Te Papa digital chief one of 15 women in top group

Wellington - Te Papa Tongarewa museum’s first chief digital officer Melissa Firth, who built a digital team almost from scratch, has been named among the top 100 CIOs in New Zealand for 2018. Only 15 women were named among the top 100 chief information officers. Others included Liz Gosling (AUT), Sonya Crosby

NZ’s big tech stars heading to Wellington

Wellington - An increasing number of ground-breaking New Zealand tech designers are collaborating with the wider business world to produce one of the fastest growing segments of tech. NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says the country’s best developers, designers and tech geniuses will attend an all-day conference about creative realities in Wellington

NZ rural health group’s future in the balance

 Napier - The future of The Rural Health Alliance Aoteroa New Zealand (RHAANZ) is in the balance tonight after the government has failed to promise support of the national rural health group. RHAANZ chair Dr Martin London and chief executive Michelle Thompson met the Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor in Napier today

NZ, get ready for the AI tidal wave


Christchurch - Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to deliver economic growth and productivity improvements but will impact some people’s jobs according to new research that is being pulled together for a leading national report to be released on May 2. New Zealand AI Forum executive director Ben Reid says New Zealanders keep

NZ highly regarded for global tech talent

Auckland - Tech is the fastest growing and third biggest industry sector in New Zealand contributing more than $6.3 billion in annual exports and now other countries are chasing the cream of our tech crop. NZTech board member and winner of last year’s New Zealand CEO of the Year Award, Leigh

Kiwi company selected in women-only Australian tech accelerator  

Auckland - A New Zealand start-up company, RIP Global, is among eight companies to be selected for the next women-only Springboard Enterprises Australia (SBE) accelerator programme. SBE Australia, a not-for-profit with the first female-only startup accelerator in Australia, says the founders, lead successful businesses in industries including healthtech, agritech, real estate,

Tech will have profound impact on NZ agriculture

Auckland - The New Zealand IoT (internet of things) Alliance believes cutting-edge technologies will have a profound impact on helping improve New Zealand’s agricultural productivity. Alliance executive director Kriv Naicker says a major study into the potential benefits of IoT last year found that better use of IoT across agriculture could provide

Govt may force rural health group to close

Govt may force NZ’s umbrella rural health organisation to close April 6, 2018 New Zealand’s umbrella rural health organisation will move to shut down if it does not receive government funding next week. The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) today agreed that it will cease operating should the government not provide