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Government
Forward thinking tech summit kicks off in Wellington
A major government and tech industry summit will be held in the Te Papa museum, with the aim of seeing how these two sectors can can work together.
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Wellington
Wellington web tech conference celebrates 10th birthday
"The calibre of international speakers was once again superb, further enhancing Wellington’s reputation as a global hub of creativity and tech."
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Internet of Things
Wellington IoT network goes live
Wellington is first cab off the ranks to go live with a new wireless network aimed at connecting up the Internet of Things.
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Cybersecurity
NZ's best in cyber security recognised at 2015 iSANZ Awards
NZ’s information security community gathered at the 2015 iSANZ Awards last night, to celebrate the achievements of those working in cyber security.
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Government
NZTA strikes a blow to NZ’s tech sector
It has been revealed that Snapper, the kiwi developed contactless payment card used throughout the Wellington region, could end up being replaced.
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Education
Kiwi research symposium kicks off in Wellington
Porirua will play host to the third annual Whitireia and WelTec Research Symposium (WWRS), presented in association with the Open Polytechnic.
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Cybersecurity
Wellington to host Kiwi-focused cloud security event
“We’re trying to create a cyber security industry in New Zealand that focuses on user needs and steers away from vendor-centric cloud services."
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Wellington
Wellington gains new tech hub and Collider program
Wellington's innovative businesses have a new place to call home, with the launch of a new $3 million tech hub tonight.
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Education
Wellington has a new ICT grad school
Wellington is set to be home to a new ICT Graduate School, designed to set the standard for advanced ICT education and fuel growth in the industry.
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IT services
Geeks on Wheels rolls into new HQ
Geeks on Wheels has a new headquarters in the centre of the nation’s capital, open extended hours, seven days a week.
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CFO
TeamTalk annual earnings slump 53% in 'tough year'
TeamTalk, the listed telecommunications company, reported a 53 percent drop in what it said was a "tough year."
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Deloitte
Wellington event takes a closer look at Lean Startup Methodology
“We are keen to see the impact this thinking will have on New Zealand organisations aiming to stay competitive in the face of dynamic market forces."
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Customer
Genesys G-Summit global event comes to New Zealand
The Genesys global G-Summit event series is making its way to New Zealand, and will showcase this year’s theme of ‘Next-Generation CX’.
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Wellington
Axis Communications moves to Wellington
In order to expand its presence globally, Axis Communications has opened a new office in Wellington and appointed Magnus Zederfeldt director, AP.
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Education
The Mind Lab: Igniting innovation in students and teachers
The Mind Lab by Unitec is an education offering for Kiwi children and teachers. It’s dedicated to science, technology, innovation and discovery.
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CFO
Airline lobby dismisses Wellington airport extension plans
New Zealand's airline lobby has opposed plans for the Wellington International Airport extension, saying the $350 million estimated cost may fall on t
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CFO
NZX plans to launch equity options trading on April 24
NZX, which operates New Zealand's stock market, plans to start offering equity options trading in three stocks as it seeks to develop the nation's cap
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CFO
Ross Asset Management liquidators seek $954,000 investor withdrew in test case
Liquidators of the Ross Asset Management group of companies, found to be a ponzi scheme, are looking to claw back $954,000 one investor withdrew befor
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IT Industry
Wellington IT skills drought continues
Absolute IT says IT professionals are in ‘hot demand’ in Wellington and have released a statement encoraging those with IT skills to head to the city.
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CFO
NZ dollar drops to month low on dairy concern, US dollar strength
The New Zealand dollar dropped to a month low after the government yesterday revealed threats to contaminate infant formula with poison, raising conce
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CFO
Carter Holt appeals failed strike-out bid in leaky schools case
Carter Holt Harvey, the building products supplier owned by billionaire Graeme Hart, is appealing its failed bid in the High Court to strike out a cla
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Wellington
Wellington needs to be better at attracting tech students
The table discussed Wellington’s talent shortage and solutions to appeal to more international and national tech students and creating and supporting businesses that get tech professionals excited about working in Wellington.
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Apple
Kiwi app company Touchtech named fastest growing by Deloitte
Touchtech, the Wellington mobile app company, has been named the 131st fastest growing technology company in the Asia Pacific region by the Deloitte Fast 500 index.
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Apple
Rapid expansion of Uber NZ continues with Wellington
Uber NZ is continuing to grow with Uber Wellington now live.