Blockchain could inject growth into the NZ economy

Auckland - Blockchain has the potential to offer many benefits to inject growth into the New Zealand economy, BlockchainNZ executive director Mark Pascall has just told a government select committee. New Zealand has a golden opportunity to take leadership globally by using blockchain for a positive economic impact, he says. Pascall addressed

The Wellbeing Budget lacked wellness – exercise expert says

Christchurch - The Wellbeing Budget simply lacked wellness, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. The Budget had very little to help lift New Zealand up from being the 13th worst in the world in physical activity statistics, he says. “Exercise and physical activity are proven to help with many social issues, and in

ShadowTech Days huge value to the NZ tech industry

Auckland - Young New Zealand female students have the opportunity to be mentored by high profile Kiwi tech companies at ShadowTech Days around the country next month. The first ShadowTech Day for 2019 will be held in Auckland next Friday (June 7) with well over 200 schoolgirls taking part around the city. More

BlockchainNZ to ask govt for a national strategy

Auckland - BlockchainNZ will next week ask the government to research and prepare a blockchain strategy for New Zealand to get up to speed with other countries. BlockchainNZ executive director Mark Pascall will present to parliament’s economic development, science and innovation select committee hearing in Wellington Thursday next week on how

NZ companies heading to world’s biggest biotech event 

Auckland - New Zealand delegation of biotech companies will attend the world’s biggest biotech conference in Philadelphia in the USA next month. They will be among 16,000 attendees from around the globe at the Bio2019 event from June 3 to 6. The New Zealand biotech experts attending are from businesses representing all

NZ can learn from the Baltimore cyberattack

Auckland - New Zealand can take lessons from Baltimore in the United States which until a few days ago, was offline following a ransomware cyberattack for more than a week, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says. What does New Zealand need to do to prevent one of its major cities being

Techweek kicks off all around NZ

Auckland - Techweek, which kicks off in more than 30 cities and towns around New Zealand today, has grown 10 times in just three years, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. As the global thirst for digital knowledge rapidly accelerates, tech is growing exponentially all over New Zealand and, annually, Techweek

Few NZ companies have adequate cyber protection

Auckland - Barely six percent of business and companies in New Zealand have adequate cyber protection which means they are not prepared for cyber-attacks, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says. He says the impact of these attacks on the insurance sector would be greater than natural disasters. Brown made the comment today following