NZ digital skills efforts, a picture of lost opportunity: survey

Auckland - A major new national digital skills survey being released tomorrow, paints a picture of lost opportunity highlighting New Zealand is experiencing a digital skills mismatch which is impacting on the growth of the economy during difficult covid times. Digital technology businesses say they have problems attracting and retaining people with

NZ facing rampant cybercrime threats in 2021

Wellington - New Zealand organisations and businesses are facing increasing and rampant cybercrime threats and the situation is getting worse, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Almost a million New Zealanders are falling victim to cybercrime every year, he says. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand just recently suffered a data breach and

Older Kiwis must get fitter before covid vaccine – ExerciseNZ

Christchurch - New Zealand’s exercise industry is supporting the rollout of the covid-19 vaccine and protecting the people most vulnerable, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. He was commenting on the very latest Trinity College Dublin research which found adults aged 60 and older should exercise, such as a brisk walk, at

Almost 4.66 billion people globally are active internet users

 Christchurch - Almost 4.66 billion people were active internet users as of October 2020, encompassing 59 percent of the global population. The mobile phone has now become the most important channel for internet access worldwide as mobile internet users account for 91 percent of total internet users, according to. Statista, a

NZ paying soaring glove prices for frontline covid workers

Lake South Tahoe, California - The world is facing a severe shortage of covid protective gloves and New Zealand is paying rising glove prices to help its front healthcare workers, a global leading Kiwi glove expert says. Californian-based New Zealander Steve Ardagh, who owns glove company Eagle Protect, says glove prices are

Kiwis leaping into exercise in 2021

Christchurch - ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says people wanting to exercise again after the long holiday break should start gently with less intensity. This approach keeps activity manageable in terms of time available and allows people to build up strength and fitness gradually, he says. “Initially, we just want to get people

The state of the NZ exercise industry post-covid

Christchurch - New Zealand has been helping other countries’ exercise industry organisations and registration bodies to open fully up post-covid lockdown and as nations start returning to business as normal, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. New Zealand was one of the first countries in the world to re-open significantly after lockdown. Beddie

Trends and activity advice for 2021

Christchurch - Many Kiwis are suffering chronic stress because of the impact of the covid pandemic, a leading New Zealander exercise expert says. Covid and all that comes with it ,is still very much around and slowly wears people down, creating health issues as well as short tempers, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard