Kiwis must grasp a far greater awareness of health

Christchurch - New Zealanders need to grasp a far greater awareness of health in 2019, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie said today. ExerciseNZ’s recent consumer research report found awareness of health is the number one reason people exercise, which is just under three quarters of all New Zealand exercisers. “This is quite

Kiwi IoT companies placing NZ on world innovation stage

Auckland - Despite the recent concerns about Huawei and its role with the 5G roll-out, a technology that will boost the use and spread of the Internet of Things (IoT), New Zealand tech firms are getting on with developing the solutions that will run on multiple networks. The offerings that can be

Artificial intelligence key for NZ’s future

Christchurch - New Zealand needs to seize new opportunities in 2019 and harness new AI technologies to deliver positive social and environmental outcomes, AI Forum New Zealand executive director Ben Reid says. Reid has just returned from a major international conference in Bangkok which was hosted by the United Nations Economic

NZ fitness scoreboard for 2018: appalling

Christchurch - Kiwi exercise attitudes and government focus seriously need to change in 2019, as New Zealand ends the year as one of the worst in the world for physical activity, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. Beddie gives New Zealanders a physical activity levels score of D for 2018. “We now rate

International acquisitions sign of Kiwi tech success

Auckland - New Zealand tech firms have produced continued growth in offshore business throughout 2018, NZTech Graeme Muller says. Australia continues to offer plenty of opportunity for New Zealand businesses for growth through acquisition and Kiwis saw at least three tech acquisitions in the past year including global Kiwi fintech business, Transaction

110,000 Kiwis in tech jobs; more expected in 2019

Auckland - New Zealand, rated by the World Bank as the best country in the world to do business with, is still seeing massive and unprecedented growth in the high-paid tech sector. The number of tech sector jobs continues to grow rapidly, with 2830 new jobs created in 2017 and an estimated

Significant growth in Maori exercise leaders: ka pai !

Otautahi - New Zealand is seeing a significant growth in Maori fitness and personal training leaders, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. The personal trainer of the year winner at the recent ExerciseNZ annual awards, Ngarama Milner-Olsen, is Maori and so too is the mind body teacher of the year, Jase Te

Kiwis starting to embrace digital identity

  Auckland - NZTech will launch New Zealand’s first formal digital identity organisation in Auckland on Monday. Digital Identity NZ, a group of organisations and government agencies, has been set up to connect everyone in New Zealand that cares about digital identity. NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says the organisation, which will be