Sir Ray Avery supports Lancet’s call for NZ covid inquiry  

Auckland - The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and most respected medical journals, says it would be valuable to conduct an official inquiry into New Zealand's response to the covid pandemic. An inquiry would help shape the necessary changes to its laws, public health infrastructure and institutions, the latest Lancet says. The

Kūaka breaks record for trans-Pacific marathon

Hamilton - A kūaka (godwit) is the talk of the global bird researching-studying world after setting what appears to be a new world record for a non-stop migration marathon from Alaska to the Firth of Thames. During its migration the godwit, fitted with a transmitter last November, was tracked across the Pacific

Kiwis don’t care enough about cyber security, Muller says

Auckland - Covid has suddenly and dramatically increased New Zealand’s reliance on digital devices and the internet, despite this CERT NZ’s research shows Kiwis are not adjusting their behaviours around cyber security fast enough, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Research by CERT NZ, the government entity that tracks cyber breaches, found

Nationwide health tech study launched

Auckland - A comprehensive nationwide health technology study into the state and future opportunities for creating a world class health, disability and social system has been launched by NZ Health IT (NZHIT). The study will be contained in a report and will identify opportunities for the future and related challenges to

NZ IoT Alliance applauds convergence of 5G and IoT in Auckland’s CBD

Auckland - NZ IoT Alliance applauds Spark and Auckland Transport for accelerating the convergence of 5G and IoT by activating 5G with IoT in Auckland’s CBD. Kriv Naicker, the IoT Alliance chair, says the scaling up of IoT solutions from 100s to 1000s of sensors deployed and new data and information being

Covid produces unprecedented interest in NZ digital health board

Auckland - The covid-19 pandemic and swift changes to greater digital health has produced a swarm of health experts putting their names forward to join the board of NZ Health IT (NZHIT). Since the first case of the disease in New Zealand was reported on February 28 this year, NZHIT has been at the

2021 a critical year for NZ’s climate change future

Christchurch - The Climate Change Commission’s first package of advice will be open for consultation from early next year. The Climate Change Commission’s first package of advice will be open for consultation on or before February 1 next year and there will be a six-week consultation period. It will outline what climate action

Growing evidence gyms and fitness clubs are safe

Christchurch - There is growing evidence from around the world that gyms and fitness clubs are safe places to visit during the covid-19 pandemic, ExerciseNZ says. A case of a healthcare worker with covid who went to Les Mills group fitness classes on consecutive days, has officially resulted in no new cases