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Tus-Holdings to explore investment in New Zealand's tech sector
Thu, 2nd Nov 2023
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Tus-Holdings, the world's biggest technology park developer, plans to explore investment in New Zealand's tech sector.
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Livestock facial recognition tech Stoktake getting popular
Wed, 16th Aug 2023
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Stoktake takes a photo of the animal's face on a smartphone or tablet and uploads it to Stoktake’s proprietary AI and machine learning cloud platform.
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FarmByte Food Hub aims to transform agrifood sector
Mon, 13th Mar 2023
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FarmByte Food Hub launched in Johor to strengthen the agrofood sector, increase agricultural output, and uplift farmers' livelihoods.
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Answering to the hands-free farmer: How Farmlands pioneered Amazon Connect for Kiwi agritech
Mon, 20th Feb 2023
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Hands-free, Bluetooth-savvy and constantly on-the-go, New Zealand’s farming community is demanding a ‘digital touch’ as part of the services they seek out.
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Rural industries failing to protect against cyber threats
Tue, 6th Jul 2021
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A new report by BDO reveals the cyber threats facing Australia's rural industries, following two significant attacks in the past year.
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Partnership to develop platform for New Zealand agritech AI research
Thu, 11th Feb 2021
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New scientific partnership accelerates research in New Zealand's agritech sector by removing computer processing bottlenecks.
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Autogrow spins out new digital farming company WayBeyond
Wed, 27th Jan 2021
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Agritech firm Autogrow is splitting its company into two separate entities, one of which will concentrate on farming solutions through artificial intelligence.
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DJI announces new smart-drone for agricultural spraying
Mon, 16th Nov 2020
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DJI unveils its new agriculture drone, the DJI AGRAS T20, with features such as autonomous flight planning and high payload capacity. Pre-orders now available.
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Technology 'critical' for the future of Australia's agriculture industry
Tue, 29th Sep 2020
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Technology to boost Australian agriculture, says ACOLA report. Adoption of innovation crucial for sector growth, profitability, and sustainability.
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Aussie agritech company turns to equity crowdfunding to aid expansion
Wed, 16th Sep 2020
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Aussie AgTech firm DIT tech eyes expansion via crowdfunding.
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Tauranga agtech firm recognised on the world stage
Mon, 2nd Mar 2020
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Tauranga-based agtech firm Robotics Plus has received worldwide recognition on the Top 50 AgTech companies, as ranked on the THRIVE Top 50.
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NZ's agritech sector 'urgently' needs to focus on AI
Fri, 1st Nov 2019
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NZ must embrace AI in agriculture to stay competitive and tackle challenges, says AI Forum report.
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Agritech co-op LIC appoints Andrea Black as new CIO
Tue, 1st Oct 2019
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Agritech co-operative LIC has appointed former Genesis Energy executive Andrea Black as its new chief information officer.
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DJI launches precision drone for agriculture
Fri, 27th Sep 2019
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DJI says it’s ‘setting a new standard’ for agricultural drone applications, with the launch of the world’s first fully integrated multi-spectral imaging drone.
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LIC utilises AWS to advance NZ's smart farming solutions
Tue, 24th Sep 2019
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LIC embraces AWS to revolutionise NZ farming with cutting-edge smart tech.
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SparkLabs Cultiv8 demoday kicks off in September
Fri, 12th Jul 2019
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Agri-tech visionaries gear up for SparkLabs Cultiv8 Demoday in Sydney, spotlighting sustainable food innovation.
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Microsoft showcase highlights NZ's critical challenges
Mon, 24th Jun 2019
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Microsoft NZ wows MPs with tech innovations, highlighting local partner impact and future opportunities.
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AgritechNZ unveils major initiative to boost production
Thu, 6th Jun 2019
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New Zealand launches agritech initiative to validate new technologies in nutrient analysis and environmental mitigation.
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Farmers looking for data to help change bad habits
Fri, 19th Apr 2019
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It is no secret that agriculture is a massive cause of environmental issues in NZ. Farmers say they are willing to change, if they get the right data.
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New software for drone footage mapping and analysis
Wed, 3rd Apr 2019
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DJI Terra allows drone pilots to quickly generate 2D maps and 3D model reconstructions, plus analyse data and generate insights with analysis tools.
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Biotech an ailing area of NZ economy
Thu, 28th Feb 2019
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biotech
With New Zealand aiming to make tech our number two export by 2025, and primary industry already our number one, we need a clear path forward.
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Agritech firm Engender acquired
Thu, 22nd Nov 2018
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Unnamed firm acquires Kiwi agritech firm Engender Technologies and its cell sorting technology for livestock, potentially revolutionizing the global market.
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AU study looks at agritech challenges ahead
Tue, 6th Nov 2018
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Barriers to adoption include infrastructure challenges such as a lack of connectivity, and the lack of strong value propositions.
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Agritech firm releases open source water monitor built on Raspberry Pi
Fri, 7th Sep 2018
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Agritech firm Autogrow releases its new root zone monitor as an open source DIY project for technology developers and small growers.