Stories by Stuart Corner

NZ Health Ministry to use social media to predict epidemics

New Zealand’s health minister, Jonathan Coleman, has launched a project that will seek to establish if tracking trends on social media and using ‘unconventional data’ can help predict outbreaks and further improve responses to epidemics.

50 percent of NZ jobs gone in a decade, says Callaghan Innovation

The CEO of New Zealand Government high-tech support agency Callaghan Innovation, Vic Crone says around half of New Zealand jobs will disappear in the next decade and unless these are replaced with high tech jobs, New Zealand’s economy will become “irrelevant”.

Crown Fibre Holdings morphs into Crown Infrastructure Partners

The Government is to repurpose Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH), the company set up to build the ultra-fast broadband network, and use it to invest up to $660m to fund the building of roads, water and sewerage infrastructure in large scale housing developments in partnership with local councils and private investors.

Kim Dotcom vows to keep fighting ‘unlawful surveillance’

Kim Dotcom has vowed to appeal this week’s High Court judgement denying him access to his personal communications that the Government has admitted were illegally intercepted by the Government Communications Security Bureau in the run up to his arrest in 2012, at the behest of the US Government, for alleged copyright offences.

Endace debuts network packet capture fabric

Auckland based network monitoring technology provider, Endace, has released EndaceFabric, billed as a centrally managed, network-wide packet capture and recording fabric.

Spark upgrades South Island core network

Spark has announced completion of an upgrade of its core optical transport network (OTN) in the South Island, a loop from Invercargill, via Queenstown to Christchurch, saying the upgrade will provide an additional route in case of a natural disaster or emergency.