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Data
Massey Uni & Stats NZ launch first research database
Massey University and Statistics New Zealand opened the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) laboratory, which will provide staff and student use for IDI-approved projects.
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Callaghan Innovation
New Zealand R&D investment driven by SMBs - Callaghan
Kiwi firms spent $1.8 billion on R&D in 2017, a substantial 14% increase on 2016.
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Innovation
Report: Opportunity for partners as more Kiwi businesses spend on expansion
The Business Operations Survey has revealed that more Kiwi businesses are spending on expansion, showing there is plenty of opportunity for partners.
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Artificial Intelligence
Unlocking the benefits of leading a multi-generational workforce
Diversity – and not just gender diversity – brings different ideas, backgrounds, and assumptions to the table.
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Uber
Sharing economy transforming Kiwi spending habits
Statistics New Zealand is adding Airbnbs and Ubers to the CPI basket to keep it relevant for New Zealand.
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Statistics NZ
NZCTU: New Zealand, we need to talk about wages...
“Unions are ready for more holistic conversations about wages for working people that gives them a fair go at determining what their jobs are worth."
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Statistics NZ
New tech maps NZ's digital & socioeconomic divides
The Digital Divide map is an interactive tool which shows the different digital divides New Zealanders and their communities are facing.
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Government
Statistics NZ to cover Govt's Open Data programme
"Stats NZ is a world-leader in data and analytics, and is best-placed to drive forward with the programme."
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Digital Transformation
Statistics NZ undergoes ‘significant’ transformation courtesy of Fujitsu and Citrix
"From an agency that collected statistics to a provider of vast amounts of real-time data, the transformation required a new way of working."
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Disaster Recovery
Statistics NZ resume data releases following delay caused by earthquakes
"We have not lost any data but a number of our systems need to be brought back up to restore all our services."
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Fibre
New Zealand's fibre connections double, Statistics NZ reports
“This can make it easier for businesses to grow and for households to use the internet for streaming movies, online gaming, and communication."
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Streaming
Kiwis love streaming: Almost half of all broadband connections have unlimited data
“A few years ago only 5% of us had uncapped broadband connections, so it’s exciting to think where we could be in another few years."
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Fronde
Statistics NZ & Fronde consolidate data collection
Statistics New Zealand is working alongside cloud provider Fronde to improve its data collection processes.
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Innovation
Kiwi companies invest in R&D and innovation, new survey finds
“Research and Development activity is crucial for creating a strong and diversified economy, and moving into higher value products and services."
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Government
Treasury looks to improve the lives of NZers with open source data
“To help encourage innovative approaches to longstanding social problems, the Government is aiming to make data more open."
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Women in Technology
More women in management, says Statistics NZ
Women are now almost as likely as men to work in managerial roles, according to a new report from Statistics New Zealand.
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Fibre
1 in 20 NZ broadband connections through fibre
Fibre is proving extremely popular amongst Kiwis, with the number of fibre connections doubling since 2014.
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Data
Kiwis go nuts over streaming - data usage higher than ever
The increase in data usage coincides with a large increase in the proportion of broadband connections that have no data cap.
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Steven Joyce
Tertiary providers required to publish graduate employment outcomes
All universities, wānanga and polytechnics will be required to publish information about the employment status and earnings of graduates as of 2017.
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Statistics NZ
Retail spending up 5% in June
Retail spending using electronic cards experienced increased in the month of June, according to new data from Statistics New Zealand.
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Statistics NZ
Xero and Statistics NZ sign data supply agreement
"The trial data supply agreement could improve the quality of statistics and produce new ones for the benefit of both government and business."
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CFO
NZ spending on credit, debit cards slips in April
"Today's numbers were weaker than expected and suggest that some of the super-strong growth in spending in the March quarter was a one-off."
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CFO
US burger demand bodes well for NZ beef farmers, economist says
A trend towards eating out in the US, which saw sales at restaurants and bars overtake spending at grocery stores for the first time last month, bodes
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CFO
NZ food prices rise at fastest pace since 2011, led by rising fruit and veggie prices
New Zealand food prices rose at their fastest annual pace in over three years in March, pushed higher by rising fruit and vegetable prices.