2018 News

Hybrid options for the 2019 RAV4

12 December 2018

The all new RAV4, to be launched in 2019 locally, will be the first Toyota sport utility vehicle to be offered here with self-charging electric hybrid technology.

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KIWIS STARTING TO EMBRACE DIGITAL IDENTITY

28 November 2018

NZTech will launch New Zealand’s first formal digital identity organisation in Auckland on Monday.

Digital Identity NZ, a group of organisations and government agencies, has been set up to connect everyone in New Zealand that cares about digital identity.

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Wellington’s Milner-Olsen named best NZ personal trainer of the year

26 November 2018

Wellington’s Ngarama Milner-Olsen of Wellington has been named New Zealand’s best personal trainer at the Exercise NZ awards in Auckland at the weekend.

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Chocolate Spice Granola - Julie Buckley

22 November 2018

Looking for healthy recipes for you and your family. Julie Busckley is a coach and chef with the Diabetes Clinic.

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New Zealand can lead the world in financial technology

21 November 2018

New Zealand can lead the world in financial technology, or fintech, which will totally transform the financial services industry economy, Xero small business director Nicole Buisson says.

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More Hilux get attitude injection for 50th anniversary

7 November 2018

Toyota has restyled the 14 wide-bodied variants of its 21-ute range as the iconic workhorse of choice celebrates its 50th anniversary globally.

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Ruth Buchanan wins Walters Prize 2018

3 November 2018

Ruth Buchanan has been announced tonight as the winner of the Walters Prize 2018, New Zealand’s most prestigious contemporary art award.

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Toyota New Zealand has record sales month

1 November 2018

Toyota New Zealand has had its best ever sales month in October with a record total of 5,072 vehicles sold.

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New IPCC report marks ‘end of magical thinking’ about climate change - UC expert

9 October 2018

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment released today (2pm Monday 8 October NZTime). With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand-in-hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said today.

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Successful year for Animal Management team

4 October 2018

It has been a successful year for Auckland Council’s Animal Management team, which works hard every day to keep both Aucklanders and dogs safe in across the region.

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Lack of exercise putting pressure on Kiwis’ health

2 October 2018

Lack of exercise is putting pressure on the health of many Kiwis, a leading New Zealand exercise expert says.

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Blockworks to unveil how NZ business is rapidly changing

26 September 2018

Blockworks, clearly the biggest and most significant event to consider the benefits and impacts of the burgeoning blockchain technology in New Zealand, will be held in Auckland on October 12.

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NZ facing growing number of cyber incidents

20 September 2018

Kiwis will continue to face record digital threats and cyber incidents every month, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Top staff don’t have to be Aucklanders to be winners – Alpine Energy ceo

20 September 2018

Winner of the New Zealand executive assistant (EA) of the year award Nyia Strachan may come from one of New Zealand’s smallest cities but she would still be the best EA if she worked in Auckland, her boss Alpine Energy chief executive Andrew Tombs says.

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The funky C-HR adds even more spice

18 September 2018

Toyota has enhanced the daring styling of the C-HR compact SUV with the availability of a two-tone paint scheme on a new Limited variant.

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Auckland Council and Unison honoured at RiskNZ annual awards

13 September 2018

Auckland Council’s Cecilia Tse won the risk management professional of the year award while the council’s risk team won the excellence in developing capability in risk management award at RiskNZ’s annual awards in Auckland last night.

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Eye-watering deal for NZ medical business

10 September 2018

New Zealand company ODocs Eye Care has signed its first overseas international partnership with Riyadh’s King Saud University, which is the biggest medical university in the Arab world.

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A first for NZ: Delta Insurance releases cover for intellectual property

10 September 2018

Kiwi businesses can now afford to protect themselves against intellectual property (IP) risks, thanks to an audacious move by Delta Insurance.

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Huge number of Kiwis say they will soon start structured exercising

3 September 2018

A total of 176,000 New Zealanders says they will definitely start exercising at a gym or fitness facility in the next 12 months according to a survey by an Auckland research company.

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Is agritech destined to save New Zealand?

29 August 2018

Agritech could be destined to save the New Zealand economy, leading New Zealand tech expert Graeme Muller says.

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PAs crucial to successful businesses and organisations

23 August 2018

A New Zealand business leader has come in to bat for many unsung personal assistants (PAs), just weeks out from the annual New Zealand Office and PA Show.

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Better structure for burgeoning yoga exercise – conference

21 August 2018

Yoga teachers want to introduce quality standards for yoga teacher training and support in New Zealand for yoga teachers.

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Whittaker’s launch their first permanent store

16 August 2018

Whittaker’s has launched their very first permanent store which is located through customs in Auckland International Airport. The store opened yesterday and will be accessible to anyone travelling internationally from Auckland.

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Boxing classes better for people with brain diseases

15 August 2018

A New Zealand boxing-fitness expert is urging Kiwis with chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s to lead more physically active lives and start boxing.

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WHANGAREI LEADING NZ’S CHARGE IN THE EV WORLD

13 August 2018

Whangarei, winner of the most electric vehicle friendly-town in New Zealand award, has a big advantage over other regions.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS SECURE FUSITU’A UNTIL 2023

10 August 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, August 09, 2018 – Prolific try-scorer David Fusitu’a has today re-signed with the Vodafone Warriors until the end of the 2023 NRL season.

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Major international agritech announcement expected for NZ

8 August 2018

In less than a fortnight, more than 30 New Zealand agritech leaders will make history in Silicon Valley.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS ANNOUNCE NRL WOMEN’S PREMIERSHIP SQUAD

1 August 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, August 01, 2018 – A 22-strong squad laden with current and former Kiwi Ferns has been unveiled today to represent the Vodafone Warriors in the inaugural NRL women’s premiership next month.

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NZ’s top exercise industry body backs calls for tighter guidelines

24 July 2018

The country’s top exercise industry body, ExerciseNZ, is behind the call for industry-wide guidelines around high intensity workouts including a weekly maximum time limit for this type of training for gym-goers.

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Lexus’ electrifying start to 2018

6 July 2018

Lexus has launched into 2018 with its best sales result ever in its history in the New Zealand market.

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NZTech and NZBio combine tech forces

4 July 2018

New Zealand is beginning to witness unprecedented opportunities in areas of technology convergence as cutting-edge and world-first technology continues to accelerate and merge.

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AI and IoT changing the face of NZ dairying

2 July 2018

A fledgling New Zealand agritech company run by a rising Kiwi entrepreneur who has worked for Rocket Lab has raised $8 million, from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Data Collective, which is likely to result in massive changes to the nation’s burgeoning dairy industry.

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100TECHWOMEN PROJECT LAUNCHING THIS MONTH

2 July 2018

NZTech Women will this month launch 100TechWomen which will feature a collection of inspiring stories from New Zealand’s brightest female tech talent from around the country.

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AT LAST, A NEW GENERATION OF SANITARY PADS THAT TICKS ALL THE BOXES!

22 June 2018

Drion sanitary products are hypoallergenic, ultra-absorbent and technologically advanced, and support menstrual comfort. They contain a green strip infused with far infrared rays and negative ions. Drion sanitary products also help minimise vaginal odours.

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New era of stylish, dynamic, emotional design at Toyota

21 June 2018

The latest Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid, C-HR, Camry and soon to be launched Corolla are a result of Toyota’s global president Akio Toyoda challenging the company’s designers to create cars that speak to people’s emotions.

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North Shore tree tests free of kauri dieback

21 June 2018

Tests on a kauri tree in Chelsea Estate Heritage Park on Auckland’s North Shore have shown that it does not have kauri dieback disease.

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Yoga surging in popularity around NZ

20 June 2018

Tomorrow is international yoga day and yoga is surging in popularity all around New Zealand, while organised sport is in decline, Exercise NZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.

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Customers the winners as insurtech investment ramps up

18 June 2018

The rapid rise of tech companies working in the insurance market and investment by traditional insurance firms into new advanced technologies is expected to lead to better deals for customers in coming years, InsurTechNZ chair Jason Roberts says.

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Waste plan a step closer to a zero-waste Auckland

12 June 2018

Auckland Council’s latest plan for managing waste is a step closer to the region’s goal of becoming zero-waste by 2040 with increased priorities for advocacy, product stewardship, strengthening residential collection options and addressing illegal dumping issues.

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Digital principles set up to help NZ businesses evolve

12 June 2018

The digital revolution that has begun will change, redefine and disrupt almost every sector across the country, New Zealand Techleaders chair David Kennedy says.

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TUIVASA-SHECK NAMED TO RETURN AGAINST COWBOYS

12 June 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, June 12, 2018 – Captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is again in line to return from an ankle injury for the Vodafone Warriors’ 15th-round NRL encounter with the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville on Friday (6.00pm kick-off local time; 8.00pm NZT).

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Impressive Matariki Festival line-up to light up your winter

11 June 2018

The star of Auckland’s winter season, the Matariki Festival, returns with an exciting line-up of more than 100 events region-wide from 30 June to 22 July; from an evocative dawn karakia, to captivating kapa haka, a street party, family kite-flying events, lighting shows and cultural events across Auckland. All in celebration of Matariki, the Māori New Year.

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'Kāore te kumara e kōrero mō tōna ake reka'

11 June 2018

I was raised on Hongoeka Marae. One of the first things I learnt while growing up in my community is you get more respect being humble than you do 'showing off'.

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Colin Dale Park identified as new home for Speedway in Auckland

8 June 2018

Auckland Council, Regional Facilities Auckland and Speedway Promotions Limited (SPL) will today sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that proposes Colin Dale Park in Wiri as the future home of Speedway in Auckland.

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Teachers need to be better paid for the tech revolution

7 June 2018

Teachers need to be better paid as they adjust to educating kids in the fastest growing sector in New Zealand, - technology, an award-winning Maori chief executive of a fast growing ed-tech company says.

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Happiness

7 June 2018

How do you feel right now? Are you happy? If not it is time to make some changes.

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JOHNSON TO PLAY 150TH NRL GAME IN CHRISTCHURCH

5 June 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, June 5, 2018 – Shaun Johnson has been named to make his 150th NRL milestone appearance in the Vodafone Warriors’ 14th-round clash against Manly Warringah at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday (5.00pm kick-off).

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Aucklanders shape the city's future direction

5 June 2018

Following significant levels of public interest, Auckland Council has adopted the Auckland Plan 2050.

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ASKING ABOUT MISSING SALARY LEADS TO DISMISSAL

3 June 2018

In a recent Employment Relations Authority case an employer has been found to have unjustifiably dismissed their employee after the employee questioned why his wages were not paid on time.

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Build your personal brand to succeed

1 June 2018

I live in New Zealand and people here generally do not like to promote themselves. We like to be humble and there really is quite a tall poppy syndrome that goes on here.

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Kiwi kids need to be more active, getting to and from school

30 May 2018

Being active during childhood helps with brain development and leads to lower rates of degenerative diseases later in life, a national exercise expert says.

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Whittaker’s welcomes awards voted by NZ public

25 May 2018

Whittaker’s is delighted to have been named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand for the seventh consecutive year, and thanks the New Zealand public for their ongoing support.

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Fiscal responsibility but can we wait for wellbeing – BERL

21 May 2018

Budget 2018 oozed fiscal responsibility, but for many a shift to a truly wellbeing Budget cannot come quick enough, BERL chief economist Dr Ganesh Nana says.

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Launch of the UpStarters – NZ tech and innovation story

21 May 2018

The New Zealand Tech and Innovation Story, the UpStarters, launched this morning by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Techweek ’18, is a key milestone in supporting our tech and innovation companies to promote themselves on the world stage.

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Whakapike Ake Recruitment Officer (Auckland)

18 May 2018

The University of Auckland is a truly great place to work. Offering five weeks' annual leave, over 300 courses and workshops designed to support your professional development, and standout facilities for staff members who are also parents, it's easy to see why we've just been voted one of New Zealand's most attractive employers.*

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Auckland Art Gallery’s new chatbot demonstrates art-ificial intelligence to give new access to 17,000 artworks

18 May 2018

To mark International Museums Day on Friday 18 May, and ahead of next week’s Techweek NZ, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki today launches a new chatbot through Facebook Messenger.

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An Australasian food-first for NZ blockchain producer

15 May 2018

Four-year-old Auckland business Olivia is reportedly the first small to medium enterprise in Australasia to adopt blockchain in food traceability.

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Technology will make NZ rivers cleaner

15 May 2018

Technology will soon help make New Zealand’s farms more productive while also making lakes and rivers cleaner, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Double the delight for lovers of caramel-filled chocolate

10 May 2018

Whittaker’s has perfected a new caramel filling and is releasing two new caramel products. As well as pairing the new creamier, smoother and more velvety caramel with Whittaker’s 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk Chocolate, Whittaker’s has also created a 62% Dark Salted Caramel.

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[GAME DAY] CREATING INDIGENOUS ROUND HISTORY

8 May 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, May 7, 2018 – Maori culture will be fully integrated into the NRL’s annual Indigenous Round for the first time when the Vodafone Warriors host the Sydney Roosters at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday (5.00pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Canterbury of New Zealand).

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VODAFONE WARRIORS ANNOUNCE OWNERSHIP CHANGE

2 May 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, May 2, 2018 – Vodafone Warriors executive chairman Jim Doyle confirmed today that after working with various interested parties, both within New Zealand and internationally, over the last few months the club has been sold to Carlaw Heritage Trust, and Autex Industries Limited.

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Auckland Harbour Bridge lighting up to honour Anzacs

19 April 2018

In collaboration with the RSA, Auckland’s Harbour Bridge is set to join more than 80 events across the region in paying tribute those who served their country in WWI and other conflicts.

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NZ highly regarded for global tech talent

11 April 2018

Tech is the fastest growing and third biggest industry sector in New Zealand contributing more than $6.3 billion in annual exports and now other countries are chasing the cream of our tech crop.

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Kiwi company selected in women-only Australian tech accelerator

10 April 2018

A New Zealand start-up company, RIP Global, is among eight companies to be selected for the next women-only Springboard Enterprises Australia (SBE) accelerator programme.

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Govt may force NZ’s umbrella rural health organisation to close

6 April 2018

New Zealand’s umbrella rural health organisation will move to shut down if it does not receive government funding next week.

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Toyota and the changing face of personal mobility

29 March 2018

The motor industry and personal mobility are changing radically and Toyota is leading the way in making changes to its overall business to keep pace.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS FIRST CLUB TO SIGN NRL WOMEN’S PREMIERSHIP HEAD COACH

29 March 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, March 28, 2018 – After being confirmed as one of four clubs in the new NRL women’s premiership yesterday, the Vodafone Warriors have today become the first to appoint their head coach by confirming much-decorated former Kiwi Ferns captain Luisa Avaiki in the role.

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It’s on! Auckland Council green lights America’s Cup location

29 March 2018

The thrill and vibrancy of the America’s Cup is returning to Auckland’s waterfront in 2021 with the Auckland Council Governing Body giving its unanimous support to hosting the 36th America’s Cup.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS EXCITED TO JOIN NRL WOMEN’S PREMIERSHIP

27 March 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, March 27, 2018 – Involvement in the new NRL women’s premiership has been hailed by Vodafone Warriors executive chairman Jim Doyle as the launching pad for significant growth of women’s rugby league throughout New Zealand.

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Council funding on offer for ideas that reduce waste

27 March 2018

Applications open April 1 for Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF), which funds great ideas for reducing waste to landfill.

Businesses, iwi/Māori and education/community groups can apply for up to $5000 towards their project.

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New Zealand becoming global centre for blockchain

26 March 2018

New Zealand is becoming a global blockchain centre, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS SEEK FANS’ HELP AFTER DEVASTATING GEAR THEFT

26 March 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, March 26, 2018 – The Vodafone Warriors have asked for support from fans and the general public as they desperately seek to recover expensive equipment and unique playing gear stolen from a club van on Sunday night.

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NZ part of global exercise explosion

23 March 2018

New Zealand is about to see an explosion in the number of people taking up yoga, 24/7 gyms, boutique studios, boot camps and mobile trainers, a leading exercise expert says.

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Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium ready for record-breaking month

21 March 2018

Fresh off the back of the Vodafone Warriors opening home game win over the Gold Coast Titans, Mt Smart Stadium is being transformed into concert mode for the record-setting Ed Sheeran concerts, and will be transformed again ahead of the historic NRL double-header.

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NZ seen as the world’s living global tech lab

15 March 2018

The announcement of the world’s first self-driving electric air taxi being piloted in Christchurch is just one of the examples of New Zealand becoming a living tech laboratory, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller said today.

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AI now bringing exciting possibilities to NZ

15 March 2018

In Phoenix, Arizona, cars are self-navigating the streets. In many homes, people are speaking to digital assistants, with the machines responding.

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UNCHANGED SQUAD FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY CLASH AGAINST TITANS

14 March 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, March 13, 2018 – Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney is set to use an unchanged side for the St Patrick’s Day NRL clash against the Gold Coast Titans at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday (5.00pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Suzuki).

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Hopelessly addicted inventor saving native birds with AI

12 March 2018

A researcher described as a hopelessly addicted inventor who is using artificial intelligence (AI) to find native bird predators such as rats, stoats and possums, will be an interesting speaker at AI Day in Auckland on March 28.

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Lexus Sport Yacht concept wins international recognition

12 March 2018

The unique Lexus Sport Yacht concept was recognised with a special award by Japan’s “Boat of the Year” committee at the Japan International Boat Show in Yokohama on Friday.

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Other People Think showcases Auckland’s contemporary international art collection

7 March 2018

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki offers fresh insights into its remarkable international collection in a new exhibition, Other People Think: Auckland’s Contemporary International Collection, opening this Saturday 10 March.

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Summit of Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill soon to be vehicle-free

7 March 2018

From Monday 26 March work will start on reconfiguring the summit road entrance off Olive Grove and installing a new automated gate. The work will take around four to six weeks to complete. Safe access for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained throughout this period.

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Encouraging signs of more Kiwi women in tech

6 March 2018

The worm has turned in the tech world as a wave of females are joining the tech community, according to national and global reports.

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Silicon Valley Amazon Kiwi manager speaking at AI-Day

27 February 2018

A New Zealander who is leading one of the world’s most exciting artificial intelligent (AI) teams at Amazon in Silicon Valley is working on cutting-edge social impact projects such as catching game poachers and child sex traffickers.

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What does 2018 hold in store for NZ?

22 February 2018

A leading economist says New Zealanders will have to wait until later in the year to see where the needle settles on the government’s ‘superficial change v substantive change’ spectrum.

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Chief tech officer appointment critical for NZ

20 February 2018

The appointment of a chief technology officer for New Zealand is critical for the future of the country if we hope to be a thriving digital nation by 2030, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Textbooks and landline phones likely to be gone by 2030

19 February 2018

Spark Digital chief executive Jolie Hodson, who is speaking to the international Digital Nations summit in Auckland starting today, has painted a picture of dramatic tech changes in New Zealand over the next 12 years.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS AND NEW ZEALAND RUGBY REACH AGREEMENT

16 February 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, February 13, 2018 – The Vodafone Warriors and New Zealand Rugby have reached an agreement following mediation to resolve a dispute arising from Etene Nanai-Seturo’s decision to leave the Vodafone Warriors and sign with New Zealand Rugby.

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How will tech be impacting NZ by 2030?

15 February 2018

More than 500 tech people are gathering at the international Digital Nations Summit in Auckland on Monday to share ideas and thoughts about what sort of country New Zealand will be like in 2030 and the role technology will play, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Takarunga / Mt Victoria summit vehicle-free from March

13 February 2018


Work begins this week on returning the tihi (summit) of Takarunga / Mt Victoria to a vehicle-free space.

The tihi and the summit road will be permanently closed to all private motor vehicles including motorbikes and scooters from 1 March 2018. Parking spaces at the Kerr Street entrance to the maunga will have parking time limits enforced from 1 April to help ensure all visitors have equal parking opportunity.

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Give some thought to your heart on Valentine’s Day

13 February 2018

Kiwis should think seriously about their heart and their loved one tomorrow on Valentine’s Day, a leading New Zealand health expert says.

Heart diseases is the single biggest killer of New Zealanders. Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease and cardiovascular disease accounts for 30 percent of Kiwi deaths every year. The Heart Foundation says many of the deaths are preventable.

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Kiwi kids to give world tech experts coding lessons

13 February 2018

Some of the world’s leading tech experts, including tech Ministers from other countries, will attend a coding session with a bunch of young New Zealand’s school children at the Young Coders Showcase during the international Digital Nations tech summit in Auckland next week.

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Demand for portable units to help hospitals increasing

12 February 2018

The demand for portable operating departments to ease hospital surgical strain is growing substantially, Mobile Health chief executive Mark Eager says.

Over the Christmas break, Mobile Health’s surgical bus unit was busy working in Auckland at the Counties District Health Board as an extra theatre helping them to get through their elective surgery lists, Eager says.

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Attitude injection for the Hilux range

8 February 2018

Toyota Hilux will ramp up its attitude with the introduction of the SR5 Cruiser variant, which sits above the SR5 and replaces the outgoing SR5 limited in the 21 strong range.

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Cast Announced for Hone Kouka’s Gripping New Play

8 February 2018

An award-winning actor, a member of Fly My Pretties, a Shortland St star, an international Pop-Up Globe performer and a high school graduate making her theatre debut are among the cast just announced for the world premiere season of Hone Kouka’s stunning new work, Bless the Child.

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Vector Lights on Waitangi Weekend

2 February 2018

An extraordinary light and sound show telling the story of Hauturu-o-Toi (Little Barrier Is) will launch tonight, Friday 2 February with Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge, and run each night through to Waitangi Day, Tuesday 6 February.

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Love Your Maunga: stage set for celebration of Māngere Mountain

2 February 2018

Four hours of live music, food and market stalls is set for the ‘Love Your Maunga’ event at Māngere Mountain, 11am to 3pm on Saturday 17 February.

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AI, the new tech frontier, changing the world

1 February 2018

Some of the top cutting-edge tech companies, academics and leading tech chief executives will unleash all the latest information and how AI (artificial intelligence) is impacting on New Zealanders’ lives at a major event in Auckland in March.

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Award-winning artist Tami Neilson to headline Music in Parks finale

31 January 2018

Finish your summer under the stars with New Zealand’s own musical star, singer-songwriter Tami Neilson.

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Open letter to the PM on improving NZ fitness levels

29 January 2018

The New Zealand 2017 personal trainer of the year winner has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, pleading for more government input to help Kiwi school children get fitter.

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Solar-powered bike bringing waterfront news

26 January 2018

Auckland Council's new information bike will be out at popular events bringing Aucklanders up to speed on plans for the city centre’s development.

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Auckland Council introduces glamping – where stunning nature meets a touch of luxury

23 January 2018

Experience Kiwi camping at its finest this summer by trying out Auckland Council’s new glamping tents.

Furnished canvas bell tents are now available at the Ōrewa Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, Martins Bay Holiday Park and Wenderholm Regional Park for those wanting a hassle-free camping experience with comfort in amazing locations.

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Three big tech trends critical for Kiwis in 2018

23 January 2018

Digital learning skills, smarter homes and medical drone deliveries will be major tech developments that will significantly impact lives of Kiwis, a leading New Zealand tech expert says.

NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says while the tech talk is often about issues such as robots stealing jobs or virtual reality worlds New Zealanders may sometimes overlook some of the advances that are happening already that will be important for Kiwis in the coming days of 2018.

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Top Google researcher speaking at digital summit in Auckland

16 January 2018

Tomas Izo, a lead engineering director in machine perception at Google Research, will be an exciting speaker at the biggest global tech summit ever held in New Zealand in Auckland on February 19 and 20.

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Popular Waitangi Day celebration returns to Hayman Park

16 January 2018

Haere mai ki te rā whakanui i te Tiriti o Waitangi ka tū ki Manukau.

Join the fun and celebrate our national day at Auckland Council’s Waitangi ki Manukau, a free event for the family on Tuesday 6 February in Hayman Park, Manukau.

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Exercise still #1 new year’s resolution

15 January 2018

Exercise is still the #1 new year’s resolution for most Kiwis, a leading New Zealand exercise expert says.

Exercise NZ chief executive Richard Beddie says just doing something is better than nothing, and people wary of huge fitness challenges should start with things they enjoy.

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Digital era, matter of survival for Kiwi companies

10 January 2018

Kiwi businesses are having to substantially change how they operate with the rapid arrival of the digital age, a leading New Zealand business expert says.

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