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Funding
Blackbird says NZ tech sector set for massive growth
Local investor Blackbird says New Zealand’s tech sector is poised for a period of significant growth, which could see it transformed into one of the economy’s largest export earners.
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NZ Government
Govt creates roadmap for growth in NZ's tech sector
The digital technology sector is now one of the country’s top earners, contributing an estimated $6.6 billion to the economy in 2019.
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Tech sector
Specialist border exemptions 'drop in the ocean' for NZ's tech sector
NZTech has released a statement applauding the Government response to the critical digital skills shortage, but acknowledges that it may not be enough.
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Government
Govt to ease border restrictions for 600 skilled tech workers
“We’re carefully targeting areas of the sector where industry has highlighted a clear need for overseas talent including, software development, product managers, cybersecurity and interactive media.”
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Tech sector
Kiwi tech stories: How one change helped retail crime intelligence platform Auror to win the market
One of Auror’s biggest challenges was the decision to re-platform its software solution after only a couple of years into its business.
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NZTech
Kiwi tech sector grows, boosted by game development and local IT companies
“We are seeing sectors like the game developers growing exports at exponential rates, local IT companies working through the night helping other sectors rapidly become more digital."
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Gaming
'High score' for New Zealand's thriving gaming sector
But it seems larger studios are taking a large chunk of the export pie.
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NZTech
NZTech chief hopeful for greater diversity in tech sector
With the most diverse board ever, Muller has released a statement that highlights greater inclusion as the tech sector thrives in a pandemic-hit NZ.
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Waikato
Hamilton turns on the charm to lure Auckland tech firms further south
Hey Auckland tech firms, consider a move south, because Hamilton is where New Zealand’s fastest-growing tech sector is booming.
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ISACA
Gender divide still exists within tech sector - ISACA report
Men and women in the global tech sector agree that women are under-represented, but they don’t always agree on why that is the case.
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Government
NZTech thrilled with New Zealand's rapidly growing tech sector
“It continues to be an exciting time to be involved in New Zealand's tech ecosystem."
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Gaming
Govt & Canterbury Uni pour $7m into gaming research
The funding will be used to boost the University of Canterbury’s Applied Immersive Gaming Initiative, which will research and accelerate public use of immersing gaming applications.
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NZTech
NZ's growing tech sector creates job boom
"New tech roles are highly paid generating new wealth for regional New Zealand and research has found that for every new tech role created 4.9 other support roles are created in a community."
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Commerce Systems
TIN Report hints at new chapter in NZ tech sector
The rising profitability reflects the wealth of experience, capital and scale the sector has built up; creating the foundations for widespread and stable growth”.
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Telematics
From local to global: Verizon Connect celebrates its Christchurch roots
From its roots as a local Christchurch business to a multinational enterprise, tech firm Verizon Connect says Christchurch will always be its home.
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Vietnam
Six Kiwi entrepreneurs set sights on Vietnam for tech inspiration
The six Kiwis off to Vietnam as part of the ASEAN Young Business Leaders Initiative (YBLI) have now been named, tasked with exploring tech industry.
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Christchurch
Bigger, better and stronger: Global Office celebrates return to Christchurch CBD
“When the ground shook, it also shook up local businesses, who started looking at new ways of working. They weren’t so dependent on physical offices."
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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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Innovation
Strong demand for innovation means more jobs in tech sector
“Not only do the telecommunications and IT sectors have the highest outlooks, technology professionals are in high demand too,” says Rogers.