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Collaboration creates Aotearoa’s first publicly accessible genomics platform

Techblog Staff. 28 July 2021, 7:56 am

Independent researchers now have access to New Zealand's first bioinformatics platform thanks to the four-year collaboration between Genomics of Aotearoa NZ and Catalyst Cloud.

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New gastric monitoring solution set to improve patient gut health worldwide…

Techblog staff. 05 July 2021, 7:11 am

A local company is changing the way formerly invasive tests can be carried out on patients with stomach ailments.

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An immigration system fit for the future

Techblog Staff. 21 June 2021, 5:00 am

Finding staff who can do the job is an increasing concern for the tech sector. On top of decades of missed targets, the recent COVID crisis has mean our borders are shut to trained staff who may want to migrate to New Zealand.

The Productivity Commission has been tasked with advising on policies for the next 30 years.

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NZ Open Source Awards - Nominations close Monday

Techblog Staff. 18 June 2021, 6:50 am

Last chance to nominate individuals or projects for this year's Open Source Awards.

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Work-life balance number one concern: survey

Techblog staff. 16 June 2021, 7:00 am

Work-life balance has become the top priority for New Zealand employees according to the latest research from recruitment firm Randstad.

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NASA Scientist for a Day winners announced

Techblog staff. 14 June 2021, 3:50 pm

The New Zealand Space Agency has announced the winners of its NASA Scientist for a Day competition.

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New initiative to debunk online misinformation, hate speech and conspiracy theories launched

Techblog staff. 04 June 2021, 12:37 pm

Combating hate speech means helping prevent the spread of disinformation online and that's something not-for-profit group Tohatoha hopes to do with its new programme.

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2021 Hi-Tech Awards winners

Techblog Staff. 31 May 2021, 5:10 am

The New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards celebrate the best of the industry and this year's gala dinner reached record levels with 1300 attendees, including the Prime Minister.

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Misinformation rife during 2020 election: Tohatoha

Techblog staff. 17 May 2021, 7:03 am

Misinformation was rife during the general election in 2020 says Tohatoa, which has helped develop a Social Media Analysis Toolkit (SMAT) to better understand its impact on our political scene.

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New Zealand needs to do better at building world-class firms

Techblog staff. 20 April 2021, 5:00 am

The Productivity Commission has reviewed a number of "frontier firms" to determine what kind of bar they set for the rest of the economy. The bad news is, it's a pretty low one, with productivity rate…

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Latest broadband report confirms improved performance of premium fibre plans…

Techblog Staff. 14 April 2021, 8:15 am

The Commerce Commission's latest report shows New Zealand's broadband scene is living up to expectations and fibre users are more than able to handle the load we throw at it.

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