Supervised exercise produces better results, research finds

Christchurch - New research has found that people produce greater muscle strength and body tone when their exercise is supervised compared with unsupervised exercise. A combined Australian universities’ 16-week trial confirmed the biggest improvements to fitness came with supervised support, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. The landmark trial was carried out by

Beddie invited by the WHO to help global exercise concerns

Christchurch - Richard Beddie, one of New Zealand leading’s exercise experts, is one of 20 specialists from all over the world to be invited to talk to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva on February 25 and 26. Beddie, who is recognised in the fitness industry as a global expert in

NZ tech firms should jump at business opportunities in Hong Kong

Auckland - Hong Kong is providing New Zealand with a doorstep of opportunity for Kiwi tech firms, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Muller has just returned from a business trip to Hong Kong, building connections with their tech sector and investors to support a growing interest in the Hong Kong /

NZ facing unprecedented fintech changes this year

Auckland - New Zealanders will experience more unprecedented changes in financial technology in 2019 like never before, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says. Brown says Kiwis will see some amazing new developing trends this year, such as financial unbundling gaining momentum which will drive more competition and more transparency as New

NZ to take ownership of a new global agritech initiative

Tauranga - New Zealand is going to take ownership of a new global agritech initiative, AgritechNZ chief executive Peter Wren-Hilton says. Wren-Hilton has just returned from the US where he met a number of key AgritechNZ partners in Farm2050 which was set up to solve the global food challenge.  By the year

NZ leading the way with global biotech experts

Auckland - The New Zealand biotech sector is poised to soar this year with world leading expertise across health, fuel and food research which can help feed the world, BiotechNZ executive director Zahra Champion says. Dr Champion made the comments today following the announcement that the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), which

World first IoT farming tech trial in NZ

Auckland - A pioneering arable farming tech trial is expected to make a quantum leap to help boost New Zealand’s primary export revenue. New Zealand has a low understanding of how the internet of things (IoT) can assist with farm management and sustainability and adoption of precision agriculture techniques also remains low. New

NZ heading to become a cashless society

Auckland - Wearable technology will be the next major financial tech change for consumer to pay for goods and services, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says. New Zealanders need to look beyond the card or phone for just making simple transactions, such as iris eye recognition as a method of identifying