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Brislen on Tech: Outstanding in our field

Paul Brislen. 18 June 2021, 3:48 pm

Fieldays continues to grow in popularity but alongside the combine harvesters these days you'll find drones, electric bikes and data mining equipment that wouldn't be out of place in a CBD office.

So what's in it for New Zealand and can agritech help us grow the economy?

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Techweek 21 is coming - time to lock-in and line up some great tech sessions

Peter Griffin. 20 May 2021, 10:56 am

New Zealand's annual tech fest officially kicks off on Saturday, with a strong slate featuring hundreds of events across the country offering live in-person and virtual gatherings.

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Invitation to Skills Exploratory Hui

Paul Matthews. 19 March 2021, 9:18 am

Skills are critical to the growth of any sector, especially in high-skill and high complexity sectors such as digital and information technology.

With this in mind, we would like to invite you to participate in some essential hui over the next few weeks, exploring different aspects of the skills pipeline and what we can collective do to progress them.

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Tech sector a big winner as Deloitte Top 200 awards reflect the year of Covid

Peter Griffin. 08 December 2020, 10:23 am

Consulting firm Deloitte's annual Top 200 awards featured a heavy weighting towards the tech sector this year, with Xero, Chorus, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and tech visionary Ian Taylor taking out ke…

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Your health tech innovations wanted!

Peter Griffin. 14 July 2020, 10:30 am

an opportunity exists to allow promising new health tech innovations to fly, with ChristchurchNZ, KiwiNet, and Ryman Healthcare offering a prize package worth over $340,000 as part of its HealthTech S…

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Waikato Uni first to host national high school esports competition

Sarah Putt. 19 May 2020, 5:04 pm

Esports continues to be an activity that largely takes place under the radar of mainstream attention, despite huge participation in New Zealand and around the world. Waikato University is alive to its…

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Big tech conferences go online and free

Peter Griffin. 08 May 2020, 11:36 am

Big tech conferences are going online and free for all to attend this year in a move that could change the face of the tech conference forever.

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KiwiNet Awards highlight tech diversity

Sarah Putt. 06 June 2019, 6:32 pm

Technology is a vast, almost limitless sector, and nowhere is this better demonstrated than in the annual KiwiNet Awards, which recognises successful research commercialisation within New Zealand's un…

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2019 Hi-Tech Awards winners announced

Techblog Staff. 27 May 2019, 7:51 am

The 2019 Hi-Tech Awards gala dinner, held in Auckland on Friday, celebrated the best of the tech sector in New Zealand with 1100 in attendance. Check out the winners here.

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Full credit: will Spark cope with the Rugby World Cup?

Paul Brislen. 13 May 2019, 7:58 am

The Rugby World Cup hits our screens in September and while no doubt the players are hard at work in preparation, so too are the tech teams at Spark and its partners. Will they be ready for kick off?

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Supporting vital voices to the Christchurch Call

Ellen Strickland. 08 May 2019, 7:00 am

The "Christchurch Call' meeting is being held in Paris on 15 May 2019. It aims to "bring together countries and tech companies in an attempt to bring to an end the ability to use social media to organ…

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