AgritechNZ keen to help scale up NZ food production

Tauranga - With the need to feed the world’s population of 9.8 billion people by 2050, AgritechNZ is looking at ways New Zealand can scale up its food production to meet the growing global demand. AgritechNZ chief executive Peter Wren-Hilton says global food systems will need to transform at an unprecedented speed

Tees for Nelson’s trees

Nelson - Moved by the recent forest fires near Nelson, the Marlborough region’s Paper Rain Project has launched a not-for-profit t-shirt in support of native tree plantings in the destroyed areas. Although a substantial area of forestry was affected, the fire also had devastating effects on the lowland bush area of Eves

Technology crucial for NZ’s future

Auckland - Technology, which is crucial for New Zealand’s economic and social future, is in the hands of school children who are taking a massive interest in the country’s fastest growing sector, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. School students in every year now have tech as part of their curriculum, so

Most insurtechs want to improve customer experience

Auckland - The majority of insurtech companies want to improve customer experience, a landmark report commissioned by InsurtechNZ says. New technology is helping to create improved products, according to a new Kiwi report. Wearables and telematics investment in technology is paving the way for new product offers while the rapid emergence of

First major NZ exercise conference in Christchurch for 15 years

Christchurch - The phenomenal growth of boutique fitness studios as well as specialist classes such as aqua and spin will be among the topics discussed at the FitEx-Lite conference in Christchurch next month. The May 18 ExerciseNZ event has attracted interest from hundreds of people and will be hosting speakers from

NZ tech leader to speak at international summit in the Netherlands

Auckland - NZTech CEO Graeme Muller has been invited to speak at a major tech event in Europe later this year as interest grows in New Zealand’s transition to a leading digital economy. He is speaking at the BTG conference in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, and will also attend the Global Entrepreneur Summit

Substantial growth expected in the NZ agritech sector

Tauranga - Kiwis can expect to see substantial growth in the agritech sector in the next 12 months, AgritechNZ chief executive Peter Wren-Hilton says. Recent research suggests that New Zealand had approximately $1.4 billion worth of agritech exports in 2018 and was growing at a compound annual growth rate of four percent