Customers the winners as insurtech investment ramps up

Auckland - The rapid rise of tech companies working in the insurance market and investment by traditional insurance firms into new advanced technologies is expected to lead to better deals for customers in coming years, InsurTechNZ chair Jason Roberts says. Customer expectations of instant digital transactions delivered seamlessly across digital channels are

ShadowTech wins award – go women in tech!

Auckland - The TechWomen programme ShadowTech won the engaging youth in ICT gong at the annual New Zealand CIO awards in Auckland last night. The initiative run by TechWomen, part of the NZTech community, provides years 9 to 11 schoolgirls an opportunity to experience what working in a tech job is like,

Low decile students outperforming higher decile schools

Whangarei - A cluster of low decile Northland schools is on track to outperform many higher decile schools around New Zealand through digital learning. Students in the Te Puawai cluster - which includes Manaia View School, Whau Valley Primary, Te Kura o Otangarei, Whangarei Intermediate, Tikipunga High School and Hikurangi Primary School

Foodbowl a catalyst for Kiwi export growth


Auckland - New Zealand Food Innovation Auckland, known as The FoodBowl, is increasing the value of Kiwi food and beverage exports through catalysing and enabling national food tech growth, chief executive Alexandra Allan says. The FoodBowl is a food safe, export-accredited, open access facility for product testing and commercialisation, largely funded

NZ will be less competitive with less government R&D support

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Auckland - Hundreds of fledgling New Zealand tech companies will feel the pinch if stimulating research and development grants are replaced with tax credits, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Muller says tax credits have a place but New Zealand needs to be as competitive as other countries if it wants a

Digital principles set up to help NZ businesses evolve

Auckland - The digital revolution that has begun will change, redefine and disrupt almost every sector across the country, New Zealand Techleaders chair David Kennedy says. Techleaders today released a set of digital principles to support New Zealand’s transformation into a more digitally competitive nation by helping Kiwi businesses and government

Teachers need to be better paid for the tech revolution

Christchurch - Teachers need to be better paid as they adjust to educating kids in the fastest growing sector in New Zealand, - technology, an award-winning Maori chief executive of a fast growing ed-tech company says. Kendall Flutey, who runs Christchurch company Banqer, says one of her main concerns facing education and

Kiwi kids need to be more active, getting to and from school

Christchurch - Being active during childhood helps with brain development and leads to lower rates of degenerative diseases later in life, a national exercise expert says. Exercise New Zealand chief executive Richard Beddie says there is a lot of research that shows that physical activity in early years is important to forming