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New Zealand
No power? No problem: Kiwi electric vehicle owners aren’t afraid of getting stranded
The poll found that 72% of Kiwi EV drivers experience only occasional range anxiety...
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Cloud
Christchurch couple launch Kickstarter to make South Island’s first cat café a reality
Husband and wife team Alyssa O’Connor and Nate Ball have raised $13,000 towards the $25,000 they need to get the cafe off the ground.
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3D Printing
Kura takes on solving global issues with 3D printing
"The challenge combined creating a traditional board game with a new technology to help the students start thinking in a more future-focused way."
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Christchurch
Digital wedding planner app wins Christchurch Startup Weekend
Binder helps brides and grooms-to-be plan their weddings with all the service of a human wedding planner and the convenience of a smartphone.
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Christchurch
Grow quickly or fail fast – Christchurch gears up for sold-out Startup Weekend
The intensive business accelerator requires entrepreneurs to conceptualise, test, and build the foundations of a new business in just 54 hours.
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Cloud
Christchurch: Spark & Ministry of Justice team up to deploy cloud tech
The Ministry of Justice and Spark have teamed up for a project exclusively for Christchurch.
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Cloud
Christchurch company expands with New York ferry contract
Connexionz software development team in Christchurch has been expanded to manage this project.
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Christchurch
Construction begins on exciting new Christchurch school
"The new Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery school will be another jewel in the local education network."
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Software
Kiwi-based software company gets back to its roots in Chch
At the time of the earthquakes, it was a small business with only six staff members.
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Christchurch
Spark to return to Chch CBD in ‘striking’ new Cathedral Square office
"We are now ready to honour a commitment we made to get back into the CBD when the timing was right to move,” says Simon Moutter.
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Christchurch
Bigger, better and stronger: Global Office celebrates return to Christchurch CBD
“When the ground shook, it also shook up local businesses, who started looking at new ways of working. They weren’t so dependent on physical offices."
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Innovation
Announcing New Zealand’s next innovation hotspot...Christchurch?!
We’ve heard it all before: ‘Somewhere or other is destined to be the next Silicon Valley!’
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Uber
Christchurch, Uber has landed
Taxi nemesis Uber has landed in Christchurch, and is offering Cantabrians free rides to reel them in.
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Facebook
Is social media the way to go in a crisis?
“The website and social media combination has proven once again a successful model to engage and get vital information out to communities."
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Social Media
Social media campaign in remembrance of 2011 ChCh earthquake
A new campaign is underway in remembrance of the fifth anniversary of the February 22nd 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
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Cloud
Enable sets ambitious Christchurch UFB roll-out targets
Enable has announced it plans to roll-out fast broadband to 33,000 more homes and businesses in the Christchurch area.
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Christchurch
Christchurch's love affair with fibre broadband continues
Christchurch businesses and consumers are jumping onboard with fibre broadband with uptake of 35% in some areas.
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CFO
Govt ordered to reconsider 'red zone' offers in split Supreme Court ruling
The government's offer to pay half the 2007 rateable value to uninsured properties and bare land in Christchurch's 'red zone' has been declared unlawf
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CFO
CERA bullish on Chch CBD anchor projects, though keeping mum on business cases
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, which was tasked with overseeing the rebuild of the country's second-biggest city, is upbeat about the p
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Employment
Will the stars of yesterday's sex romp be fired?
The media coverage the event has brought on may bring the employer into disrepute. The rendezvous could have serious implications for the employees.
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Facebook
Frisky Christchurch employees caught out on social media
"Why should they lose their jobs?? Look what idiot Brown got up to. He’s still the idiot Mayor Of Auckland!?!!”
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University of Canterbury
Industry experts to discuss Christchurch's digital future
Christchurch is unique in the world, combining the rollout of Ultra-Fast Broadband with the rebuilding of the city following its devastating earthquakes.
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Christchurch
Free Wi-Fi at Christchurch Hospital
Christchurch Hospital is offering free access to its Wi-Fi to patients and visitors with a six month trial.
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Fibre
Christchurch suburbs hot for fibre says Enable
Rolleston, Burnside and Addington are leading Christchurch's charge to fibre broadband.