Urgent attention needed to look at automation impact

  Auckland - Automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation issues facing the country could become threats, leading to increased social and economic difficulties and a strain on government resources unless they are immediately addressed, New Zealand’s tech leader say. The TechLeaders executive has only recently just been formed because New Zealand

Big future in little cousin of education exports

Auckland -  ith the risk to foreign student export market from potential changes to immigration policy, the government should increase its focus on the little cousin of education exports, edtech, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. The education export industry is a $3billion market of which the majority is made up

A sugar tax will do little to change Kiwi attitudes

Christchurch - The government needs to do much more if it wants to make a difference to New Zealand’s appalling obesity levels than look at a sugar tax, leading New Zealand exercise expert Richard Beddie says. Beddie, chief executive of Exercise NZ, says tax on sugary drinks is a small part

Special cover for Kiwi manufacturers cautious about food risk

Auckland -  New Zealand insurance underwriting agency is providing an exclusive cover for manufacturers which are facing major challenges in relation to recall of contaminated food and beverage products. About 40 manufactured food products have been recalled so far this year, up from 25 for all of last year, Delta Insurance

Vensa wins top NZ health it award

Rotorua - Cutting-edge, life-changing Auckland mobile solutions developer Vensa Health has won the top New Zealand Health IT accolade. Vensa, which has an innovative online patient portal platform for general practices in New Zealand, has been named overall winner of the New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT) annual innovation awards in Rotorua. The other

Regular exercise can improve lives for people with Parkinson’s

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Christchurch - Parkinson’s is a condition that affects more than 13,000 New Zealand and can affect anyone of any age but exercise and movement have been shown to significantly improve the lives of those who have the disease, a national exercise expert says. Today is the start of the annual Parkinson’s

World’s largest tech firm confirms NZ on right track

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Auckland -The world’s largest tech firm Apple has confirmed New Zealand is on the right track to become a great global tech story, just like tourism, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. New Zealand is once again proving it excels in what Sir Paul Callaghan once said our strength lies in

Kiwi tech advances will help drive greater food supply

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  Auckland - Tech advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) might help New Zealand move toward a solution for helping feed the world which will require food production to double to meet a growing population demands, says a Kiwi tech expert. New Zealand IoT Alliance executive director