Technology

New sevens app is a winner

Keeping up with the play at the TECT National Sevens to be held at Tauranga Domain this weekend will be a breeze thanks to an innovative app designed by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology students. The joint initiative with Bay of Plenty Rugby has...... Read More

Avoiding online theft

In an age where being ‘busy’ is becoming the norm, internet shopping can be a godsend for those wishing to skip the Christmas queues. But for others, the online world can be a minefield of scamming and dodgy deals. Find yourself fleeced...... Read More

124 y/o telescope to be restored for new astronomy centre

A world-famous, 124-year-old telescope will be the centrepiece in a new international astronomy centre in Tekapo. Tomorrow's Skies Charitable Trust has announced today that it is restoring the Brashear Telescope once used by American astronomer...... Read More

Cell tower stress for Otago residents

Otago man Barry Bruce is taking on Spark in a David and Goliath battle. An 11m-high cell tower is under construction on Mt Aspiring Road but locals are not happy about its location and less happy about the lack of consultation. “Spark...... Read More

Sniper to snapper

Army sniper turned photographer Sean Spivey is the first recipient of the Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association (AIPA) scholarship. Awarded to a final year Bachelor of Design (Photography) student at Ara Institute. The scholarship...... Read More

Heavy digital device use on the rise among Gen-X

Lack of awareness and vanity are the two main reasons Kiwis don't seek treatment for an age-related vision condition, with Generation X being the worst offenders according to experts. Optometrists are warning that prolonged exposure to digital...... Read More

More NCEA exams to be available online next year

More students will be sitting online exams for NCEA next year, as 14 more subjects go digital. The 14 new subjects means there will be 35 online exams in 2019, the Qualifications Authority has announced. It said the exams to be offered online next...... Read More

NZ children among least physical in the world

New Zealand children have been ranked as having some of the lowest levels of physical activity in the world. A recent study has revealed New Zealand children and young people between the ages of five and 18 have low levels of physical activity and high...... Read More

GCSB blocks Spark from using Chinese tech in 5G rollout

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has turned down the proposed use of Huawei equipment in Spark's planned 5G network because it would raise "significant" security risks. The United States has asked telecommunications...... Read More

Kiwis starting to embrace digital identity

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...... Read More