Technology

Commissioner reassured after Facebook meeting

The Privacy Commissioner is more confident Facebook will abide by New Zealand law after meeting with its executives. Commissioner John Edwards had a closed-door meeting with Facebook's vice president and general counsel in San Francisco, at the social...... Read More

BayTrust behind Coastguard’s safer boating app

  Ingenuity and funding from Tauranga’s BayTrust is behind a new smartphone app which Coastguard says will save Kiwi boaties’ lives.   The app is described as a game changer for boaties and Coastguard alike – giving users...... Read More

Robot to bring accurate data to kiwifruit orchards

A battery-powered fully-autonomous robot system, which can scan kiwifruit orchards and offer growers a full picture of their crop via accurate data, was drawing the interest of many in the horticultural industry at Fieldays. The robot is the brainchild...... Read More

Scientists investigate submarine volcano

An international team of scientists with several New Zealand participants has returned from a two-month voyage in the Kermadec Arc bristling with new knowledge about the inside workings of submarine volcanoes. Using the scientific research ship JOIDES...... Read More

EOL’s weather balloon launch breaks NZ record

A record has been broken at EOL’s recent sub-orbital space weather balloon launch. The launch, which involved students from Otumoetai and Mount Maunganui colleges, saw two balloons being released from a site near Ohaupo. Of the two balloons...... Read More

Longest lunar eclipse of the century

The Moon and Mars will be putting on a show this July, even if New Zealand doesn't get to see all of the event being dubbed the longest lunar eclipse of the century. "It will be something worth getting up early to go and see," says Otago...... Read More

Epsom MP visits hi-tech Tauranga

List MP for Epsom Paul Goldsmith spent his time in Tauranga visiting some of the hi-tech businesses in the Bay of Plenty. Hosted by BOP MP Todd Muller on Monday, the Opposition Spokesperson for Economic and Regional Development was very impressed with...... Read More

One robot’s trip in space on video

Want to see a robot in space? It may sound like a SunLive is promoting a science fiction movie, but no. We’re wanting to share with our readers a two minute highlight video of EOL’s mascot Bleep’s time in space. Dr Tony Phillips...... Read More

NZ to take part in largest military exercise

The New Zealand Defence Force is sending a warship, two aircraft, a helicopter and more than 300 personnel to take part in the world’s largest international maritime military exercise. Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18...... Read More