Research shows importance of exercise in cancer care

Christchurch - Exercise New Zealand chief executive Richard Beddie today backed United Kingdom research which is showing the benefits of exercise for people who have had cancer. Research at Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been investigating the important role that structured exercise programmes can play in living with and after recovery. Beddie says the

Brilliant new enviro-tech camp initiative for kids

Raglan - A prominent Kiwi businessman has set up New Zealand’s first ever enviro-tech camp at Raglan, south of Auckland. Vaughan Fergusson, founder of New Zealand’s high-growth tech success story Vend and founder of OMGTech!, has rebooted an outdoor education camp to help steer kids into tech careers. “Kids can come here

BiotechNZ produces landmark report to boost Kiwi businesses

Auckland - BiotechNZ is helping the government grow New Zealand’s highly regarded biotech industry, its executive director Dr Zahra Champion says. The latest Scientific American Worldview scorecard for biotech, places New Zealand fourth in the world behind the US, Singapore and Denmark, and one place ahead of Australia. The scorecard evaluates countries on

NZ tech companies should study the UN sustainable goals

Auckland - Kiwi tech companies should study the United Nations sustainable development goals and position their solutions as ways to achieve them as there are millions of euros being invested in the next few years, leading New Zealand tech expert Graeme Muller says. Muller has just returned from major global tech conferences

Kiwis to celebrate international yoga day on June 21

Christchurch - Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis will celebrate international yoga day on June 21, Yoga NZ chair Heather Robinson says. Yoga is practised by more than 400,000 Kiwis at more than 500 yoga studios and classes around New Zealand, making it one of the fastest growing physical activities in the country. ExerciseNZ

NZ education needs shake up to cope with new tech

Auckland - The New Zealand education system needs a serious shake up to deal with the velocity in which technology is changing the working world, EdTechNZ has said in a submission to the Productivity Commission. The commission has launched an inquiry into the impact of tech on the future of work in

AgritechNZ to unleash major initiative

Tauranga - A three-year New Zealand agritech initiative designed to validate new technologies in nutrient analysis, delivery, efficient uptake, and environmental mitigation will be launched at the national Fieldays at Mystery Creek near Hamilton next Thursday. AgritechNZ chief executive Peter Wren-Hilton says New Zealand is taking a global lead on bringing cutting-edge

Nine out of 10 Kiwis want more control of their digital identity

Wellington - A total of 79 percent of New Zealanders are concerned about the protection of their identity and use of personal data by organisations, according to a research survey commissioned by Digital Identity New Zealand (DINZ). Andrew Weaver, executive director of DINZ, says there is a public concern and some