Animal welfare stories
A digital revolution in animal conservation
United Nations World Wildlife Day highlights the crucial role of digital innovation in enhancing animal conservation efforts, as demonstrated by IAR's partner YIARI's forest protection project in Indonesia.
How one man used AI to curb his cat's murderous instincts
Ben Hamm is an Amazon employee who was tired of being an accessory to murder – and he used technology to help curb the problem.
The Dunedin gaming firm helping a US animal rescue centre
Runaway Play is rallying behind animal welfare and helping out a US no-kill animal rescue and adoption centre.
Kiwi facial recognition program can help you repair your relationship… with cats
The team of programmers who created the digital technology spent months training the computer to make the physical distinctions.
Fitbits for animals: New data could revolutionise Aussie farming
La Trobe University's new sensor technology aims to revolutionise Australia's livestock industry by providing insights into animal health and behavior.
Interview: Vodafone on animal welfare & how IoT can reduce NZ’s digital divide
Vodafone NZ's Scott Pollard talks IoT's potential to bridge digital divides and enhance animal welfare for Kiwi farmers.
Qld RSPCA embraces video conferencing to save animals' lives
The RSPCA in Queensland has used video conferencing technology by Avaya to increase the number of animals it cares for to over 51,000 each year.
Grumpy tech guy: Shock collars shouldn't be on shop shelves
I love it when my two biggest passions (that’s gadgetry and my two greyhounds) come together. Unfortunately, technology and pets don’t always mix.
Attention all cat lovers: our first cat cafe is coming
Poised to be New Zealand’s first Cat Café, the Cat Lounge is looking to up and running via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
NZ Merino inks $8 million contract to supply US-based SmartWool
The New Zealand Merino Company, which markets the nation's wool to customers on behalf of suppliers, has inked an $8 million one-year deal to supply 6.
RESEND2: Fonterra warned it has to stay competitive on milk payout
Fonterra must set industry standard for competitive farmgate milk price, says former director Jim van der Poel at annual meeting.
Dog adoption drive uses split-screen tech to tug heartstrings
Pedigree's adoption drive cleverly uses split-screen tech in cinemas, showing moviegoers different dog tales based on donations.
The Virtual Zoo
Ever wondered which animal you most resemble? Now you can find out.
Respect Your Pet
It highlights the casually cruel things we do to pets – from inappropriate dress to silly photos – and gives pause (sorry) for thought.