NZ farmers can reduce emissions, increase production and meet targets

Auckland - New Zealand is just not doing enough to address climate change needs, especially emissions from agriculture, leading Kiwi environmental tech company Zest Biotech says. The company’s chief technical officer Nathan Balasingham says Zest Biotech is presenting to parliament’s climate change response (zero carbon) amendment bill select committee in Auckland tomorrow,

More NZ banks will support smart tech companies

Auckland - FintechNZ says Kiwis will soon see more banks supporting smart tech companies to help boost exports and business. ASB bank has got behind new tech company, TradeWindow, to help fast-track development of its distributed ledger technology trading product. TradeWindow is one of the first tech firms in New Zealand to

 NZ slow to grab slice of the lucrative global legal cannabis market

Auckland - NZ will miss out on billions of dollars of exports in the fast-growing global legal cannabis industry, BiotechNZ executive director Dr Zahra Champion says. The global legal marijuana market size is expected to reach $US 66.3 billion within six years, according to a new report by Grand View Research. Dr Champion

Best for babies if mothers exercise during pregnancy

Christchurch - Women who keep moving during pregnancy may produce children with stronger motor skills, a US university study has found. Researchers at East Carolina University discovered mothers who did regular aerobic exercise during pregnancy tended to have babies with stronger movement skills, versus babies whose mothers did not. Exercise NZ chief executive

Kiwi tech entrepreneur & industry leader honoured in Asia

Auckland - A leading New Zealand tech entrepreneur and business leader has been honoured in Asia for his services to entrepreneurship and international connections. NZTech chair and Augen Software co-founder Mitchell Pham has been significantly recognised in Ho Chi Minh City as one of its star participants in the city’s hi-tech sector. Pham

FintechNZ backs move for better customer service

Auckland - FintechNZ today backed the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) to make public its annual corporate work plan which should result in better insurtech customer service. FintechNZ general manager James Brown says it is a good step forward in being proactive in a very old sector. “Insurtechs are focusing on the onboarding process

NZ tech growing at a staggeringly fast rate

Auckland - NZTech’s 10th annual meeting in Auckland today will emphasise just how staggeringly fast the sector is growing. Chief executive Graeme Muller says there are now nearly 21,000 firms in the New Zealand tech sector, collectively investing $580 million in research and development, 35 percent of all R &D development in

NZ facing obesity epidemic and physical inactivity crisis

Christchurch - Leading New Zealand exercise expert Richard Beddie says an obesity epidemic is gripping New Zealand which also has a physical inactivity crisis, being the 13th worst in the world - and the worst for children with only 10 percent meeting WHO guidelines. Beddie, chief executive of Exercise New Zealand says