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  • Chorus seeking 250 techies

    Chorus says it is struggling to recruit technicians and support staff needed to meet the demands it faces across its copper and fibre business, despite having added almost 2000 people to its workforce since 2011. It wants to add another 250 technicians and support staff by the end of the year.

  • Serko and Xero launch travel app for small businesses

    New Zealand Stock Exchange listed Serko (NZX: SKO), a company that offers a range of software services to support corporate travel, has launched a new small business travel management application, serko.travel, in conjunction with Xero.

  • NZ’s first VR movie previewed

    Auckland children were given a chance on 23 July to be the first to see what is claimed to be New Zealand’s first virtual reality movie, and only the second in the world.

  • NZ ranked number two for M2M connections

    New Zealand has emerged as having the second highest number of machine-to-machine cellular services as a percentage of cellular services in operation, according to the International Telecommunication Union’s ICT Facts and Figures 2016.

  • How blockchain can help Kiwi farmers

    Federated Farmers has responded to this week’s announcement by the government of plans to attract world-leading entrepreneurial researchers to New Zealand with a call for all of them to be focussed on primary industries.

  • Alibaba eyeing NZ as it opens Melbourne office

    According to a report in the South China Morning Post Chinese online retailing giant Alibaba is ramping up its operations in Australia and New Zealand, with plans to open an office in Melbourne later this year. (The newspaper itself is owned by Alibaba.)

  • Government to lure R&D entrepreneurs with $35m carrot

    The government has unveiled a plan to invest $35 million over four years to attract “world-leading entrepreneurial researchers” to New Zealand in a move designed to strengthen universities and the broader innovation ecosystem.

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