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Privacy Commissioner scrutinises Foodstuffs' facial recognition trial
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Privacy Commissioner scrutinises Foodstuffs North Island's facial recognition trial over potential privacy issues and concerns about accuracy and bias among New Zealand's diverse populations.
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Independent review finds systemic racism at InternetNZ following Māori threat video
Wed, 30th Nov 2022
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youtube
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māori
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internetnz
An independent review has found systemic racism at InternetNZ, which saw it react too slowly to a video that encouraged the slaughter of Māori.
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Spark launches scholarship for women, Māori, and Pasifika
Wed, 2nd Nov 2022
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
Qrious, Spark Business Group’s AI and data analytics specialist, has a NZ$1 million scholarship programme for women, Māori and Pasifika.
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Fujitsu Aotearoa NZ offers Te Reo Māori translation on ServiceNow
Tue, 20th Sep 2022
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māori
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fujitsu
Fujitsu Aotearoa New Zealand has introduced the Te Reo Māori language on digital workflow platform ServiceNow.
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Brother New Zealand appoints Manuel Efaraimo as chief operating officer
Fri, 27th May 2022
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brother
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nz
After 2 decades in business, Manuel Efaraimo is appointed as COO. His culture and experience will drive Brother to new levels of excellence.
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Researchers to examine Māori perspectives on ethical data management
Thu, 1st Oct 2020
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data science
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māori
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university of waikato
University of Waikato professors secure funding for research on Māori approaches to privacy and governance in the digital environment.
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Slingshot makes Te Reo Maori important part of customer experience
Wed, 16th Sep 2020
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crm
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cx
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martech
Internet service provider, Slingshot, is recruiting Te Reo-speaking support staff to provide customer service in Te Reo Maori.
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Kiwi game developers move forward with indigenous gaming platform Katuku Island
Mon, 29th Jun 2020
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gaming
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technology gifts
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māori
Katuku Island game aims to boost Maori education via cultural immersion and challenges.
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Te Ao Māori gets Minecraft experience for Kiwi schools
Mon, 9th Sep 2019
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microsoft
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minecraft
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māori
What better way to inspire children to flex their tongue than to take the language directly to a popular classroom learning tool: Minecraft.
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WhosOnLocation app now supports te reo Māori
Fri, 26th Jul 2019
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māori
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whosonlocation
At first glance, you might not think that a sign-in desk might be a likely place to celebrate New Zealand culture and heritage, but that’s now changing.
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Google can now translate pics of te reo Māori
Tue, 16th Jul 2019
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google
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māori
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retail
The update is the latest Google initiative to help make te reo more accessible for learners and non-speakers alike.
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'Iwi Algorithm' can grow Aotearoa's mana
Mon, 25th Mar 2019
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Te Aroha Grace champions AI for cultural growth, not just profit, creating a unique 'Iwi Algorithm' in NZ.
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Spark strengthen ties with Māori Language Commission
Thu, 29th Nov 2018
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te reo māori
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māori
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spark
The two have signed a mahi tahi Memorandum of Understanding for Spark to continue providing digital support for the promotion of te reo Māori.
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Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga empowers Māori cultural research
Wed, 7th Nov 2018
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māori
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maori education
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knowledge management
NPM unveils nine initiatives to boost Māori research, targeting areas like digital platforms and climate response.
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Lack of financial support for Māori entrepreneurs leaves businesses struggling
Mon, 24th Sep 2018
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martech
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finance, leasing & rental
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commerce systems
Māori entrepreneurs are being held back from financial success due to issues with accessing finance, managing debt and wealth, and tax compliance.
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Huawei and Vodafone launch sleek new Y series phones
Thu, 21st Sep 2017
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smartphones
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māori
Huawei and Vodafone introduce Y5 and Y7 smartphones with te reo Māori, marrying cultural preservation with cutting-edge tech.
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Māori entrepreneurs invited to take part in first govt-supported accelerator programme
Wed, 2nd Aug 2017
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creative technologies
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callaghan innovation
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Kōkiri is the name of New Zealand’s very first government-supported business accelerator programme for Māori, and it's looking for 10 participants.
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Artificial intelligence and robots draw hundreds of Kiwi entrepreneurs to innovation event
Mon, 31st Jul 2017
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ai
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robotics
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callaghan innovation
Kiwi entrepreneurs flock to Matariki XPonential, exploring AI and robotics to amplify business innovation and embrace a tech-led future.
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Sold-out innovation event set to motivate and inspire Maori entrepreneurs
Thu, 27th Jul 2017
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callaghan innovation
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māori
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entrepreneurship
Māori entrepreneurs gather in Rotorua for the Matariki XPonential event to explore how technology can drive business growth and success.
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Ākina Foundation issues final call for Māori entrepreneurs who want to experience SEWF 2017
Fri, 21st Jul 2017
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māori
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social enterprise
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akina
Māori entrepreneurs who’d like to attend this year’s Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchuch have until July 31 to apply.
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Royal recognition for digital education innovator
Tue, 13th Jun 2017
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māori
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pedagogy
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queen's birthday honours
Long time champion for Māori and education recognised in last week's Queen's Birthday Honours. Pat Snedden joins the Order of Merit for his services.
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Budget 2017 supports more te reo digital resources
Fri, 9th Jun 2017
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māori
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ministry of education
Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Prime Minister Bill English discussed funding for Māori language and kura management during a visit to an Auckland school.
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Te reo digital literacy essential for equitable future
Wed, 31st May 2017
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nztech
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core education
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māori
Ministry of Education focuses on te reo and digital literacy to revive indigenous language and prepare for tech-driven future.
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Māori digital startup finalists prepare to meet judges
Tue, 9th May 2017
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māori
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digmyidea
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digital entrepreneur
Finalists for DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge, a competition to incubate digital startups, have been announced in New Zealand.