NZ on cusp of world-first biotech production surge

Auckland - New Zealand’s biotech industry is on the cusp of a massive surge, boosting the economy and exports through the growth of new world technologies, including the use of gene technology, BiotechNZ executive director Dr Zahra Champion says. The OECD has estimated the potential contribution of the bio-economy to New

Parrot Analytics to provide insights for TVNZ

Auckland - Television New Zealand (TVNZ) has signed with Parrot Analytics, the leading global big data analytics firm specialising in audience demand measurement worldwide, to gain a better understanding of the New Zealand content landscape. TVNZ has a long history of bringing New Zealand audiences their favorite TV shows including Shortland Street,

New incentive will boost NZ tech growth

Auckland - The new research and development tax incentive introduced today by the government will go a long way to helping inject even more growth into the tech sector, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Given the aim of introducing an R&D tax incentive was to support a broader range of eligible

Lack of exercise putting pressure on Kiwis’ health

Christchurch - Lack of exercise is putting pressure on the health of many Kiwis, a leading New Zealand exercise expert says. Exercise NZ chief executive Richard Beddie has just returned from China and India where he discussed fitness trends and issues. He says a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report shows a lack

Report due soon will have positive implications for NZ

Auckland - Any day now the Royal Commission will release its initial findings into its first ever review of the integrity systems of New Zealand’s financial system. The review covers New Zealand’s financial institutions along with industry bodies, regulators, dispute resolution schemes and the payments and settlement system. FintechNZ general manager James Brown

Blockworks to unveil how NZ business is rapidly changing

Auckland - Blockworks, clearly the biggest and most significant event to consider the benefits and impacts of the burgeoning blockchain technology in New Zealand, will be held in Auckland on October 12. Blockworks will showcase how blockchain technology is transforming business, government and society through supply chain, smart city development, digital

Amazon move into India likely to have ripple effect in NZ

Auckland - Amazon dipping its toes into the insurance market in India may likely have ripples effects for New Zealand, which is seen as a test bed for large organisations looking to try something new. FintechNZ general manager James Brown says insurers in New Zealand hold over $20 billion in assets and

Top staff don’t have to be Aucklanders to be winners

Timaru - Winner of the New Zealand executive assistant (EA) of the year award Nyia Strachan may come from one of New Zealand’s smallest cities but she would still be the best EA if she worked in Auckland, her boss Alpine Energy chief executive Andrew Tombs says. Strachan was named the