First major NZ exercise conference in Christchurch for 15 years

Christchurch - The phenomenal growth of boutique fitness studios as well as specialist classes such as aqua and spin will be among the topics discussed at the FitEx-Lite conference in Christchurch next month. The May 18 ExerciseNZ event has attracted interest from hundreds of people and will be hosting speakers from

NZ tech leader to speak at international summit in the Netherlands

Auckland - NZTech CEO Graeme Muller has been invited to speak at a major tech event in Europe later this year as interest grows in New Zealand’s transition to a leading digital economy. He is speaking at the BTG conference in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, and will also attend the Global Entrepreneur Summit

Substantial growth expected in the NZ agritech sector

Tauranga - Kiwis can expect to see substantial growth in the agritech sector in the next 12 months, AgritechNZ chief executive Peter Wren-Hilton says. Recent research suggests that New Zealand had approximately $1.4 billion worth of agritech exports in 2018 and was growing at a compound annual growth rate of four percent

NZ can do better on digital privacy

  Wellington - New Zealand can do better than to accept that just two percent of people trust social media to look after their information, when 75 percent of Kiwis go ahead anyway, Digital Identity NZ executive director Andrew Weaver says. He was commenting on Symantec’s latest Insights Report which shines a light

Terrorism a first for NZ but decades now for Afghanistan

Christchurch - While last Friday’s terrorist attack in Christchurch was the first for New Zealand, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Australia and non-resident to New Zealand says his country has been victims of violence and terrorism for more than four decades. Ambassador Wahidullah Waissi is in Christchurch to pay tribute to the victims in

NZ among the worst countries for physical inactivity

Christchurch - New Zealand is rated 10th best in the world for gym membership but we have some of the worst physical inactivity levels globally, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. He has just returned from a World Health Organisation conference in Geneva where he led a session on global standards for

The end of our innocence

Opinion editorial By Paul Kench, the Canterbury Police crime services manager (officer in charge, CIB) at time of February 22, 2011 earthquakes Christchurch - In retirement, I’m reluctant to join the social media world as a commenter, informed or otherwise, however for my own peace of mind I’ve decided to record some

Christchurch Muslims in grief, shock

Christchurch  - A member of the Muslim community in Christchurch says the Muslims in the city are in a shock following the terrorist attacks. Hedayat Najib, head of Business Studies at the Abacus Institute of Studies in Christchurch, says he and his family have been in contact with friends and families. But