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CERT NZ
It's Fraud Awareness Week: How you can steer clear of scams and fraud
"If you control the amount of information you release, you can reduce the chance of someone stealing your identity.”
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digital economy
MBIE announces launch of new digital identity numbers for NZ businesses
MBIE says Organisation Parts enable New Zealand organisations to digitise their businesses and compete in the changing digital economy.
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Government
NZ's international tech reputation on the rise
"The delegation was impressed with the companies and how well the New Zealand tech ecosystem collaborates together and with government."
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Fibre
Home-based telcos causing most headaches for Kiwis
“The average New Zealand household has 4.6 telecommunications connections, so there is always going to be a higher level of complaints compared to other consumer goods or services."
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Technology Investment Network
NZ’s early stage tech companies bolstered by rising investments - report
Technology Investment Network (TIN) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have launched their third annual investor report.
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Innovation
Govt launches programme to attract innovation to NZ
Zephyr Airworks credited Innovative Partnerships as part of the reason it is testing its revolutionary air taxi technology in New Zealand.
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Callaghan Innovation
Maori entrepreneurship thriving in Waikato and Coromandel regions
“Māori businesses are more likely to take a holistic or social enterprise approach to business.”
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Startup
Christchurch entrepreneur accelerates with Kokiri
Logan Williams has been selected to take part in the startup accelerator programme to help turn his ideas into an innovative business.
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MBIE
Kiwi VR market set to be worth $320m, employment to double
Globally, AR is predicted to be the fastest growth segment in the world with forecast global revenues of US$83 billion.
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Agile
The tech talent drought: Cloud engineers & agile project managers in demand
“We’re seeing more employers recruiting, but the number of people applying for each vacancy is falling.”
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Government
MBIE ditches government contract with Fuji Xerox
"We are taking this seriously and are committed to rebuilding our trust and long-term relationship with Government.”
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Awards
Northland Inc’s Orchard innovation hub recognised at MBIE Awards
The event space has delivered a heartbeat and a pulse for innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.
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MBIE
NZ SMEs need to keep up in the eCommerce retail race - Spark
"There is a lot of wasted opportunity for SME growth which translates to lost opportunity for New Zealand."
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Promapp
IT company headquartered in rural Paeroa offers developers a different lifestyle
Small-town living in the town made famous by L&P has proven to be a drawcard for IT talent.
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MBIE
NZ tech sector seeing strong growth and investments – MBIE report
NZ’s rank at first in the world for ease of doing business by the World Bank Group is a huge drawcard for investors.
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Government
Govt puts spotlight on tech sector investment
"One of the Govt's top priorities is to help businesses grow by lifting the profile of the sector & attracting more investment from around the world."
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MBIE
Roboshops: Unlocking curious minds in NZ
Falloon and Kanji will be using the money from MBIE to run ‘Roboshops’ in schools around the country.
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Inland Revenue
NZ Govt websites failing to reach readability goals
“The cost benefits achieved by improving clarity on websites and allowing citizens to complete error-free tasks online are significant."
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MBIE
Govt announce intellectual property regime
“In our increasingly knowledge-driven economy, intellectual property is of growing importance to New Zealand businesses."
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Telecommunications
Spark, Vodafone and 2Degrees announce merger
"I'm euphoric that a solution to industry bickering has been found," the Minister declared. "There will be no more wasteful use of taxpayers money."
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Employment
Auckland employers need to get the records in order
"Auditing businesses around HR practices is nothing new," says MBIE.
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Steven Joyce
Govt to invest $4.75m in global innovation projects
“This allows us to develop links with industry leaders and puts us at the forefront of telecommunications when 5G becomes readily available."
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Labour Party
Classic Joyce: Labour scolds Govt's 'culture of extravagance'
"It seems like every second week this Ministry is doing something stupid with our money."
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Amy Adams
Labour Party continues to bag on rural broadband initiative
The Labour Party says Minister Amy Adams is currently trying to contain the fallout from the Government’s $300 million rural broadband scheme.