Technology

The safe snapping-app for medical staff

Medical staff can’t just use Snapchat or WhatsApp when they want to send private information to another professional, so what can they do when they need to get a second opinion in a hurry? An app for Canterbury health professionals lets medical...... Read More

Minister launches new children’s media hub

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Clare Curran has launched New Zealand’s first media hub for children – HEIHEI - which creates a safe place for children to access both local and international stories. “Tamariki are this...... Read More

Tauranga company wins NZ Space Challenge

The inaugural NZ Space Challenge has been won by Tauranga company GPS Control Systems with its concept of a Global Navigation Satellite System to help heavy tracked vehicles detect and avoid perilous ice shelf crevasses. Team mastermind John Ahearn...... Read More

Half of recreational drone users ignore rules: report

Safety concerns over drone use in New Zealand have been raised after a new report showed only about half of recreational users always comply with the operating rules. Airways New Zealand, the body which provides New Zealand's air traffic control,...... Read More

$13m for leading-edge biotech research

  The Government and the University of Waikato are investing $13 million in a new research programme in Tauranga aimed at helping tackle some of the biggest issues facing New Zealand’s primary sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced...... Read More

Text messages provide support for diabetics

An innovative University of Auckland trial using text messages has proven a success in getting people to manage their diabetes better. Academics at the University’s National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), part of the Faculty of Medical...... Read More

Escaping the ward with virtual reality

Teri Jackson was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (a cancer of the blood and bone marrow) just before her year 12 exams. “I was pretty much hospitalised from October until half way through February and I only got a few days outside,”...... Read More

Vehicle tech to make roundabouts safer

A new autonomous driving research project may help reduce the number of accidents NZ roundabouts in the future according to a local spokesperson. Ministry of Transport statistics show around nine percent of all accidents involving injuries at intersections...... Read More

Tech in NZ needs more young women

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran says New Zealand’s tech sector needs more young women to help break down stereotypes and redress gender imbalance in the industry. Clare Curran today spoke to nearly 200 secondary...... Read More

Urgent solutions needed for NZ agritech

New Zealand’s agri sector is facing challenges that require urgent solutions, says the inaugural executive director of the new Agritech New Zealand organisation Peter Wren-Hilton.  AgritechNZ, as a major part of the NZTech alliance, will...... Read More