and enable stakeholders to measure the impact of investment on social outcomes.
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IDC
Three Kiwi smart city projects shortlisted in IDC APAC Awards
Auckland City Council and Datacom have three projects between them that have been shortlisted as finalists in three of the 12 award categories.
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Are solar panels a good investment? Auckland Uni answers
We wanted to offer an educational tool that's impartial and realistic to help people work out if solar is economic for their workplaces.
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Auckland Council, Spark open their final community basketball court in Glen Innes
Auckland Council hopes that the free Wi-Fi at this basketball court will encourage the community to increase their physical activity.
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Trade Me
Trade Me joins pledge to get more young Aucklanders into jobs
“As an employer we know the value of hiring young people to inject new ideas and enthusiasm into our work."
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Auckland Council
Spark & Huawei get behind digital youth initiative in Otara
“Unleashing the potential of all New Zealanders is what we’re all about, and Spark is excited to be behind a truly useful service."
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Auckland Council
Opportunity awaits for young Auckland entrepreneurs
One of AUT's programmes, Co.Starters, is a world-leading programme.
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Auckland Council
Auckland Council launches Buzzed campaign to target city's youth
Buzzed will feature stories designed to stimulate conversation on the real impacts of alcohol and drugs to inspire change.
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Auckland Council
Does Auckland need a digital and technology advisor?
“Keeping up and ahead of digital and technology advances is crucial to improving user experiences and driving cost-effective, future-proof decisions."
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Apps
Auckland Council rolls out dog safety app
In the wake of several reported dog attacks this week, Auckland Council is this week rolling out a ‘dog safety’ app designed to keep children safe.
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Auckland Council
Where is Auckland's free Wi-Fi?
Auckland Council offers free Wi-Fi to residents and visitors to certain parts of the city. What parts?
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Auckland Council
Auckland Council drops WiFI gender question following backlash
Auckland Council is removing a pop-up on its free Tomizone Wi-Fi, which asks users to select if they are male or female.
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Google
Auckland Council WiFi - gateway to 'objectionable' material
"Nothing is 100% foolproof," - Auckland Council explains how explicit images can be accessed using its WiFi service.
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Innovation
Huawei backs Auckland's innovation hub
Huawei is officially GridAKL’s foundation partner, and will provide a $1 million sponsorship to the Auckland based innovation hub.
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3D
Auckland Council ventures into realm of 3D
Auckland’s Chief Planner will unveil a 3D Digital Commons Plan for the city at a national planning conference in April.
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Auckland Council's IT project smashes targets
Auckland Council has released a statement saying its IT project NewCore is tracking on budget, on time and on schedule.
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Government
Auckland council spends 120k on video streaming
The set-up and installation cost $68,000, upgraded equipment to provide a high quality digital signal at a cost of $12,000 and the annual cost of the service is around $40,000.
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Promapp
New Zealand councils can now share knowledge with each other
New Zealand councils have a history of sharing with each other, but this is the first time that sharing has been centralised nationwide
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Auckland Council
Smart move for MIT’s new campus
Today marks the official opening of the Manukau Institute of Technology’s (MIT) new ‘smart’ campus. The revolutionary $100 million campus was opened by the Minister of Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, and Auckland Mayor, Len Brown.
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Auckland Council
BlinkMobile Interactive signs first NZ Council deal
The company's Enterprise Mobility Platform will enable Auckland Council to mobilise information and services across the organisation on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.
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HP
HP to standardise Auck Council desktops
Consortia led by the multinational firm to assist in standardising council desktop computing systems.