Celo, Vensa and Orion Health – NZHIT award finalists


  Auckland - Cutting-edge, lifechanging e-health companies Celo, Vensa and Orion Health have been named finalists in the New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT) annual innovation awards. The winner will be announced at the HiNZ conference awards in Rotorua on November 5. “For the second year in a row we received extremely strong entries

Tech’s momentum now a huge impact on the Kiwi economy


Auckland - New Zealand is rapidly becoming a significant digital nation where technology is positively impacting on almost all traditional sectors such as banking, agriculture and tourism, the NZTech annual report says. Technology's momentum is now pulling along organisations from right across the New Zealand economy and tech has become the country’s

Political parties have no answer to rural health crisis

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Wellington - None of the political parties have an answer to solve the growing rural health crisis, a leading rural health expert says. Michelle Thompson, chief executive of the Rural Health Alliance of Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ), says they surveyed all political parties asking what they will do to help rural

Major parties’ views on exercise and fitness


  Christchurch - ExerciseNZ has asked the major political parties for their stance on health-related fitness in the run up to Saturday’s national election, so Kiwis are better educated about exercise. Chief executive Richard Beddie says the two parties – National and Labour – have offered interesting and often conflicting answers. ExerciseNZ asked

Final leg of NZ marine mural pollution mural tour


  Wellington - Queenstown artist Tess Sheerin has almost completed the final leg of her five-city giant mural of New Zealand to highlight marine pollution. Her New Zealand's Worth Loving pollution awareness mural tour ends in Wellington with her giant mural, the Doubtful Dolphin on Cumberland House, Willis St, Te Aro. Sheerin will

Faster internet connections bringing more cyber attacks


Melbourne -  Growing evidence shows that the downside of super-fast connectivity and ultra-fast broadband is producing an equivalent lift in cyber-attacks, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Muller, just back from the multinational Global Tech Leaders Dialogue in Melbourne yesterday, says many nations involved in the forum confirmed increasing cyber-attacks along

NZ rural health group mostly happy with govt support


Hamilton - New Zealand’s major national rural health group says they are happy the government has committed to ensuring 74,000 more rural further homes to be connected for mobile phone reception on state highways. The Rural Health Alliance of Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) says all the homes to get fibre wi-fi

NZ needs to seriously invest in promoting tech


Auckland - It's time New Zealand seriously started to invest in promoting technology, the country’s third largest export industry and fastest growing sector of our economy, a leading New Zealand tech businessman says. NZTech and FinTechNZ chair and Augen Software Group director Mitchell Pham says when Kiwis are in Asia and