Banks and fintech backing climate change efforts

 Auckland - New Zealand urgently needs to launch a green fintech industry with government and industry working together to see how fintech can tackle climate change, a leading Kiwi fintech expert says. James Brown, Fintech NZ’s general manager just back from Brexit banking talks in London, says the world economy is slowing

Smarter cities needed to achieve government ambitions

Auckland - With the government recently announcing a desire to help our cities grow up and out, leading New Zealand IoT expert Kriv Naicker today questioned whether New Zealand is falling behind in the use of smart city technology to help achieve this goal. Smart city innovations, using sensors, the internet of

Cyber attacks costing NZ millions of dollars annually 

Auckland - Leading tech expert Graeme Muller today questioned whether the recent cyber attack on a Wellington health organisation would be enough for New Zealand to take cyber threats seriously. The NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says Kiwis, businesses and organisations must act to prevent future cyber hacks which is now

NZ exercise industry awards’ finalists named

Christchurch - Scores of trainers and fitness facilities from all over New Zealand have made the finals of the annual New Zealand exercise industry awards. The winners of the ExerciseNZ event will be announced in Auckland on November 23. The most hotly contested categories are personal trainer of the year and

Biotech in NZ on cusp of saving sick pets

Auckland - NZ biotech companies and organisations are exploring cutting-edge research to help treat people, but that will soon be swiftly replicated for dogs, cats and other pets. BiotechNZ executive director Dr Zahra Champion says society cannot put a price tag on the unconditional love owners have for their pets. She says

NZ set for biggest banking shake up in decade

London - New Zealand could soon be on the cusp of open banking, possibly one of the greatest shake-ups in how customers manage their money, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says. Brown is already in the UK brokering relationships which will have a lasting impact on opportunities for New Zealand companies

YogaNZ relaunched by Exercise NZ

Christchurch - Yoga New Zealand (YogaNZ), the national yoga body for yoga in Aotearoa New Zealand, was relaunched yesterday. First established by Yoga Australia three years ago, it is now operationally supported by ExerciseNZ. With its own national yoga council guiding its operation, YogaNZ becomes 100 percent New Zealand run and operated,

NZ IoT Alliance backs Spark’s first 5G roll out

Auckland - The NZ IoT Alliance is supporting Spark for being the first to roll out a 5G wireless solution in New Zealand. IoT Alliance chair Kriv Naicker says this is an obvious first choice case as it will provide many homes and businesses with a viable substitute to a land line