NZ fitness scoreboard for 2018: appalling

Christchurch - Kiwi exercise attitudes and government focus seriously need to change in 2019, as New Zealand ends the year as one of the worst in the world for physical activity, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. Beddie gives New Zealanders a physical activity levels score of D for 2018. “We now rate

International acquisitions sign of Kiwi tech success

Auckland - New Zealand tech firms have produced continued growth in offshore business throughout 2018, NZTech Graeme Muller says. Australia continues to offer plenty of opportunity for New Zealand businesses for growth through acquisition and Kiwis saw at least three tech acquisitions in the past year including global Kiwi fintech business, Transaction

110,000 Kiwis in tech jobs; more expected in 2019

Auckland - New Zealand, rated by the World Bank as the best country in the world to do business with, is still seeing massive and unprecedented growth in the high-paid tech sector. The number of tech sector jobs continues to grow rapidly, with 2830 new jobs created in 2017 and an estimated

Significant growth in Maori exercise leaders: ka pai !

Otautahi - New Zealand is seeing a significant growth in Maori fitness and personal training leaders, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. The personal trainer of the year winner at the recent ExerciseNZ annual awards, Ngarama Milner-Olsen, is Maori and so too is the mind body teacher of the year, Jase Te

Kiwis starting to embrace digital identity

  Auckland - 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. NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says the organisation, which will be

Wellington’s Milner-Olsen named NZ’s best trainer

Auckland - Wellington’s Ngarama Milner-Olsen has been named New Zealand’s best personal trainer at the Exercise NZ awards in Auckland at the weekend. Judges said Milner-Olsen is incredibly professional, has outstanding communication and rapport with clients, is goal focused and confident. She has a strength and personal power that empowers her clients and

NZ can lead the world in fintech, Xero’s Buisson says

Auckland - 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. Buisson is a key speaker at a major fintech summit in Auckland on November 29 which will bring Kiwi fintech innovators together to

Summit crucial for NZ’s fintech future

Auckland - The NZ fintech summit next week is crucial for the future of financial technology in New Zealand, virtual assistant company FaceMe chief executive Danny Tomsett says. The summit in Auckland on November 29 includes most of the country’s leading financial tech specialists. Tomsett, a key speaker at the event, says financial