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Xero opens Beautiful Business Fund to small businesses
Thu, 24th Aug 2023
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Xero announced submissions are now open and there are four categories Kiwi small businesses can put themselves forward for.
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Cheese rolls & eye-rolls: Twitter reacts to #NZBudget2018
Fri, 18th May 2018
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Yesterday was Budget Day, and since our Labour-led government released its first budget, Twitter has been afire with responses.
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Govt. puts $800,000 towards 3-D aerial mapping of Northland
Thu, 7th Sep 2017
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The data can be used by forestry companies to help plan their logging operations and horticulture companies for sustainable land management.
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Ultra-fast broadband is coming your way as government invests another $270 million
Wed, 30th Aug 2017
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Superfast broadband boost as Gov't pledges £270m to connect 264,000 more homes and businesses by 2022.
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New transport app to make Queenstown more accessible during snow season
Tue, 29th Aug 2017
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auckland transport
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queenstown
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retail
With nearly 2 million tourists visiting Queenstown annually, the Choice app will provide visitors with all the information they need to know.
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New consent regime makes access to ultra-fast broadband easier & faster
Wed, 23rd Aug 2017
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This will help us achieve our target of providing up to 85% of New Zealanders with access to fibre by the end of 2024.
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InternetNZ: Telco Bill will protect fair broadband prices after 2020
Tue, 8th Aug 2017
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Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill to have first reading in mid-August, says Communications Minister Simon Bridges.
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Modernising NZ's telco sector: TUANZ applauds introduction of new Telco Bill
Tue, 8th Aug 2017
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commerce commission
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telecommunications amendment bill
Simon Bridges to introduce Bill reviewing regulatory framework of NZ's telecommunications sector. Utility regulation model for UFB fibre included.
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Simon Bridges to introduce Bill to modernise Telco Act to Parliament
Tue, 8th Aug 2017
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stephen gale
The Commission will be able to make codes that address retail service quality if the industry fails to develop industry-led codes that are adequate.
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Time to power up: Kiwi roads are bustling with 4,000 electric vehicles
Mon, 7th Aug 2017
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Electric vehicles surge in NZ, hitting 4,000 mark on roads ahead of schedule, as government efforts spark EV adoption boom.
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More competition needed - Tuanz backs Govt's request for review of mobile market
Tue, 1st Aug 2017
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stephen gale
TUANZ backs Govt's call for a competition review in NZ's mobile sector, urging more market players for innovation.
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NZ energy innovation bill speeds through its third reading in parliament
Wed, 5th Jul 2017
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cartech
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power / energy
New Zealand introduces new measures to boost electric vehicles and energy efficiency, with changes to legislation and incentives for EV uptake.
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NZ IoT Alliance report: Simon Bridges on the Govt's role in NZ's IoT future
Fri, 30th Jun 2017
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Internet of Things (IoT) could bring over $2 billion of economic benefits to New Zealand, according to a report by the New Zealand IoT Alliance.
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Simon Bridges announces reappointment of Telecommunications Commissioner
Mon, 12th Jun 2017
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telecommunications
Dr Stephen Gale has been reappointed as Telecommunications Commissioner and member of the Commerce Commission in New Zealand.
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Government targets 100% internet connectivity by 2025
Tue, 23rd May 2017
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It’s reviewing the proposals received in the tender process for the next phase of the Rural Broadband Initiative and the Mobile Black Spot Fund.
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Teckweek’17 kicks off to to encourage global thinking and inspire youth
Sat, 6th May 2017
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​Techweek’17, a nationwide event showcasing New Zealand-grown technology and innovation to the world, kicked off today amidst much fanfare.
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Kiwi Govt & digital sector align to drive NZ's digital transformation
Mon, 3rd Apr 2017
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The New Zealand Government has launched a digital sector alliance to explore the benefits of the Internet of Things.
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New Zealand can't be complacent in its progress toward cyber security
Fri, 24th Mar 2017
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The cooperation of the government with the private sector will be the crucial accelerant in the drive to improve cyber security across the economy.
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From fast food to flying food: Domino's showcases NZ pizza delivery by drone
Fri, 26th Aug 2016
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Pizza delivery by drone? In New Zealand? Disbelief aside, Domino's and Flirtey teamed up yesterday to show that it's about to become real - soon.
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New Zealand ahead of the curve when it comes to electric vehicles
Fri, 6th May 2016
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The New Zealand government is investing in electric cars with an ambitious package to encourage the switch to low emission transport.
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New technologies lead Govt to overhaul transport sector rules
Fri, 22nd Apr 2016
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uber
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New Zealand overhauls transport rules to accommodate new technologies and streamline small passenger services.
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ICT Minister gains environment portfolio
Mon, 2nd Apr 2012
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local government
Amy Adams to be kept busy following resignation of Nick Smith.